Gisele Chagas de Medeiros

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When looking at developing countries, the prolonged intensive medical and nursing care required by many patients places extra demands on an already stretched healthcare budget. The purpose of this study was to verify the effectiveness of a systematic rehabilitative program for swallowing and oral-motor movements in intensive care unit patients with the(More)
OBJECTIVES To elucidate independent risk factors for dysphagia after prolonged orotracheal intubation. METHODS The participants were 148 consecutive patients who underwent clinical bedside swallowing assessments from September 2009 to September 2011. All patients had received prolonged orotracheal intubations and were admitted to one of several intensive(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the severity of non-neurological critically ill patients correlates with clinical predictors of bronchial aspiration. METHODS We evaluated adults undergoing prolonged orotracheal intubation (> 48 h) and bedside swallowing assessment within the first 48 h after extubation. We collected data regarding the risk of bronchial(More)
INTRODUCTION Oral transit time is one of the parameters observed during the clinical assessment of the swallowing function. The importance of this parameter is due to its impact on the total duration of a meal, whose consequence can be an unfavorable nutritional prognostic. OBJECTIVE To document scientific papers that measure oral transit time in healthy(More)
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