Prevalence of oropharyngeal dysphagia in Parkinsons disease: A meta-analysis
Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 05/24/2012
Kalf JG et al. – Objectively measured dysphagia rates were much higher, with 4 out of 5 patients being affected. This suggests that dysphagia is common in PD, but patients do not always report swallowing difficulties unless asked. This underreporting calls for a proactive clinical approach to dysphagia, particularly in light of the serious clinical consequences.