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Temporal Trends of Pediatric Dysphagia in Hospitalized Patients

The objective of this study was to determine temporal trends of dysphagia diagnoses in hospitalized children. This is a retrospective observational study from the 1997 –2012 Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID) conducted in the setting of weighted hospitalizations in a KID participating center. More than 6 million pediatric admissions were captured in each triennial KID report. Main outcomes included triennial rates of dysphagia diagnosis in hospitalized pediatric p atients, and secondary outcomes included rates of dysphagia in premature and low-birthweight infants. Dysphagia diagnoses were coded in 5107/6607653 (0.08%) of these admissions in 1997, rising to 27,464/6,675,222 (0.41%) in 2012 (p 
Source: Dysphagia - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

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