Did you know that some healthy normal adults… aspirate?!? As many as 30%?!? Yup they do! Dr. Susan Butler is here to explain the research, why it might happen, and why some of our patients do not experience any respiratory concerns and others develop pneumonia.
Dr. Butler also discussed why patients may aspirate more on milk than water, how some healthy older adults who aspirate have lower pharyngeal pressures and lower tongue pressures, and why we need to let our patients chug!
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