Physiological Characteristics of Dysphagia Following Thermal Burn Injury

  title={Physiological Characteristics of Dysphagia Following Thermal Burn Injury},
  author={Anna F Rumbach and Elizabeth C Ward and Petrea Lee Cornwell and Lynell V. Bassett and Michael J. Muller},
The study aim was to document the acute physiological characteristics of swallowing impairment following thermal burn injury. A series of 19 participants admitted to a specialised burn centre with thermal burn injury were identified with suspected aspiration risk by a clinical swallow examination (CSE) conducted by a speech-language pathologist and referred to the study. Once medically stable, each then underwent more detailed assessment using both a CSE and fiberoptic evaluation of swallowing… CONTINUE READING


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