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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1994;18(3):24.
Rehabilitative Management Outcome of Dysphagia
Su Yeol Kim, M.D., Son Mi Choi, M.D. , You Chul Kim, M.D.*
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Chonju, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine*
연하곤란의 재활치료 결과
김수열, 최선미, 김유철*
전주예수병원 재활의학과, 연세대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실*

Swallowing is a brief but intricate process. When this process in disrupted as in patients with neurogenic disorders aspiration or malnutrition can occur.

A retrospective study was conducted to determine the treat outcome of neurogenic dysphagia. Seventeen (55%) out of thirty-one dysphagic patients entered in this study became successful oral feeders and the average time needed for the successful treatment process was about five weeks. Cough reflex, swallowing reflex, disability rate, and cognitive function were associated with the outcome of dysphagia.

Key Words: Dysphagia


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