The Complex Relationship Between Dehydration and Dysphagia in Neonates Dehydration in neonates and preterm infants is a severe diagnosis that can have critical results if not quickly identified and treated. Dehydration can cause difficulties in infants who are typically developing and those with developmental challenges. The diagnosis can also cause or exacerbate feeding difficulties in these neonates, resulting in ... Article
Article  |   June 14, 2016
The Complex Relationship Between Dehydration and Dysphagia in Neonates
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lauren L. Madhoun
    Innovative Infant Feeding Disorders Research Program, Center for Perinatal Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Sudarshan R. Jadcherla
    Innovative Infant Feeding Disorders Research Program, Center for Perinatal Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
    Sections of Neonatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
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  • Financial: This article is supported in part by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health under award number P01DK068051, awarded to Jadcherla/Lang/Shaker. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
    Financial: This article is supported in part by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health under award number P01DK068051, awarded to Jadcherla/Lang/Shaker. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.×
  • Nonfinancial: The authors have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Part 2
Article   |   June 14, 2016
The Complex Relationship Between Dehydration and Dysphagia in Neonates
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2016, Vol. 1, 57-65. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG13.57
History: Received August 15, 2015 , Revised October 7, 2015 , Accepted October 13, 2015
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2016, Vol. 1, 57-65. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG13.57
History: Received August 15, 2015; Revised October 7, 2015; Accepted October 13, 2015

Dehydration in neonates and preterm infants is a severe diagnosis that can have critical results if not quickly identified and treated. Dehydration can cause difficulties in infants who are typically developing and those with developmental challenges. The diagnosis can also cause or exacerbate feeding difficulties in these neonates, resulting in dysphagia. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who serve neonates and infants should be aware of the signs, causes, and symptoms of dehydration to properly assess and treat these fragile populations.

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