Nutrition and gastrointestinal tract assessment and management of children with dysphagia.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Limited ability to take in nutrients places young patients with dysphagia at risk for malnutrition and failure to gain weight. These children require careful evaluation and ongoing monitoring of growth and nutritional status. Gastroesophageal reflux and recurrent vomiting may contribute to dysphagia when the refluxate causes laryngopharyngeal irritation and can increase the morbidity in patients prone to aspiration. A paucity of evidence-based literature on relevant topics demands both clinical judgment and an interdisciplinary approach for management decisions for these issues. Advances in nutrition and management of aerodigestive conditions related to dysphagia will be reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kirby, M; Noel, RJ

Published Date

  • August 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 180 - 189

PubMed ID

  • 17647130

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0734-0478

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-2007-984724


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States