Detection of aspiration and swallowing disorder in older stroke patients: simple swallowing provocation test versus water swallowing test.

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OBJECTIVE To assess the sensitivity and specificity of a simple swallowing provocation test (SPT) and a water swallowing test (WST) in detecting aspiration pneumonia in elderly patients with stroke. DESIGN Retrospective comparative study involving a simple 2-step SPT and WST on all subjects. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-six stroke patients with aspiration… (More)

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