New systematic review into swallowing problems after stroke and the risk of serious chest infection
Type: Research
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.
Testing an alternative to thickened liquids for stroke survivors with dysphagia
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Dr Sabrina Eltringham is trialling an alternative to thickened liquids that could help stroke survivors rehabilitate their swallow and improve their quality of life.
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The Stroke Association works with all stakeholders who have an interest in stroke, including the pharmaceutical industry, to rebuild lives after stroke.
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How do treatments of swallowing problems after stroke affect risk of chest infection?
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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.
Caring for a stroke survivor
When someone close to you has had a stroke, they may need help and support after they return home from hospital. Find out the different ways you can support a stroke survivor, and what help and support is available for carers.
Stroke survivors speak up on swallow tests after stroke
Type: Research
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.
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Swallowing problems
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.