fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing


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fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing

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FEES

A bedside diagnostic test to evaluate dysphagia. In the procedure a small endoscope is advanced through the nasal passages to the back of the throat, where it can directly visualize the movement of foods through the esophagus (or, in cases of aspiration, into the larynx or lower airways). The test is esp. useful in debilitated or intensive care patients who may not be able to swallow barium in the radiology suite for videofluoroscopy.
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Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing in patients with acute traumatic brain injury.
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PD: Parkinson's disease H&Y: Hoehn & Yahr SDQ: Swallowing Disturbance Questionnaire SDQ-P: Persian version of the SDQ SDQ-J: Japanese version of the SDQ VFSS: Vide of luoroscopic swallowing study FEES: Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing PAS: Penetration-Aspiration Scale PPV: Positive predictive value NPV: Negative predictive value.