Good news for the GUSS!

A new study was recently publish, comparing the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale and the Gugging Swallowing Screen in Predicting Stroke-Associated Pneumonia

This study by Dang et al. aimed to compare the value of NIHSS and GUSS in SAP prediction and their convenience in clinical practice.

The authors found that GUSS had a better predictive value of SAP than NIHSS; but NIHSS was more convenient in clinical practice because of its simple imstrument and quick performance

Find the full paper here

#stroke #pneumonia # post-stroke #GUSS #NIHSS

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