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

Vińas et al. 2022. The Hydration Status of Adult Patients with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia and the Effect of Thickened Fluid Therapy on Fluid Intake and Hydration: Results of Two Parallel Systematic and Scoping Reviews

Hydration status of adults with dysphagia and the effect of thickened fluids

This systematic review explores the prevalence of dehydration in oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD), the relationship between OD severity and dehydration severity, the effect of thickened fluid therapy on hydration status in OD patients, and any potential negative or positive effect of thickened fluid therapy on hydration status.



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