Videoendoscopic assessment of swallowing function to predict the future incidence of pneumonia of the elderly.

@article{Takahashi2012VideoendoscopicAO,
  title={Videoendoscopic assessment of swallowing function to predict the future incidence of pneumonia of the elderly.},
  author={Noriaki Takahashi and Takeshi Kikutani and Fumiyo Tamura and Michael G Groher and Takuo Kuboki},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={
          429-37
        }
}
The purpose of the present study was to examine what dysphagic signs identified by videoendoscopy (VE) could predict the incidence of pneumonia and body weight loss in elderly patients living in nursing homes. This study was performed at six nursing care facilities in Japan from March 2007 to February 2009. The 148 subjects (85·1 ± 8·0 years, male/female: 43/105) were evaluated for their feeding and swallowing movements by clinical and VE examinations during the consumption of a regular meal… CONTINUE READING
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