The evaluation of disphagic syndrome, in patients with previously acquired brain damages

Bartuli, F.N. and Luciani, Fabio and Marino, S. and Bramant, E. and Cecchetti, Francesco and Arcuri, Claudio (2010) The evaluation of disphagic syndrome, in patients with previously acquired brain damages. Oral & implantology, 3 (2). pp. 29-34. ISSN 2035-2468

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Recently clinical studies have proved without doubts that in patients affect by neurological diseases, like stroke, parkinsonism syndromes and others neurodegenerative pathologies, there is a very elevated incidence of swallowing disorders even severe. The disease can show up in a full blown way, with clinical evident signs like suffocation or frequent and sudden cough, at the moment in which the patient tries to feed or to drink; or it can appear in a less clear way, through an unable protection of the low airway and with possible pathologies ab ingestis. The first signals are represented by frequent resulting of cough reflex at nutrition or hydratation. Important is to assess the validity of this reflection, monitoring the amount of food reflux in the mouth after swallowing, which then could be perceived like foreign body and be aspired. The main diagnostic tests are the pHmetry in 24h, ultrasound, esophagography, videofluoroscopy, endoscopic examination and scintigraphy. Through the FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) we can then identify the time of swallowing deficit. Early diagnosis of Dysphagia Syndrome is important to improve living condition and survival of patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disphagic syndrome, neurological diseases, swallowing disorders
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.6 Odontoiatria
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 16:22
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 13:36

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