論文

査読有り
2019年4月

Palatal augmentation prosthesis (PAP) can improve swallowing function for the patients in rehabilitation hospital

JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTIC RESEARCH
  • Yoshida, Mitsuyoshi
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  • Endo, Yuumi
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  • Nishimura, Rumi
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  • Masuda, Shin
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  • Amano, Junko
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  • Tsuga, Kazuhiro

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開始ページ
199
終了ページ
201
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掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1016/j.jpor.2018.11.009
出版者・発行元
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD

Purpose: The aim of this study was to clarify the effects of fitting palatal augmentation prosthesis (PAP) on the swallowing function for the patients in rehabilitation hospital. Methods: The subjects included 18 elderly hospitalized patients whose body mass index was <18.5 kg/m(2). All subjects wore maxillary complete denture. During a videofluoroscopic examination in which the patients were asked to swallow, post-swallowing pyriform sinus residue was detected. The subjects' maxillary dentures were then modified into PAPs by recording tongue movement in the palatal region. The resulting swallowing dynamics were evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively before and after fitting the PAP. Results: We found that fitting the PAP resulted in the resolution of aspiration in two patients and disappearance of pharyngeal residue in three. The pharyngeal delay and transit times were significantly shortened. Conclusions: These results demonstrated that PAPs could be beneficial treatment devices that may reduce post-swallowing pharyngeal residue formation due to decreased muscle strength. (C) 2018 Japan Prosthodontic Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpor.2018.11.009