thickened liquids

thickened liquids

A diet designed to prevent aspiration in patients with dysphagia. Solid particles that make liquids more viscous are added to liquid nutrients to achieve dense but pourable liquids, or liquids that have the consistency of honey or pudding, depending on the patient's needs.
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Fewer residents have to drink thickened liquids that do not increase the ability to swallow safely.
Thickened liquids as a treatment for children with dysphagia and associated adverse effects--A systematic review.
The PERFORMANCE project aims to use 3-D technology to produce "smoothfoods"--made from thickened liquids, foams and gels--that look like traditional food but are safe for those with chewing or swallowing problems.
Objectives: Substandard oral fluid intake in poststroke patients receiving thickened liquids has been well documented; however, more recently, it has been reported in poststroke patients receiving thin liquids.
Thickened liquids are a frequent short-term intervention poststroke, keeping patients safe from respiratory infection and other dysphagia sequelae while additional interventions are initiated during recovery.
This study was designed to examine current practice in regards to the manually thickened liquids provided to these patients and compare that to the latest published research around this practice.
Residents with dysphagia often require modified diet consistencies, such as thickened liquids or pureed foods.
Many patients have an aversion to and resulting inadequate intake of thickened liquids and are consequently at risk for dehydration and, possibly, poorer quality of life (Castellanos, Butler, Gluch, & Burke, 2004; Garon et al.
Per medical recommendations, which were clearly documented, the patient could safely consume only thickened liquids and pureed foods.
Challenge: Pureed foods, modified textures, therapeutic diets, and thickened liquids all pose unique challenges for the dietary department.