Dysphagia Symptoms and Treatment in Huntington’s Disease: Review The most common causes of death in individuals with Huntington’s disease (HD) are aspiration pneumonia and choking on food. The goal of this systematic review is to describe the scope of dysphagia symptoms and current treatments for individuals with HD. This review includes studies that met the following criteria: original ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2012
Dysphagia Symptoms and Treatment in Huntington’s Disease: Review
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  • Celia Stewart
    Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders—Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, New York, NY
  • Disclosure: Celia Stewart has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Older Adults & Aging / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions
Article   |   December 01, 2012
Dysphagia Symptoms and Treatment in Huntington’s Disease: Review
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2012, Vol. 21, 126-134. doi:10.1044/sasd21.4.126
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2012, Vol. 21, 126-134. doi:10.1044/sasd21.4.126

The most common causes of death in individuals with Huntington’s disease (HD) are aspiration pneumonia and choking on food. The goal of this systematic review is to describe the scope of dysphagia symptoms and current treatments for individuals with HD. This review includes studies that met the following criteria: original research, presentation of swallowing symptoms and/or treatment, and availability in print and in English. Nine research studies and two review articles met the inclusion criteria. No random control or nonrandom studies were found. Dysphagia symptoms were reported in all phases of the swallow.

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