Who is a candidate for FEESST
Patients who complain of trouble swallowing liquid, food or medications.
Patients who report a lump-like sensation in their throat or pain upon swallowing.
Stroke patients who experience difficulty swallowing, throat clearing, or choking during meals.
Patients with a history of reflux.
Patients with a history of upper respiratory infections, unexplained fevers, or aspiration pneumonia.
Patients with a history of swallowing difficulty related to an underlying diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, CP, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS or dementia.
Patients who receive nutrition via G-tube or NGT with suspected improved function or ability to tolerate oral feedings.
Patients with a tracheotomy who might be able to tolerate oral feedings or a diet upgrade.
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