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Penetration Aspiration
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Damer Alameen,  Damer Reham,  Davila Jorge

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-026

Videofluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS) are used to assess dysphagia in the pediatric population in conjunction with the Penetration-Aspiration Scale (PAS), which describes the degree of airway invasion during swallowing. However, guidelines regarding indications and follow-up are varied and vague, and often lead to over-referral, over and undertreatment, and follow-up that does not always benefit patients (i.e inadequate interventions in the interim to yield improvement). The aim of our work is to present clear guidelines for VFSS indications and follow-up to reduce unnecessary referrals, and promote clinically significant follow-up management. Read More

Authors:  Damer Alameen , Damer Reham , Davila Jorge

Keywords:  Dysphagia, Videofluoroscopy, Penetration-Aspiration