Pneumonia in Dysphagic Stroke Patients: Effect on Outcomes and Identification of High Risk Patients

@inproceedings{Reynolds1998PneumoniaID,
  title={Pneumonia in Dysphagic Stroke Patients: Effect on Outcomes and Identification of High Risk Patients},
  author={Patrick S. Reynolds and Laura M. Gilbert and David C. Good and Volker A. Knappertz and Cheryl T. Crenshaw and Stephen L. Wayne and David Pillbury and Charles H. Tegeler},
  year={1998}
}
Objectives : To identify variables associated with the development of pneumonia in patients with ischemic stroke and to assess the utility of both the clinical swallowing examination and the videofluoroscopic modified barium swallow (VMBS) to identify stroke patients at risk for aspiration and subsequent pneumonia and to measure the effect of pneumonia on hospital outcomes.Design/Methods: Bedside clinical evaluation and VMBS were performed on 102 patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke who… CONTINUE READING

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