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Difficulty in swallowing, or inability to swallow, of organic or psychic causation.



difficulty in the act of swallowing.

The causes of dysphagia are inflammations of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, larynx, and mediastinum; foreign bodies; cicatricial stenoses and tumors; and certain nervous conditions. Swallowing is difficult or impossible and painful. Food or liquid get into the nose, larynx, and trachea. Dysphagia is treated by eliminating the primary condition.

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Do dysphagic patients with an absent pharyngeal swallow have a shorter survival than dysphagic patients with pharyngeal swallow?
There have been some studies that examine predictors of early mortality in PEG patients of all causes (but not exclusive to dysphagic stroke patients).
However, given the relative infrequency with which honey consistency is recommended for dysphagic patients compared with nectar consistency (Castellanos, Butler, Gluch, & Burke, 2004; Garcia, Chambers, & Molander, 2005), the nectar and honey consistency groups were collapsed into one group referred to as "thickened liquids.
Long-term outcome of precutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding in patients with dysphagic stroke.
Commercially prepared thickened liquids are cost-effective products in the care of hospitalized dysphagic stroke patients.
British Society of Disability and Oral Health Guidelines for the development of local standards of oral health care for dependent, dysphagic, critically and terminally ill patients (revised January 2000).
Sudden Death in the dysphagic patient--a case of airway obstruction caused by a food bolus: a brief report.
Some dogs are dysphagic (have difficulty eating), which will cause profuse salivation.
Singh, unpublished plate wastage survey at Concord Hospital, 2003) indicated that dysphagic patients typically have poor appetites and consequently lower nutrient intakes.
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