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Swallowing Disorders in a Patient After Prolonged Orotracheal or Tracheal Intubation

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DeVita and Spierer-Rundback identified swallowing disorders in patients who have had prolonged orotracheal intubation or tracheostomy tube placement. Many of these patients will develop swallowing difficulties and/or dysphagia that usually improve over time. The authors are from the University of Pittsburgh and St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City.

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