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A direct intervention program for chronic neurogenic dysphagia secondary to brainstem stroke

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Little objective documentation is available regarding the efficacy of therapies for oropharyngeal dysphagia. Information specifying efficacy of treatment for chronic dysphagic conditions is almost nonexistent. This report describes a direct therapy program for chronic neurogenic dysphagia resulting from brainstem stroke, and provides information on immediate and long-term clinical outcome. Changes in swallowing physiology reflect goals of therapy. Long-term follow-up shows that functional benefits are long lasting without related health complications.

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Crary, M.A. A direct intervention program for chronic neurogenic dysphagia secondary to brainstem stroke. Dysphagia 10, 6–18 (1995).

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