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L J Silveira Guijarro, V Domingo García, N Montero Fernández, C Ma Osuna del Pozo, L Álvarez Nebreda, J A Serra-Rexach
MAIN OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of oropharyngeal dysphagia at hospital discharge in elderly patients admitted to a Subacute Care Unit (SACU) using the Volume-Viscosity Swalow Test (V-VST) and an adapted version for severe dementia (V-VST-G). METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study; duration; 50 days. Data gathered from the clinical chart at hospital discharge: demographical, clinical, risk factors, and complications of dysphagia, functional course, and V-VCAM and V-VCAM-G outcomes...
May 2011: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Michael Vaiman, Oded Nahlieli, Eli Eliav
OBJECTIVES: Surface electromyographic (sEMG) studies were performed on 40 adult patients following extraction of lower third and second molars to research the approach and limitations of sEMG evaluation of their odynophagia complaints. METHODS: Parameters evaluated during swallowing and drinking include the timing, number of swallows per 100 cc of water, and range (amplitude) of EMG activity of m. masseter, infrahyoid and submental-submandibular group. The above mentioned variables (mean + standard deviation) were measured for the group of dental patients (n = 40) and control group of healthy adults (n = 40)...
2006: Head & Face Medicine
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