A simple bedside stroke dysphagia screen, validated against videofluoroscopy, detects dysphagia and aspiration with high sensitivity.

@article{Edmiaston2014ASB,
  title={A simple bedside stroke dysphagia screen, validated against videofluoroscopy, detects dysphagia and aspiration with high sensitivity.},
  author={Jeff Edmiaston and Lisa Tabor Connor and Karen Steger-May and Andria L Ford},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={712-6}
}
BACKGROUND Early identification of dysphagia is associated with lower rates of pneumonia after acute stroke. The Barnes-Jewish Hospital Stroke Dysphagia Screen (BJH-SDS) was previously developed as a simple bedside screen performed by nurses for sensitive detection of dysphagia and was previously validated against the speech pathologist's clinical assessment for dysphagia. In this study, acute stroke patients were prospectively enrolled to assess the accuracy of the BJH-SDS when tested against… CONTINUE READING
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