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What requires immediate help after having a modified barium swallow?
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Not much
The amount that is aspirated is small because it is being observed with fluoroscopy.
The feeding is stopped and the thickness of the ingested barium is increased until find right consistency that prevents aspiration. if patient has excessive secretions, the room in which exam is performed is equipped with suction and oxygen.Patient is encouraged to drink fluids so barium does not constipate.

In brief: Not much
The amount that is aspirated is small because it is being observed with fluoroscopy.
The feeding is stopped and the thickness of the ingested barium is increased until find right consistency that prevents aspiration. if patient has excessive secretions, the room in which exam is performed is equipped with suction and oxygen.Patient is encouraged to drink fluids so barium does not constipate.
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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Aspiration
Aspiration of food or liquids consistently would necessitate immediate intervention of some type.

In brief: Aspiration
Aspiration of food or liquids consistently would necessitate immediate intervention of some type.
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