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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The need for international terminology and definitions for texture-modified foods and thickened liquids used in dysphagia management: foundations of a global initiative.
Fewer residents have to drink thickened liquids that do not increase the ability to swallow safely.
All children were being fed by mouth with thickened liquids; 2 infants (patients 2 and 9) needed a nasoenteral tube after 6 months of age (Table).
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.
Thickened liquids as a treatment for children with dysphagia and associated adverse effects--A systematic review.
In light of this fact, several methods of dysphagia management to deter aspiration pneumonia have become standards in stroke rehabilitation; however, one of the most common methods, the use of thickened liquids, is frequently not well received by persons with dysphagia (Garon, Engle, & Ormiston, 1997; Philip & Greenwood, 2000).
Per medical recommendations, which were clearly documented, the patient could safely consume only thickened liquids and pureed foods.