The clinical application of the 100mL water swallow test in head and neck cancer.

@article{Patterson2011TheCA,
  title={The clinical application of the 100mL water swallow test in head and neck cancer.},
  author={Joanne M. Patterson and Anthony John Hildreth and Elaine McColl and Paul N Carding and David V Hamilton and Janet A Wilson},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={180-4}
}
Water swallow tests have been used as to screen patients with neurological dysphagia who are at risk of aspiration. This study examines the clinical utility of the 100mL water swallow test (WST) in head and neck cancer, by measuring its sensitivity and specificity for identifying aspiration and for monitoring swallow performance up to one year following (chemo)radiotherapy. Patients referred for (chemo)radiotherapy were assessed on the WST (n=173) pre-treatment and 3, 6 and 12months post… CONTINUE READING

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