Arquivo da tag: dysphagia treatment

Correlation between brain injury and dysphagia in adult patients with stroke

Nunes, Maria Cristina Alencar; Jurkiewicz, Ari Leon; Santos, Rosane Sampaio; Furkim, Ana Maria; Massi, Giselle; Pinto, Gisele Sant´Ana; Lange, Marcos Christiano
Int. Arch. Otorhinolaryngol. 16(3): 313-321, TAB. 2012 Sep.

SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION: In the literature, the incidence of oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients with cerebrovascular accident (AVE) ranges 20–90%. Some studies correlate the location of a stroke with dysphagia, while others do not.
OBJECTIVE: To correlate brain injury with dysphagia in patients with stroke in relation to the type and location of stroke.
METHOD: A prospective study conducted at the Hospital de Clinicas with 30 stroke patients: 18 women and 12 men. All patients underwent clinical evaluation and swallowing nasolaryngofibroscopy (FEES®), and were divided based on the location of the injury: cerebral cortex, cerebellar cortex, subcortical areas, and type: hemorrhagic or transient ischemic.
RESULTS: Of the 30 patients, 18 had ischemic stroke, 10 had hemorrhagic stroke, and 2 had transient stroke. Regarding the location, 10 lesions were in the cerebral cortex, 3 were in the cerebral and cerebellar cortices, 3 were in the cerebral cortex and subcortical areas, and 3 were in the cerebral and cerebellar cortices and subcortical areas. Cerebral cortex and subcortical area ischemic strokes predominated in the clinical evaluation of dysphagia. In FEES®, decreased laryngeal sensitivity persisted following cerebral cortex and ischemic strokes. Waste in the pharyngeal recesses associated with epiglottic valleculae predominated in the piriform cortex in all lesion areas and in ischemic stroke. A patient with damage to the cerebral and cerebellar cortices from an ischemic stroke exhibited laryngeal penetration and tracheal aspiration of liquid and honey.
CONCLUSION: Dysphagia was prevalent when a lesion was located in the cerebral cortex and was of the ischemic type.

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Deglutição e envelhecimento: enfoque nas manobras facilitadoras e posturais utilizadas na reabilitação do paciente disfágico

Steenhagen, Claudia Helena Vigné Alvarez de; Motta, Luciana Branco da.

Rev. bras. geriatr. gerontol; 9(3): 89-100, jan. 2006.

Resumo

O propósito deste artigo é apresentar uma revisão de literatura sobre as manobras utilizadas na reabilitação das disfagias. O aumento da população idosa acarreta maior prevalência de doenças neurológicas que cursam com quadro de disfagia o que reforça a necessidade de estudos tema. Este fato vem despertando atenção de por parte de profissionais que atuam na reabilitação, em especial a fonoaudiologia. Dentro da reabilitação encontramos manobras facilitadoras e posturais que podem proporcionar maior segurança alimentar. Baseados na literatura, observamos que as manobras facilitadoras supraglótica, supersupraglótica e de esforço ajudam na proteção da via aérea através da técnica do controle da apnéia confortável, e afirmam ter como propósito à segurança alimentar do paciente disfágico. As manobras posturais de cabeça para baixo, cabeça para trás, rotação de cabeça para o lado comprometido e cabeça inclinada para o lado bom mostraram ter como propósito o fechamento do vestíbulo laríngeo, reduzirem a distância hio-laríngea e a drenagem gravitacional do alimento em direção à faringe. Assim sendo, o estudo da dinâmica da deglutição através do método videofluoroscópico e o conhecimento por parte dos profissionais das diferentes manobras e suas complicações clínicas mostraram ser importantes para a reabilitação do paciente idoso disfágico

Dysphagia treatment post stroke: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials

Foley N, Teasell R, Salter K, Kruger E, Martino R.

Age Ageing. 2008 May;37(3):258-64. Review.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

dysphagia is common following stroke and is associated with the development of pneumonia. Many dysphagia treatment options are available, some still experimental and others already rooted in common practice. Previous reviews of these treatments were limited due to a dearth of available studies. Recently, more trials have been published warranting a re-examination of the evidence.

OBJECTIVE:

a systematic review of all randomised controlled trials (RCTs), updating previous work and evaluating a broader range of therapeutic interventions intended for use in adults recovering from stroke and dysphagia.

METHODS:

using multiple databases, we identified RCTs published between the years 1966 and August 2007 examining the efficacy of dysphagia therapies following stroke. Across studies, results of similar treatments and outcomes were compared and evaluated.

RESULTS:

fifteen articles were retrieved assessing a broad range of treatments that included texture-modified diets, general dysphagia therapy programmes, non-oral (enteral) feeding, medications, and physical and olfactory stimulation. Across the studies there was heterogeneity of the treatments evaluated and the outcomes assessed that precluded the use of pooled analyses. Descriptively these findings present emerging evidence that nasogastric tube feeding is not associated with a higher risk of death compared to percutaneous feeding tubes; and general dysphagia therapy programmes are associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in the acute stage of stroke.

CONCLUSIONS:

dysphagia is known to be a common and potentially serious complication of stroke. Despite the recent newly published RCTs, few utilise the same treatment and outcomes thereby limiting the evidence to support the medical effectiveness of common dysphagia treatments used for patients recovering from stroke.

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