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postgraduate thesis: Predictors of swallowing outcome in patients with tracheostomy

TitlePredictors of swallowing outcome in patients with tracheostomy
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Ling, C. C. [凌卓錡]. (2014). Predictors of swallowing outcome in patients with tracheostomy. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5318984
AbstractIt is known that the incidence of aspiration is high in patients with tracheostomy. However, it is unclear which patient population with tracheostomy has a higher chance to aspirate. This study aims to determine the predictors of swallowing outcome of patients with tracheostomy. Eighty- three patients with tracheostomies who underwent videofloroscopy for swallowing were recruited in the study. Analysis was done on the presence of aspiration as well as the feeding status with respect to medical conditions and duration of tracheostomy. The prevalence of aspiration and silent aspiration were found to be high in patients with tracheostomy. The incidence of tube feeding was also found to be high in this patient population. Vocal cord paralysis was found to be a significant predictor of aspiration and silent aspiration in patients with tracheostomy. Head and neck cancer and vocal cord paralysis were found to be associated with tube feeding in patients with tracheostomy.
DegreeMaster of Medical Sciences
SubjectTracheotomy
Dept/ProgramSurgery
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206607

 

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dc.contributor.authorLing, Cheuk-ki, Cora-
dc.contributor.author凌卓錡-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-19T23:15:33Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-19T23:15:33Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationLing, C. C. [凌卓錡]. (2014). Predictors of swallowing outcome in patients with tracheostomy. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5318984-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206607-
dc.description.abstractIt is known that the incidence of aspiration is high in patients with tracheostomy. However, it is unclear which patient population with tracheostomy has a higher chance to aspirate. This study aims to determine the predictors of swallowing outcome of patients with tracheostomy. Eighty- three patients with tracheostomies who underwent videofloroscopy for swallowing were recruited in the study. Analysis was done on the presence of aspiration as well as the feeding status with respect to medical conditions and duration of tracheostomy. The prevalence of aspiration and silent aspiration were found to be high in patients with tracheostomy. The incidence of tube feeding was also found to be high in this patient population. Vocal cord paralysis was found to be a significant predictor of aspiration and silent aspiration in patients with tracheostomy. Head and neck cancer and vocal cord paralysis were found to be associated with tube feeding in patients with tracheostomy.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshTracheotomy-
dc.titlePredictors of swallowing outcome in patients with tracheostomy-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5318984-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Medical Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSurgery-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5318984-

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