Objective: to explore the clinical application of oral intermittent catheterization in stroke patients with dysphagia. Methods: Forty patients with dysphagia selected by the drinking water test were randomly divided into treatment group and control group. The control group used traditional indwelling gastric tube, and the treatment group used intermittent tube indwelling. The thickness of the upper arm triceps skinfold, the changes in serum albumin, and the incidence of aspiration and pneumonia were compared before hospitalization and 4 weeks after treatment. Results: After 4 weeks of treatment, the thickness of upper arm triceps skin folds and serum albumin levels in the two groups were significantly higher than before treatment (P<0.05), and the change in the treatment group was better than that in the control group (P<0.05); the treatment group was aspirated. The incidence was 5%, which was lower than 20% in the control group (P>0.05); the incidence of pneumonia in the treatment group was 5%, which was lower than 15% in the control group (P>0.05), but the difference was not statistically significant. Conclusion: Intermittent catheterization can significantly improve the nutritional status of patients, prevent aspiration and pulmonary infection, and improve swallowing function. It is worthy of clinical application.
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Application of Oral Intermittent Catheterization in Stroke Patients with Dysphagia
How to cite this paper: Haiyan Yang, Yong Yu, Zhiyong Peng. (2021) Application of Oral Intermittent Catheterization in Stroke Patients with Dysphagia. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research, 5(1), 11-14.