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Resource® thickenUp® clear

Resource® ThickenUp® Clear


Resource® ThickenUp® Clear is a powder thickener used to modify the consistency of food and drink, both hot and cold, without changing the flavor or color.  Importantly, it rapidly achieves and maintains a stable bolus viscosity to allow for safer swallowing. Its efficacy is clinically proven, and it presents numerous benefits to conventional starch-based thickeners.

Efficacy and benefits

Is fully transparent in water and does not affect color in other liquids

Is odorless and tasteless and visually more appetizing

Rapidly achieves stable and appropriate consistency

Is free of lumps in all types of liquids

Requires the same dosage for all liquids for a given thickening level

Remains consistent over time; no over-thickening and is resistant to salivary amylase

 

Preparation guide

Preparation of dysphagia-adapted foods and fluids: Resource® ThickenUp® Clear makes it easy

 

Preparation of dysphagia-adapted foods and fluids: Resource® ThickenUp®Clear makes it easy

of dysphagia specialists feel Resource® ThickenUp®Clear is easier to prepare thanks to its 1-2-3 dosage.  See below for the details and step-by-step instructions on how toprepare 100ml of liquid to the right consistency with Resource® ThickenUp®Clear.

 

 

 How to use

 

It’s a universal method: Use the same dosage for all liquids for a given thickening level. Use the dosing spoon included in the tin. For 100 ml of water, juice, tea, coffee etc. take:

 

 

 

How to prepare

 

Step 1 - Put powder first

 

To achieve the best dissolution and clarity, first pour the recommended amount of powder into the cup according to required consistency.

 

 

Step 2 – Then pour liquid over powder

 

As Resource® ThickenUp® Clear thickens rapidly, start stirring immediately, as liquid is added and continue for 20-30 seconds until powder is well dissolved.

 

 

Step 3 – Stir for 20-30 seconds

 

 

Step 4 – Enjoy

 

 



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Product benefit

 

Results of a recent publication show that Resource® ThickenUp® Clear improves swallowing safety in dysphagia patients

 

The primary purpose of the study was to compare the effect of thin liquid and liquid thickened with Resource® ThickenUp® Clear on the incidence of aspiration.

 

One hundred adult patients with dysphagia were prospectively evaluated with each of the liquid types.

Twenty patients aspirated on thin liquid and 11 on liquid thickened to nectar (mildly thick) consistency.

 

The key finding was that there was a clinically and statistically significant reduction (45%) in the incidence of aspiration for thickened liquid compared to thin liquid. (Figure 1).

 

This study provides data to support evidence-based practice for speech-language pathologists, dietitians and other health care providers who care for patients with dysphagia.

 

Significantly fewer patients (p<0.05) aspirated on liquid thickened with Resource® ThickenUp® Clear (TUC) than thin liquid (thin).

 

 

Leonard R et al. Effects of Bolus Rheology on Aspiration in Dysphagic Patients. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114(4):590–594

Access the publication here http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S2212-2672(13)01251-3/fulltext


Therapeutic effect

 

Researchers identify that Resource® ThickenUp® Clear contributes a therapeutic effect without increasing residue, a subject of emerging relevance to dysphagia patients.

 

Results are summarized in a new publication.

 

Clavé and colleagues studied the effect of Resource® ThickenUp® Clear using a clinical method and videofluoroscopy on 120 patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia (66 with stroke, 41 older and 13 with neurodegenerative diseases) and 14 healthy volunteers while swallowing thin-liquid, nectar-like and spoon-thick boluses.

 

Signs of impaired safety, and efficacy of swallow, and the physiology of the swallow response were evaluated. Resource® ThickenUp® Clear improved the safety of swallow without increasing residue, providing a viscosity-dependent therapeutic effect for patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia.

 

Access the publication here http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apt.12696/abstract;jsessionid=BBC078E54AF7C85CCCF546A6948E972F.f02t02