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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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2004) reported that 41% of patients with stroke with dysphagia exhibited good awareness of their dysphagic symptoms and modified their drinking behaviors accordingly.
A number of dysphagic patients were also interviewed in 2004 and 2005 to evaluate the quality of the new textured meals.
Oral-motor skills following sensorimotor therapy in two groups of moderately dysphagic children with cerebral palsy: Aspiration vs.
Skills needed by speech-language pathologists providing services to dysphagic patients/clients, ASHA, 32 (Suppl.
Dysphagic patients can suffer from malnutrition and can develop pneumonia as a result of inhaling solids, liquids or their own saliva.
By performing an early and systematic screening with the GUSS method and intensified oral hygiene, the primary end point of this study was to investigate if the incidence of x-ray verified aspiration pneumonia could be reduced in hospitalized dysphagic stroke patients.
A randomised prospective comparison of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and nasogastric tube feeding after acute dysphagic stroke.
He noted that a large, multicenter, randomized PES trial sponsored by the University of Manchester is now underway in 120 dysphagic stroke patients to help determine whether this novel form of neurostimulation can reduce the time needed for patients to return to normal swallowing and thus reduce the dependence on artificial feeding.
Evaluation of the benefits of monitoring fluid thickness in the dietary management of dysphagic stroke patients.
Dysphagic patients are underserved by modern medicine and many face tube-feeding and a significant loss of quality of life for decades.
Nearly half of the patients in all groups were dysphagic.
Postoperatively, the patient's voice and dysphagic symptoms greatly improved.