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Nutrition and hydration tips for stroke patients with dysphagia.

Dysphagia is an abnormality in swallowing and occurs in approximately 45 per cent of patients admitted to hospital with CVA (Royal College of Physicians, 2004). The altered physiology of this condition includes problems with the oral phase of swallowing, which may present as a difficulty containing liquid in the oral cavity or difficulty chewing or initiating a swallow of solid food. In some circumstances the pharyngeal clearance may be severely impaired, resulting in the patient being ...

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