silent aspiration

si·lent as·pir·a·tion

(sī'lĕnt as'pir-ā'shŭn)
Movement of a liquid or solid bolus into the trachea below the vocal cords, without clinical signs such as coughing, choking, color change, or change in respirations.
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Thus, a score of 8 indicates the most severe condition: aspiration of material without a reflexive or conscious attempt to expel it, which is referred to clinically as silent aspiration.
Absence of a cough response to stimulation with silent aspiration is atussia; both conditions represent breakdown within airway defense mechanisms (Bolser, Gestreau, Morris, Davenport, & Pitts, 2013).
Silent aspirators could cause study results to appear more favorable because approximately 30%-40% of patients with stroke present with silent aspiration, which is not identifiable on bedside screening (Courtney & Flier, 2009).
There also might have been children with silent aspiration that was not recognized.
Silent aspiration may be suspected in individuals with a history of frequent respiratory problems, even without other signs of a cold (like nasal congestion or runny nose).
In particular, oral-motor therapists look for and work on oral defensiveness, texture sensitivity, jaw weakness, swallowing dysfunction, silent aspiration, weak suck, and bottle dependence.
Silent aspiration may then occur and the only sign of oropharyngeal dysphagia is then bronchopneumonia.
Two stroke subjects (S1 and S3) each had an average P-A Scale score of 8, indicating silent aspiration.
This high proportion of silent aspiration is much greater than the 20% reported by Kidd et al.
Silent aspiration refers to residents who appear to be eating well without coughing or choking, but who are actually aspirating oral secretions, foods and/or liquids.
The NBSS also includes an inclusive analysis of signs and symptoms of overt and silent aspiration, whereas other nursing swallow screens have not adequately acknowledged these additional parameters.
11-13) More important, a laryngopharyngeal sensory deficit without clinical evidence of dysphagia-that is, a silent sensory deficit--may be hazardous because it is likely to escape detection and to predispose the patient to silent aspiration.