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Literature Examining Safety of FEES:


Of the potential risks associated with endoscopy including gagging, epistaxis, laryngospasm, and vasovagal response; a mild case of epistaxis is the most prevalent.


FEES has proven to be a safe and well tolerated method of assessing swallow function when performed by a trained Speech Language Pathologist


Through Susan Langmore’s literature search on the safety of FEES, she concludes the rate of complications associated with FEES is less than 1% overall.

 

Aviv, J.E., Kaplan, S.T., Thompson, J.E., Spitzer, J., Diamond, B., Close, L.G.  The safety of flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing: an analysis of 500 consecutive evaluations.  Dysphagia.  2000;15:39-44.


Aviv, J.E., Murray, T., Zschommler, A., Cohen, M., Gartner, C.  Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing: patient characteristics and analysis of safety in 1340 consecutive examinations.  Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2005;114:173-176.


Cohen, M.A., Setzen, M., Perlman, P.W., Ditkoff, M., Mattucci, K.F., Guss, J.  The safety of flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing in an outpatient otolaryngology setting.  Laryngoscope.  2003;113:21-24.


Warnecke, T., Teismann, I., Oslenber, S., Hamacher, C., Ringelstein, E.B., Schabitz, W.R., & Dziewas, R. (2009).  The safety of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing in acute stroke patients.  Retrieved July 18, 2009 from www.stroke.ahajournals.org.


Literature Examining Safety of FEES:


  1. Of the potential risks associated with endoscopy including gagging, epistaxis, laryngospasm, and vasovagal response; a mild case of epistaxis is the most prevalent.
  2. FEES has proven to be a safe and well tolerated method of assessing swallow function when performed by a trained Speech Language Pathologist
  3. Through Susan Langmore’s literature search on the safety of FEES, she concludes the rate of complications associated with FEES is less than 1% overall.

 

Aviv, J.E., Kaplan, S.T., Thompson, J.E., Spitzer, J., Diamond, B., Close, L.G.  The safety of flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing: an analysis of 500 consecutive evaluations.  Dysphagia.  2000;15:39-44.


Aviv, J.E., Murray, T., Zschommler, A., Cohen, M., Gartner, C.  Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing: patient characteristics and analysis of safety in 1340 consecutive examinations.  Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2005;114:173-176.


Cohen, M.A., Setzen, M., Perlman, P.W., Ditkoff, M., Mattucci, K.F., Guss, J.  The safety of flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing in an outpatient otolaryngology setting.  Laryngoscope.  2003;113:21-24.


Warnecke, T., Teismann, I., Oslenber, S., Hamacher, C., Ringelstein, E.B., Schabitz, W.R., & Dziewas, R. (2009).  The safety of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing in acute stroke patients.  Retrieved July 18, 2009 from www.stroke.ahajournals.org.