But I thought they couldn’t aspirate? Right….but there is still dysphagia. See all that residue? This affects quality of life. If you have to swallow 10 times per bite, you might start to wonder if you energy could be better used on other pursuits.

When pressure gets so built up in the pharynx that patient’s TEPs have leaks after 1 week, we have to get creative. There is limited research on this population, but what we are starting to hear is very interesting! Laurie Wennerholm shares the latest research and current best practices for assessment and treatment of dysphagia in a population we never used to treat for dysphagia.

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