The volume-viscosity swallow test for clinical screening of dysphagia and aspiration.

@article{Rofes2012TheVS,
  title={The volume-viscosity swallow test for clinical screening of dysphagia and aspiration.},
  author={L. Rofes and V. Arreola and P. Clav{\'e}},
  journal={Nestle Nutrition Institute workshop series},
  year={2012},
  volume={72},
  pages={
          33-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a major complaint among many patients with neurological diseases and in the elderly, but is often underdiagnosed. The volume-viscosity swallow test (V-VST) is a bedside method to screen patients for dysphagia. METHODS The V-VST was designed to identify clinical signs of impaired efficacy (labial seal, oral and pharyngeal residue, and piecemeal deglutition) and impaired safety of swallow (voice changes, cough and decrease in oxygen saturation ≥3%). It… Expand
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