Quantifying fluid intake in dysphagic stroke patients: a preliminary comparison of oral and nonoral strategies.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To determine whether dysphagic stroke patients receiving oral (thickened-fluid dysphagia) diets or nonoral (enteral feedings supplemented with intravenous fluids) diets met their estimated fluid requirements. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirteen dysphagic patients with new strokes were studied… (More)

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