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Dysphagia and Malnutrition in Stroke Patients

What is stroke? A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is defined as a loss of function caused by a disruption of the blood supply to…

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Stages of a Swallow

Eating and drinking belong to the basic necessities of mankind. A healthy adult swallows between 800 and 2400 times a day (1). Although swallowing seems…

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Dysphagia in different patient groups

In general, patients with either acute or chronic dysphagia can be divided into three groups (7): 1. neurogenic dysphagia, 2. head-and-neck cancer related dysphagia, 3.…

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Treating dysphagia

Apart from surgical interventions for restoring swallowing function, swallowing function might be restored through functional rehabilitation (dysphagia therapy). Functional swallowing rehabilitation can be divided into…

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Incidence of dysphagia

As dysphagia is not a single disease, but a symptom of an underlying medical problem (3,4), it is difficult to estimate how many patients are…

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Feeding patients with dysphagia

Positioning at Mealtimes Sit upright in erect position Make sure the patient is sitting upright as possible – prop them up with plenty of pillow…

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