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Dysphagia: A Comparison of Treatment Effectiveness

@inproceedings{Henshaw2012DysphagiaAC,
  title={Dysphagia: A Comparison of Treatment Effectiveness},
  author={Larenda J Henshaw},
  year={2012}
}
Effectiveness of swallow maneuvers, thermal stimulation and combination both in treatment of patients with dysphagia using functional outcome swallowing scale
TLDR
Combining thermal stimulation and swallow maneuvers are significantly more fruitful for the treatment of dysphagia than either thermal stimulation or swallowing maneuvers.

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