Dysphagia and Swallowing Rehabilitation Takashi Shigematsu 1 , Ichiro Fujishima 2 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seirei Hamamatsu City Rehabilitation Hospital 2Seirei Hamamatsu City Rehabilitation Hospital Keyword: 嚥下障害 , リハビリテーション , 嚥下機能検査 , 間接訓練 , 直接訓練 , dysphagia , rehabilitation , examination of swallowing , indirect therapy , direct therapy pp.169-182
Published Date 2015/2/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1416200109
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Dysphagia is a life-threatening disorder caused by many medical conditions such as stroke, neurological disorders, tumors, etc. The symptoms of dysphagia are quite variable and diagnosed by observation or through screening involving instrumental swallowing examinations such as video-fluoroscopy and video-endoscopy, to determine functional severity and treatment-prognosis. Direct- and indirect-therapy is used with and without food, respectively. Swallowing rehabilitation is very effective, and could be used in conjunction with compensatory techniques. Here we present an overview of dysphagia and swallowing rehabilitation.

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