Duration of dysphagic symptoms and swallowing outcomes after thermal burn injury.

@article{Ward2001DurationOD,
  title={Duration of dysphagic symptoms and swallowing outcomes after thermal burn injury.},
  author={Elizabeth C Ward and Mar{\'i}a Uriarte and B Sppath and Andrea L Conroy and B Sppatht},
  journal={The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={441-53; discussion 440-1}
}
Levels of swallowing disability, patterns of dysphagia rehabilitation and swallowing outcomes on discharge were retrospectively reviewed for 30 patients with thermal burn injury (with or without inhalation injury), referred to speech pathology services for dysphagia management. The average total surface burn area of the group was 50%. All patients were mechanically ventilated for an average of 24 days, with 80% of patients requiring subsequent tracheostomy. Initial dysphagia assessment occurred… CONTINUE READING