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condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful

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The patient was dysphagic to solids and liquids and had shortness of breath; accordingly, she was immediately intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).
Factors like type of stroke and previous history of smoking were significantly associated with dysphagic individuals.
When Barofsky and Fontaine (4) compared phagophobia patients with other subjects--healthy controls, anorexia nervosa restrictors, dysphagic patients with esophageal obstruction, dysphagic patients with motility disturbance, and patients with nonmotility non-obstructive dysphagia--they found that patients with psychogenic dysphagia did not appear to have an eating disorder.
The question of whether these dysphagic stroke patients with severe disabilities should have PEG insertion, and whether there is a benefit in terms of mortality and quality of life remains a difficult clinical and ethical dilemma for physicians and families.
Canadian scientists indicate that adding finely processed high-fiber ingredients to dysphagic pureed foods can make them monophasic, smooth, cohesive and thick.
Concern for dehydration has been directed primarily toward dysphagic patients receiving thickened liquids; with substandard fluid intake overwhelmingly attributed to patient dissatisfaction.
A randomised prospective comparison of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and nasogastric tube feeding after acute dysphagic stroke.
Dysphagic patients and their caregivers should receive special attention concerning a vigilant oral hygiene program due to the tendency to pocket food, the increased risk of infection and caries, and the danger of aspiration.
Speech pathologists and otolaryngologists discuss such topics as neurogenic dysphagia, nursing evaluation and care of the dysphagic patient, pediatric clinical feeding assessment, radiographic evaluation of the pharynx and esophagus, and objective measures and normative data in adults.
Identifying the optimal treatment strategy for a dysphagic patient begins with a comprehensive evaluation of swallowing function.
At the fourteenth day of admission, the patient became severely dysphagic and dysarthric.
The firm's device delivers a precisely sequenced and calibrated electrical signal to the pharynx of the dysphagic patient.
BOSTON -- A retrospective study of dysphagic patients who underwent high-resolution impedance manometry found that spastic esophageal dysmotility was significantly more common in those on long-term opioid therapy than in those not taking opioids, said Dr.
The authors of this book, a wife and husband team, a speech-language pathologist and neurologist, respectively, have extensive expertise with dysphagic patients, and they have written a well-researched, informative guide for those caring for the elderly or the ill.