Articles tagged with "swallowing dysfunction"

Pretreatment Swallowing Assessment in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

What are the patient variables associated with swallowing dysfunction in head and neck cancer (HNCa) patients prior to intervention? Background: Recent studies have shown that pretreatment deficits are common in HNCa patients, particularly those with advanced stage disease. Further, the research has shown poor correlation between measurable deficits and patients’ perceptions of these deficits. Determining aspiration […]