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Low tongue strength is associated with oral and cough-related abnormalities in older inpatients

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Shimizu et al.
Used Parameters : SMM

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : Nutrition

Objectives Sarcopenic dysphagia is partly characterized by a decline in the strength of the swallowing muscles. However, its associated characteristics and symptoms are unclear. The aim of this study was to clarify the characteristics and symptoms of swallowing ability associated with low tongue muscle strength, which is one of the swallowing muscles in older adults. Methods This was a cross-sectional study of 197 older patients admitted to the hospital for orthopedic conditions. We measured the maximum tongue pressure (MTP) …
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