Videofluoroscopy

Newman, Roger (2012) Videofluoroscopy. In: Nightingale, Julie M., and Law, Robert L., (eds.) Gastrointestinal Tract Imaging. An Evidence-Based Practice Guide. Churchill Livingstone, London, UK, pp. 103-115.

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Videofluoroscopy of swallow (VFS) is defined by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) (2006) as a modification of the standard barium swallow examination used in the assessment and manage¬ment of oropharyngeal swallowing disorders. This instrumental swallow¬ing evaluation is often described as the 'gold standard' for the assessment of dysphagia (Daniels et al., 1997; Robbins et al., 1999). Dysphagia is defined ¬as a disorder of swallowing food (solid and/ or liquid) from the mouth to the stomach (Logemann, 1998). Swallowing disorders can occur at every age and have various etiologies. Swallowing dysfunction can be caused by head and neck pathologies (e.g. inflammations and tumors of the oral cav¬ity, oropharynx and larynx), neurological diseases and injuries (e.g. strokes, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease (MND), Parkinson's disease, tumors and head injury) or other illnesses (e.g. psychological/functional, or as a side effect of medication). As stated by the RCSLT in their Policy Statement (2006), VFS can be used for assessment, treatment and manage¬ment of swallowing where the suspected condition or disease process impacts upon swallow function and may result in a risk of death, pneumo¬nia, dehydration, malnutrition and psychosocial issues related to discom¬fort and difficulty in eating and drinking.

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Newman, Roger D., and Nightingale, Julie M. (2012) Videofluoroscopic review of swallowing: biomechanics, physiology, and pathology. [Video]

Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2017 23:33
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