Clinical Swallow Examination (CSE): Can We Talk? The clinical swallow examination (CSE) is widely used by clinicians evaluating patients with dysphagia, yet this method remains controversial among many. The composition and purpose of the CSE are highly variable by region, facility, age group and individual clinician. This article will review literature on the topic and present clinical ... Article
Article  |   February 01, 2015
Clinical Swallow Examination (CSE): Can We Talk?
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  • Luis F. Riquelme
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
    Barrique SLP at Center for Swallowing & Speech-Language Pathology, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • Financial Disclosure: Luis F. Riquelme is an associate professor at New York Medical College and director of Barrique SLP at Center for Swallowing & Speech-Language Pathology at New York Methodist Hospital.
    Financial Disclosure: Luis F. Riquelme is an associate professor at New York Medical College and director of Barrique SLP at Center for Swallowing & Speech-Language Pathology at New York Methodist Hospital.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Luis F. Riquelme has previously published in the subject area.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Luis F. Riquelme has previously published in the subject area.×
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Articles
Article   |   February 01, 2015
Clinical Swallow Examination (CSE): Can We Talk?
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), February 2015, Vol. 24, 34-39. doi:10.1044/sasd24.1.34
History: Received September 28, 2014 , Revised December 1, 2014 , Accepted December 9, 2014
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), February 2015, Vol. 24, 34-39. doi:10.1044/sasd24.1.34
History: Received September 28, 2014; Revised December 1, 2014; Accepted December 9, 2014

The clinical swallow examination (CSE) is widely used by clinicians evaluating patients with dysphagia, yet this method remains controversial among many. The composition and purpose of the CSE are highly variable by region, facility, age group and individual clinician. This article will review literature on the topic and present clinical practice suggestions to further its usefulness and ongoing investigation.

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