Swallowing problems in Parkinson disease: frequency and clinical correlates.

  title={Swallowing problems in Parkinson disease: frequency and clinical correlates.},
  author={Nick Miller and Liesl M Allcock and Anthony John Hildreth and Diana Jones and Emma Noble and David J. Burn},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={80 9},
BACKGROUND Changes to the efficiency and integrity of swallowing mechanisms are inevitable in Parkinson disease (PD); however, it remains unclear how many people with PD are at risk of dysphagia. The aim of this study was to establish the frequency of impaired swallowing in people with PD and the relationship between swallowing performance and indicators of disease progression. METHODS A community-based and hospital-based cohort of 137 individuals with PD were asked to drink 150 ml of water… CONTINUE READING