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Dysphagia

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

Rofe et al. 2014. The effects of a xanthan gum-based thickener on the swallowing function of patients with dysphagia

The effects of a xanthan gum-based thickener on the swallowing function of patients with dysphagia.

This study investigates the therapeutic effect of a xantham-gum based thickener on the swallowing function of patients with dysphagia. Results demonstrated that the xanthan-gum based thickener improves the safety of swallow without increasing residue providing a viscosity-dependent therapeutic effect for patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia.