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THE EVALUATION OF DISPHAGIC SYNDROME, IN PATIENTS WITH PREVIOUSLY ACQUIRED BRAIN DAMAGES

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The evaluation of disphagic syndrome, in patients with previously acquired brain damages. Recently clinical studies have proved without doubts that in patients affect by neurological diseases, like stroke, parkinsonism syndromes and others neurodegenerative pathologies, there is a very elevated incidence of swallowing disorders even severe. The disease can show up in a full blown way, with clinical evident signs like suffocation or frequent and sudden cough, at the moment in which the patient tries to feed or to drink; or it can appear in a less clear way, through an unable protection of the low airway and with possible pathologies ab ingestis. The first signals are represented by frequent resulting of cough reflex at nutrition or hydratation. Important is to assess the validity of this reflection, monitoring the amount of food reflux in the mouth after swallowing, which then could be perceived like foreign body and be aspired. The main diagnostic tests are the pHmetry in 24h, ultrasound, esophagography, videofluoroscopy, endoscopic examination and scintigraphy. Through the FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) we can then identify the time of swallowing deficit. Early diagnosis of Dysphagia Syndrome is important to improve living condition and survival of patients.

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F.N. Bartuli

F. Luciani

S. Marino

E. Bramanti

F. Cecchetti

c. Arcuri

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Bartuli, F., Luciani , F., Marino , S., Bramanti , E., Cecchetti , F., & Arcuri, c. (2010). THE EVALUATION OF DISPHAGIC SYNDROME, IN PATIENTS WITH PREVIOUSLY ACQUIRED BRAIN DAMAGES. Oral & Implantology, 3(2), 29–34. Retrieved from https://www.oimplantology.org/oimp/article/view/60
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