An objective screening test for deglutitive aspiration and swallowing function in children with dysphagia [ 2011 - 2015 ]

Also known as: New test for aspiration and swallowing problems in children

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Researchers: A/Pr Taher Omari (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Geoffrey Davidson

Brief description Swallowing dysfunction (dysphagia) is common in children with neurological diseases such as cerebral palsy which affects 1:400 births. Fluid in the lungs during swallow (aspiration) is a serious complication causing chest infections and potentially death. We have developed a new test measuring pressures and flows during swallow which can detect abnormalities predisposing to aspiration and we will evaluate this as a screening tool.

Funding Amount $AUD 476,641.29

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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