Effect of Citric Acid and Citric Acid–Sucrose Mixtures on Swallowing in Neurogenic Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

@article{Pelletier2003EffectOC,
  title={Effect of Citric Acid and Citric Acid–Sucrose Mixtures on Swallowing in Neurogenic Oropharyngeal Dysphagia},
  author={Cathy A. Pelletier and Harry T. Lawless},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={231-241}
}
The ability of sour and sweet–sour mixtures to improve swallowing in 11 nursing home residents with neurogenic oropharyngeal dysphagia was investigated using fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. Citric acid (2.7%) significantly reduced aspiration and penetration compared with water. Teaspoon delivery of liquids significantly reduced aspiration and penetration compared with natural cup drinking. Subjects tended to appropriately self-regulate the cup volume they consumed after the… CONTINUE READING