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The effects of sarcopenic dysphagia on the dynamics of swallowing organs observed on videofluoroscopic swallowing studies

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Miyashita et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of Oral Rehabilitation

Objectives The aim of the present study was (a) to determine the relationship of videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) findings of the swallowing musculature with the diagnostic criteria for sarcopenic dysphagia and (b) to examine the usefulness of VFSS for diagnosing sarcopenic dysphagia. Methods The participants were 132 patients (mean age, 80.4±8.8 years). Their skeletal muscle mass, nutritional status and swallowing functions as assessed by VFSS findings were measured. Also, the relationship between the VFSS …
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