Comparison of Dysphagics and Nondysphagics on Pulse Oximetry during Oral Feeding

@article{Colodny2000ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of Dysphagics and Nondysphagics on Pulse Oximetry during Oral Feeding},
  author={Nancy Colodny},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={2000},
  volume={15},
  pages={68-73}
}
This study was designed to determine whether significant differences in SpO2 levels existed among elderly individuals with dysphagia, and, more specifically, whether pulse oximetry can discriminate dysphagic from nondysphagic individuals. In addition, differences in SpO2 between liquid aspirators, solid aspirators, laryngeal penetrators, and normals was investigated in a sample of 181 subjects, 104 of whom were dysphagic. Results indicated that aspirators had lower SpO2 levels before, during… CONTINUE READING