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Swallowing disorders ICU

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23939361/icu-acquired-swallowing-disorders
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Madison Macht, Tim Wimbish, Cathy Bodine, Marc Moss
OBJECTIVES: Patients hospitalized in the ICU can frequently develop swallowing disorders, resulting in an inability to effectively transfer food, liquids, and pills from their mouth to stomach. The complications of these disorders can be devastating, including aspiration, reintubation, pneumonia, and a prolonged hospital length of stay. As a result, critical care practitioners should understand the optimal diagnostic strategies, proposed mechanisms, and downstream complications of these ICU-acquired swallowing disorders...
October 2013: Critical Care Medicine
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