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Dysphagia

Information for healthcare professionals to learn more about the dietary management of dysphagia, using thickeners and texture-modified foods.

Leonard et al. 2014. Effects of Bolus Rheology on Aspiration in Patients with Dysphagia

Effects of Bolus Rheology on Aspiration in Patients with Dysphagia

The use of thickening agents to alter bolus rheology is particularly commonplace; however, the precise effects of these alterations on swallowing remain uncertain. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of a thin contrast fluid versus a contrast fluid thickened with a xanthan gum-based thickener and a starch-based thickener.