Title: Effect of a gum-based thickener on the safety of swallowing in patients with post-stroke oropharyngeal dysphagia
|Authors:||Bolivar-Prados M., Rofes L., Arreola V., Guida S., Nascimento W.V., Martin A., Vilardell N., Ortega O., Ripken D., Lansink M., Clave P.|
Journal of Neurogastroenterology & Motility
The TripleS (Safety of Swallowing in Stroke) study investigated the effect of a xanthan/guar gum-based thickener on the safety, efficacy, and physiology of swallowing in 120 post-stroke oropharyngeal dysphagia (PSOD) patients. The results demonstrated that this specific xanthan/guar gum-based thickener increased the percentage of patients with safe swallowing in comparison to thin liquid.
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