Management of Dehydration in Patients Suffering Swallowing Difficulties

Reber, Emilie; Gomes, Filomena; Dähn, Ilka A.; Vasiloglou, Maria F.; Stanga, Zeno (2019). Management of Dehydration in Patients Suffering Swallowing Difficulties. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(11) MDPI 10.3390/jcm8111923

[img]
Preview
Text
jcm-08-01923-v2.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution (CC-BY).

Download (1MB) | Preview

Swallowing difficulties, also called dysphagia, can have various causes and may occur at many points in the swallowing process. The treatment and rehabilitation of dysphagia represent a major interdisciplinary and multiprofessional challenge. In dysphagic patients, dehydration is frequent and often accelerated as a result of limited fluid intake. This condition results from loss of water from the intracellular space, disturbing the normal levels of electrolytes and fluid interfering with metabolic processes and body functions. Dehydration is associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. Dysphagic patients at risk of dehydration thus require close monitoring of their hydration state, and existing imbalances should be addressed quickly. This review gives an overview on dehydration, as well as its pathophysiology, risk factors, and clinical signs/symptoms in general. Available management strategies of dehydration are presented for oral, enteral, and parenteral fluid replacement.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Diabetes Technology

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Aubry, Emilie; Vasiloglou, Maria and Stanga-Nodari, Zeno

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2077-0383

Publisher:

MDPI

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stavroula Mougiakakou

Date Deposited:

05 Dec 2019 12:38

Last Modified:

09 Jan 2020 12:27

Publisher DOI:

10.3390/jcm8111923

PubMed ID:

31717441

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.135262

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/135262

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback