modified barium swallow


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modified barium swallow

radiological examination performed while the person swallows barium-coated substances, done to assess quality of the swallowing mechanisms of the mouth, pharynx, and esophagus.

mod·if·ied bar·i·um swal·low

(mod'i-fīd bar'ē-ŭm swah'lō)
Radiologic test to assess the structure and function of the oropharynx, pharynx, larynx, and upper esophagus before, during, and after the swallow.
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The advantages of using on-site FEES versus sending residents out for a modified barium swallow are many:
Diagnostic imaging company Bracco Diagnostics Inc reported on Friday the receipt of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for VARIBAR NECTAR (barium sulfate) oral suspension to evaluate the oral and pharyngeal function and morphology in adult and paediatric patients with known or suspected swallowing disorders under the modified barium swallow (MBS) examinations study.
Feeding, swallowing, Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS), Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Modified barium swallow examinations were recommended when appropriate to assist with management of dysphagia irrespective of whether the patient was or was not allowed water.
Laryngopharyngeal sensory testing with modified barium swallow as predictor of aspiration pneumonia after stroke.
Differentiale the procedures and goals of barium swallow from those of modified barium swallow.
Barium swallow was performed in 63% and modified barium swallow in 37%.
Combined with instrumental testing such as the modified barium swallow (MBS) (also known as the video-fluoroscopic swallow study [VFSS]) and the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), these assessment strategies identify patients at risk for dysphagia and aspiration, determine anatomic or physiologic dysfunctions in the feeding or swallowing phases, guide the development and implementation of management strategies, and evaluate the efficacy of treatment plans.
Whilst on their usual medication, an examination of facial, tongue and palatopharyngeal musculature was made, and a modified barium swallow performed.
Speech pathologists and radiologists have developed procedures for modified barium swallow approaches, including positional and postural adjustments and various liquid and solid mediums, for optimal diagnostic value.
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