Comments on Selected Recent Dysphagia Literature

Sasaki, Clarence T.; Leder, Steven B.
January 2004
Dysphagia (0179051X);Jan2004, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p60
Academic Journal
The article presents information on recent literature related to Dysphagia. "Dysphagia: A Cost Analysis of the Diagnostic Approach," by T. Esfandyari, J.W. Potter and M.F. Vaezi, is a study aimed to determine the health care cost of a diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia in patients based on initial diagnostic approach of either barium swallow (BS) or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in both a primary care setting and a tertiary care referral center. "Measuring Taste Acceptance in Neurologically Impaired Adults," by C.A. Pelletier investigated whether the Cued Facial Scale, adapted from a facial smiley scale, produced similar responses compared to the 9-point Quartermaster hedonic scale, widely used in the food industry, in patients who have a neurological history in nursing home and hospital settings as compared to a healthy control group.


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