Clinical measurement of swallowing in health and in neurogenic dysphagia.

Abstract

We studied clinical features potentially related to dysphagia and three indices from a timed test of swallowing--average volume per swallow (ml), average time (s) per swallow and swallowing capacity (ml/s)--in 181 screened healthy adults and 30 patients with motor neurone disease (MND). In healthy adults, age, sex and height accounted for 44.3% and 55.6% of… (More)

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