Clinical signs and symptoms of oropharyngeal aspiration and dysphagia in children.

@article{Weir2009ClinicalSA,
  title={Clinical signs and symptoms of oropharyngeal aspiration and dysphagia in children.},
  author={Kelly A Weir and Sandra M. McMahon and Linda Barry and Ian Brent Masters and Anne B Chang},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={604-11}
}
The diagnostic value of various signs and symptoms (clinical markers) in predicting oropharyngeal aspiration (OPA) or swallowing dysfunction has not been established in children. The present retrospective study was undertaken to: 1) identify specific clinical markers associated with radiographic evidence of OPA, isolated laryngeal penetration (ILP) and post-swallow residue (PSR); 2) determine the sensitivity and specificity of clinical markers associated with OPA; and 3) determine the influence… CONTINUE READING

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