Management of oral-pharyngeal dysphagia symptoms in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

@article{Strand1996ManagementOO,
  title={Management of oral-pharyngeal dysphagia symptoms in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis},
  author={Edythe A. Strand and Robert M. Miller and Kathryn M. Yorkston and Allen D. Hillel},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={1996},
  volume={11},
  pages={129-139}
}
Oral and pharyngeal dysphagia is a common symptom in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and is the result of a progressive loss of function in bulbar and respiratory muscles. Clinicians involved in the management of ALS patients should be familiar with the common clinical findings and the usual patterns of temporal progression. The prevention of secondary complications, such as nutritional deficiency and dehydration that compound the deteriorating effects of the disease, requires… CONTINUE READING