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Optimising medicine administration in patients with swallowing difficulties

@article{Naunton2017OptimisingMA,
  title={Optimising medicine administration in patients with swallowing difficulties},
  author={M. Naunton and S. Jackson},
  journal={The Australian Pharmacist},
  year={2017},
  volume={36},
  pages={28-31}
}
Many patients can struggle to swallow tablets, capsules or other oral medicines.1 Especially in an aged care environment, this can often result in practices such as crushing, and/or mixing with vehicles that can adversely affect the pharmacodynamics of the drug in an individual patient. Dysphagia is the medical term used when a patient has difficulty swallowing. Patients with dysphagia may be at risk of aspiration. 
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