Dysphagia following acute stroke can be a serious threat to one's health because of the risk of aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss, and airway obstruction. There is an evidence that early enteral feeding via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is both beneficial and safe. These results indicated that it is potentially possible to identify those patients who have prolonged significant dysphagia following acute stroke at an early time point. This would allow the judicious use of early PEG to avoid aspiration pneumonia and for better nutrition.
Mohamed Farouk Basiouny Abdelhamid
Mohamed Farouk Basiouny Abdelhamid - (M.B.B.Ch), Master Degree in Neurology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Consultant Neurologist.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Acute stroke, dysphagia, risk factors, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, aspiration pneumonia
MEDICAL / General