After a stroke some people have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). This can cause a serious chest infection known as Stroke Associated Pneumonia (SAP). Published in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases, a new systematic review of the evidence sheds light on the issue.
The intended outcome of this project is to find new knowledge to help guide future policy on the reduction of chest infection risk after stroke.
Swallowing problems are common after a stroke. This guide explains why they happen, and discusses some of the things you can do to manage them.
Five stroke survivors with swallowing difficulties were interviewed, including family members who have a role in looking after them. They were asked about their experience in hospital, as well as their opinions on and feelings about their swallowing difficulties after stroke.
The European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2018 took place between 16-18 May in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The 13th UK Stroke Forum Conference took place at The International Centre, Telford, from 4 – 6 December 2018 and brought together over 110 expert speakers and researchers, all committed to improving stroke care.
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.