Definition, prevalence and burden of oropharyngeal dysphagia: a serious problem among older adults worldwide and the impact on prognosis and hospital resources.

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Oropharyngeal dysphagia describes difficulty with eating and drinking. This benign statement does not reflect the personal, social, and economic costs of the condition. Dysphagia has an insidious nature in that it cannot be 'seen' like a hemiplegia or a broken limb. It is often a comorbid condition, most notably of stroke, and many other neurodegenerative… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000339974

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@article{Cichero2012DefinitionPA, title={Definition, prevalence and burden of oropharyngeal dysphagia: a serious problem among older adults worldwide and the impact on prognosis and hospital resources.}, author={Julie A. Y. Cichero and Kenneth W. Altman}, journal={Nestle Nutrition Institute workshop series}, year={2012}, volume={72}, pages={1-11} }