Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Validated instruments used to evaluate swallowing included the Penetration-Aspiration Scale and the M. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory. Also, the oropharyngeal chemoradiotherapy group had better self-perceived swallowing ability than the surgery-radiotherapy group on the basis of the M. Dysphagia, or impairment of swallowing function, is a frequent consequence of head and neck cancer and its treatment that can result in decreased quality of life and nutritional deficiency.
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Palmer, Hiroshi Uematsu. Videofluoroscopic examination of swallowing VF is the gold standard in diagnosis and management of dysphagia. During VF, the patient ingests radiopaque foods and liquids, and oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal stages of swallowing physiology are observed and evaluated. Aspiration is defined as passage of materials through the vocal folds, and laryngeal penetration is defined as passage of materials into the larynx, but not through the vocal folds.
To examine the relation between the presence of penetration or aspiration and the occurrence of the clinical indicators of dysphagia. The presence of penetration or aspiration is closely related to the clinical indicators of dysphagia. It is essential to understand these relationships in order to implement proper diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia. Fifty-eight poststroke survivors were divided into two groups: patients with or without penetration or aspiration.
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. Accidental loss of food or liquids into the airway while eating or drinking is perhaps the most clinically significant consequence of dysphagia. Although videofluoroscopic recording of swallowing is the current gold standard for identifying and determining remediation for aspiration, results are generally described in descriptive terms, thus limiting information and lending to errors of interpretation. We previously published an 8-point scale to quantitate selected aspects of penetration and aspiration conveying depth of airway invasion and whether or not material entering the airway is expelled Rosenbek et al.