Cervical auscultation in the diagnosis of oropharyngeal aspiration in children: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

@inproceedings{Frakking2013CervicalAI,
  title={Cervical auscultation in the diagnosis of oropharyngeal aspiration in children: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial},
  author={Thuy T. Frakking and Anne B Chang and Kerry-Ann F. O’Grady and Katie Walker-Smith and Kelly A Weir},
  booktitle={Trials},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Oropharyngeal aspiration (OPA) can lead to recurrent respiratory illnesses and chronic lung disease in children. Current clinical feeding evaluations performed by speech pathologists have poor reliability in detecting OPA when compared to radiological procedures such as the modified barium swallow (MBS). Improved ability to diagnose OPA accurately via clinical evaluation potentially reduces reliance on expensive, less readily available radiological procedures. Our study investigates… CONTINUE READING