Effects of xerostomia on perception and performance of swallow function.

  title={Effects of xerostomia on perception and performance of swallow function.},
  author={Jeri A. Logemann and Claire H. Smith and Barbara Roa Pauloski and Alfred W. Rademaker and Cathy L. Lazarus and Laura A. Colangelo and Bharat B. Mittal and Ellen Maccracken and Joy E Gaziano and Linda Stachowiak and Lisa Ann Newman},
  journal={Head & neck},
  volume={23 4},
BACKGROUND Head and neck cancer treatment with high-dose chemoradiation may cause xerostomia and affect the patient's perception of swallowing ability. METHOD Whole saliva production was measured in 36 patients with advanced-stage cancer of the oropharynx before treatment and 3 months after treatment by weighing a 4 x 4 inch gauze before and after a 2-minute chewing period. Presence of multiple eating difficulties was measured by patient interview. Swallowing was examined… CONTINUE READING

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