People with dysphagia are at a greater risk of poor oral hygiene and health. Dried secretion accumulated in oral cavity reduces oral sensitivity and promote bacterial growth. Aspiration of these pathogens can lead to life-threatening respiratory disorders and pulmonary infection. Oral care is therefore important issue from the perspective of preventing aspiration pneumonia and swallowing rehabilitation in dysphagic patients.
|Title of host publication||Dysphagia Evaluation and Treatment|
|Subtitle of host publication||From the Perspective of Rehabilitation Medicine|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 13-11-2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Professions(all)