Improvement in nocturnal disordered breathing after first-ever ischemic stroke: role of dysphagia.

@article{MartnezGarca2006ImprovementIN,
  title={Improvement in nocturnal disordered breathing after first-ever ischemic stroke: role of dysphagia.},
  author={Miguel {\'A}ngel Mart{\'i}nez-Garc{\'i}a and Rafael Galiano-Blancart and Juan-Jos{\'e} Soler-Catalu{\~n}a and Luis Cabero-Salt and Pilar Rom{\'a}n-S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2006},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={
          238-45
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the role of dysphagia as a model of pharyngeal muscle dysfunction in the time course of nocturnal disordered breathing (NDB) in patients who experienced a first-ever ischemic stroke. DESIGN Prospective study. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS Fifty-nine consecutive patients (mean age, 73.2 years; SD, 12.8 years) were studied. Clinical sleep and neurologic data and vascular risk factors were recorded. Two nocturnal studies using a portable… CONTINUE READING

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