Bolus management and aspiration pneumonia in patients with pseudobulbar dysphagia
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 wordsPseudobulbar Dysphagia Aspiration Pneumonia Prevention
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