Table 2

Changes of swallowing characteristics in 5 patients with pharyngeal misplacement of the NGT after correcting the tube position.

Spillage

Residues

Penetration

Aspiration


Patient 1

Malpositioned NGT

++

-

+

-

Corrected NGT

+

-

-

-

Patient 2

Malpositioned NGT

++

-

+

-

Corrected NGT

+

-

+

-

Patient 3

Malpositioned NGT

++

-

-

+

Corrected NGT

-

-

-

-

Patient 4

Malpositioned NGT

+

+

+

-

Corrected NGT

+

-

-

-

Patient 5

Malpositioned NGT

+

+

+

-

Corrected NGT

+

-

-

-


+ = moderate, ++ = massive

Dziewas et al. BMC Neurology 2008 8:28   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-8-28

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