New GUSS validation study

Warnecke at al.2017 indicated a similar sensitivity and specificity to the original publication ( 96,5% / 55,8%). What they found was a decreasing specificity with increasing stroke severity (NIHSS ≥15). (100% / 20%). In comparison the sensitivity and specificity levels in patients with NIHSS <5 were 71,4% vs 88,8%.

Aspiration and dysphagia screening in acute stroke-the Gugging Swallowing Screen revisited

warnecke-et-al

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