Does improved oral health care in stroke care settings reduce the occurrence of pneumonia after stroke – a pilot trial.
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.