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Radiological assessment of dysphagia in Parkinson's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1954529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Videofluoroscopy was used to examine swallowing in 24 patients with Parkinson's disease and dysphagia. Motility patterns for liquids, semi-solids and solid foods were classified into oral, pharyngeal and oesophageal phases. Abnormalities in swallowing were demonstrated in 92% of patients in the oral phase, 54% in the pharyngeal phase and 8% in the oesophageal phase. Tracheal aspiration occurred in 46%. These abnormalities were more marked with liquids than with semi-solids or solids. Abnormalities of swallowing are common in Parkinsonian patients with dysphagia. Videofluoroscopy is the appropriate method of investigation.
J Stroudley; M Walsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0007-1285     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-30     Completed Date:  1991-12-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  890-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Radiology Department, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use
Deglutition / physiology
Deglutition Disorders / etiology,  physiopathology,  radiography*
Parkinson Disease / complications,  radiography*
Pharynx / radiography
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Reg. No./Substance:
7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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