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High prevalence of colonization of oral cavity by respiratory pathogens in frail older patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia
Aspiration pneumonia (AP) is caused by dysfunctional swallowing resulting in aspiration of material colonized by respiratory pathogens. The aim of this study was to assess and compare the swallowingExpand
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Oral health in older patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia.
BACKGROUND oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD), aspiration and poor oral health status are potential risk factors in elderly patients with aspiration pneumonia (AP). AIM to assess the oral hygiene statusExpand
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