Safe initiation of oral diets in hospitalized patients based on passing a 3-ounce (90 cc) water swallow challenge protocol.

@article{Leder2012SafeIO,
  title={Safe initiation of oral diets in hospitalized patients based on passing a 3-ounce (90 cc) water swallow challenge protocol.},
  author={Steven B Leder and Debra M. Suiter and Heather Lisitano Warner and Lynn M Acton and Mark D Siegel},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2012},
  volume={105 3},
  pages={257-63}
}
BACKGROUND Safe and timely oral alimentation is crucial for optimum patient care. OBJECTIVE To determine the short-term success of recommending specific oral diets, including drinking thin liquids, to acute care hospitalized patients at risk for dysphagia based on passing a 3-ounce water swallow challenge protocol. DESIGN Prospective single group consecutively referred case series. SETTING Large, urban, tertiary care, teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS 1000 hospitalized patients… CONTINUE READING

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