Aspiration following stroke: clinical correlates and outcome.


Journal Article

Among 47 patients with stroke evaluated clinically and videofluoroscopically, one-half aspirated. Patients with combined cerebral-brainstem strokes with bilateral cranial nerve signs were at greatest risk, but aspiration also occurred in the context of unilateral signs. Dysphonia was the common clinical characteristic of aspirating patients. Single chest roentgenograms were of limited value in predicting aspiration. Outcome was favorable following compensatory oral feeding programs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Horner, J; Massey, EW; Riski, JE; Lathrop, DL; Chase, KN

Published Date

  • September 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1359 - 1362

PubMed ID

  • 3412582

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3412582

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.38.9.1359


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States