Clever Clinical Clips Xerostomia (dry mouth) is a condition where the natural saliva, which aids in bolus formation and lubrication for transport is absent. This condition may be the source of an oral phase dysphagia or can exacerbate the problem. Often these very patients are on fluid restrictions and are not allowed ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 1999
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Article   |   April 01, 1999
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SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 1999, Vol. 8, 12. doi:10.1044/sasd8.1.12
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 1999, Vol. 8, 12. doi:10.1044/sasd8.1.12
Xerostomia (dry mouth) is a condition where the natural saliva, which aids in bolus formation and lubrication for transport is absent. This condition may be the source of an oral phase dysphagia or can exacerbate the problem. Often these very patients are on fluid restrictions and are not allowed to slake their almost constant thirst. I have found this trick helpful for both deglutition and to aid with patient comfort.
The Dilemma:
The Solution:
Printed with permission from Dr. Tosis’ upcoming book, The Poor Pathologist’s Almanac.
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