A study to determine the correlation between clinical, fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and videofluoroscopic evaluations of swallowing after prolonged intubation.

Conclusion: Cough is a reliable sign of swallowing disorder but does not exclude silent aspiration and contraindicates oral feeding. Cough induced by liquid water should lead to modification of diet in terms of consistency and viscosity with cough reassessment.

from Nutrition in Clinical Practice

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