Dysphagia in Parkinson's Disease Patients Prior to Deep Brain Stimulation: is Screening Accurate?
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Swallowing problems are common in Parkinson's Disease (PD) and aspiration pneumonia is the leading cause of death. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery can successfully manage the motor symptoms of PD when pharmacological management begins to fail. Before DBS it is important to identify baseline dysfunction, but no consensus regarding swallowing screening exists.
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Palmer, A. D., Charney, S., Pietrowski, J., Anderson, S., Britton, D., Bryans, L., & Graville, D. J. (2021). Dysphagia in Parkinson’s disease patients prior to deep brain stimulation: Is screening accurate? Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 203, 106587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2021.106587