publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

Akustische Signale in der Diagnostik der pharyngealen Dysphagie

Vehreschild, Jörg Janne;
Open Access German
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Publikationsserver der RWTH Aachen University
  • Country: Germany
Aspiration pneumonia caused by postapoplectic pharyngeal dysphagia is a frequent and potentially lethal complication of stroke. Diagnosis is currently established by video endoscopy or videofluoroscopy. Analysis of swallowing sounds as a bedside method may allow earlier diagnosis and improve follow-up. Swallowing sounds recorded by a neck microphone from patients of three groups were compared: Patients with stroke and dysphagia, patients with stroke but without dysphagia and a control group. Analysis included the sound dimensions frequency, duration and volume in correlation with the results of a video endoscopy. A total of 66 patients and controls were included...
Medical Subject Headings: otorhinolaryngologic diseases
free text keywords: Schlaganfall, Dysphagie, Auskultation, Physiologische Akustik, Medizin, zervikale Auskultation, Schluckgeräusche, stroke, dysphagia, swallowing sounds, cervical auscultation, ddc:610
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