Predictors of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Placement in Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Background: Dysphagia is a common complication of stroke and can have a lasting impact on morbidity and mortality; yet there are no standards to guide dysphagia management in stroke patients. We assessed predictors of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement in an ischemic stroke cohort and sought to determine the utility of an objective scale in predicting PEG placement in a high-risk sub-set. Methods: Consecutive cases of ischemic stroke were retrospectively, identified and demographic and clinical variables were collected.

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