Acceptance, Compliance, and Tolerance of a Novel Xanthan Gum- Based Thickener* in Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Patients

Abstract Purpose Diet modification is an established first-line compensatory technique for dysphagia management, and thickeners are used to modify liquids. Commercial thickening agents are used to decrease the flow rate of liquids, and allow patients more time to initiate the swallow. Patients do not always like thickened fluids and so compliance can be difficult to achieve. We unde...

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