swallowing examination

swallowing examination

an x-ray with contrast dye (usually barium) that is performed to pinpoint problems that exist in a patient who is unable to swallow. The examination is used to detect tumors; upper esophageal diverticula; inflammation; extrinsic compression of the upper GI tract; problems resulting from surgery to the oropharyngeal tract; motility disorders of the upper GI tract; and neurological disorders such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, and neuropathies.
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Utility of clinical swallowing examination measures for detecting aspiration post-stroke.
An additional IV, number of clinical features present on the clinical swallowing examination, was analyzed by analysis of variance (ANOVA) with the same six DVs as the chi-square analyses.
During the swallowing examinations, all patients self-administered in order to approximate real-world feeding conditions.