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Management of dysphagia in stroke patients.
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PMID:  21561028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties, is a common problem in patients affected by stroke and its management is an important aspect of stroke rehabilitation and reducing the risk of aspiration pneumonia. Adequate nutrition and oral hygiene are also important aspects of dysphagia management. Nurses are well informed about the needs of patients and there is a consensus within the profession that they should undergo training to allow them to assess patients' swallow before formal assessments by speech and language therapists. This can ensure patients have adequate fluid and diet intake.
Sarah Michelle Hughes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing older people     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1472-0795     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Older People     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101084156     Medline TA:  Nurs Older People     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-4     Citation Subset:  N    
Llandrindod Wells War Memorial Hospital, Wales.
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