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Table 2 Changes of swallowing characteristics in 5 patients with pharyngeal misplacement of the NGT after correcting the tube position.

From: Do nasogastric tubes worsen dysphagia in patients with acute stroke?

   Spillage Residues Penetration Aspiration
Patient 1 Malpositioned NGT ++ - + -
  Corrected NGT + - - -
Patient 2 Malpositioned NGT ++ - + -
  Corrected NGT + - + -
Patient 3 Malpositioned NGT ++ - - +
  Corrected NGT - - - -
Patient 4 Malpositioned NGT + + + -
  Corrected NGT + - - -
Patient 5 Malpositioned NGT + + + -
  Corrected NGT + - - -
  1. + = moderate, ++ = massive