respiratory
COPD

Swallowing disorders increase risk in COPD


Respiratory physicians are advised to actively look for oropharyngeal dysphagia in their patients with COPD. Professor Eric Verin, from the Rouen University Hospital in France, told the ERS International Congress that waiting for a history of coughing after swallowing would mean missing the many patients with silent aspiration. Aspiration was a risk factor for pneumonia ...

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