Simple test can prevent pneumonia after a stroke

October 2007
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2007, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p119
The article offers information about a simple test that can prevent pneumonia after a stroke. The study conducted by a research team from MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, has found that 5.6 percent of the patients who developed pneumonia have the chance of dying within 30 days. For other studies who have implemented the swallow test to the patients, it has been found that the protocol has reduced pneumonia by 50 percent.


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