Patterns and predictors of swallowing resolution following adult traumatic brain injury.

@article{Ward2007PatternsAP,
  title={Patterns and predictors of swallowing resolution following adult traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Elizabeth C Ward and Karly Green and A Q Morton},
  journal={The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={184-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the patterns of swallowing resolution and outcomes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients in an acute care setting and document the risk factors or predictors of resolution of swallowing function. PARTICIPANTS 117 consecutive TBI patients who had received speech pathology intervention for dysphagia during acute postinjury care. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Temporal measures relating to pattern of resolution of dysphagia postinjury. RESULTS 75% of patients were assessed by 2… CONTINUE READING

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