• Profile

Severity of dysphagia is associated with hospitalizations and mortality in patients with Parkinson disease

Neurogastroenterology & Motility Oct 14, 2021

Dilmaghani S, Atieh J, Khanna L, et al. - Patients suffering from Parkinson disease (PD) exhibited that oropharyngeal dysphagia severity, as determined using FOIS (Functional Oral Intake Scale), was related to poorer survival as well as shorter time to hospitalization for dysphagia-related complications, pneumonia, or death.

  • A total of 312 PD patients were included in this retrospective cohort study; 138 patients had a recorded FOIS score.

  • Multivariate analyses revealed patients with FOIS 5 (RR = 2.01), FOIS 3 (RR = 2.78), and FOIS 1 (RR = 2.50) were significantly related to elevated risk of hospitalization or death vs FOIS 7 following covariate adjustments.

  • A significantly increased risk of hospitalization or death was also evident with GERD (RR = 1.28).

  • Patients having lower FOIS scores were found to have a shorter time to first hospitalization or death.

Go to Original
Only Doctors with an M3 India account can read this article. Sign up for free or login with your existing account.
4 reasons why Doctors love M3 India
  • Exclusive Write-ups & Webinars by KOLs

  • Nonloggedininfinity icon
    Daily Quiz by specialty
  • Nonloggedinlock icon
    Paid Market Research Surveys
  • Case discussions, News & Journals' summaries
Sign-up / Log In
M3 app logo
Choose easy access to M3 India from your mobile!

M3 instruc arrow
Add M3 India to your Home screen
Tap  Chrome menu  and select "Add to Home screen" to pin the M3 India App to your Home screen