Endoscopic Assessment of Swallowing After Prolonged Intubation in the ICU Setting.

@article{Scheel2016EndoscopicAO,
  title={Endoscopic Assessment of Swallowing After Prolonged Intubation in the ICU Setting.},
  author={Rebecca Scheel and Jessica M Pisegna and Edel McNally and Jacob Pieter Noordzij and Susan E. Langmore},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2016},
  volume={125 1},
  pages={43-52}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to identify the frequency of swallowing dysfunction after extubation in a sample of patients with no preexisting dysphagia. METHODS Mechanically ventilated patients in the ICU with no prior history of dysphagia received a flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) exam within 72 hours after extubation. The FEES was then analyzed for variables related to swallowing patterns and laryngeal pathology. Univariate analyses were performed to identify… CONTINUE READING
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