Comparing the effects of rehabilitation swallowing therapy vs. neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy among stroke patients with persistent pharyngeal dysphagia: a randomized controlled study.

@article{Permsirivanich2009ComparingTE,
  title={Comparing the effects of rehabilitation swallowing therapy vs. neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy among stroke patients with persistent pharyngeal dysphagia: a randomized controlled study.},
  author={Wutichai Permsirivanich and Suttipong Tipchatyotin and Manit Wongchai and Vitoon Leelamanit and Suwanna Setthawatcharawanich and Pornchai Sathirapanya and Kanitpong Phabphal and Uma Juntawises and Achara Boonmeeprakob},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2009},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={259-65}
}
BACKGROUND Dysphagia after stroke is associated with increased mortality, higher dependence, and longer hospitalization. Different therapeutic strategies have been introduced to improve swallowing impairment. There are no current studies that compare rehabilitation swallowing therapy (RST) and neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy (NMES). OBJECTIVE To compare treatment outcomes between RST and NMES intervention in stroke patients with pharyngeal dysphagia. STUDY DESIGN A randomized… CONTINUE READING