Aspiration in bilateral stroke patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Seventy patients with bilateral strokes underwent neurologic and videofluoroscopic barium swallowing examinations; 34 (48.6%) aspirated. Patients with aspiration were more likely to have posterior circulation strokes, abnormal cough, abnormal gag, and dysphonia. However, patients likely to aspirate can be identified best by the presence of an abnormal voluntary cough, an abnormal gag reflex, or both. The prediction of patients at risk for aspiration was not improved by additional clinical information (ie, presence of dysphonia or bilateral neurologic signs).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Horner, J; Massey, EW; Brazer, SR

Published Date

  • November 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1686 - 1688

PubMed ID

  • 2234422

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.40.11.1686


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States