Using voluntary cough to detect penetration and aspiration during oropharyngeal swallowing in patients with Parkinson disease.

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BACKGROUND Identification of people with Parkinson disease (PD) who are at risk for aspiration is important, especially because of the high prevalence of aspiration pneumonia. METHODS Fifty-eight consecutive patients (Hoehn and Yahr stage II-III; average age 72.3) were enrolled in the study. Measures of airflow during voluntary cough production and the… (More)
DOI: 10.1378/chest.10-0342

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