Dysphagia

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 215–216

Bolus management and aspiration pneumonia in patients with pseudobulbar dysphagia

  • Michael E. Groher
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02406920

Cite this article as:
Groher, M.E. Dysphagia (1987) 1: 215. doi:10.1007/BF02406920

Abstract

The effect of bolus manipulation on the recurrence of aspiration pneumonia in 56 patients with pseudobulbar dysphagia was studied. Group I patients received a pureed diet with thin liquids, whereas those in group II received a soft mechanical diet with thickened liquids. Members of group II experienced significantly fewer incidences of aspiration pneumonia during a 6-month period.

Key words

PseudobulbarDysphagiaAspirationPneumoniaPrevention

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. Groher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Speech Pathology and AudiologyVeterans Administration Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department 126VA Medical CenterNew YorkUSA