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Table 2 Results of FDS, OTT and PTT for VFSS before and after the NGT removal

From: Effect of an indwelling nasogastric tube on swallowing function in elderly post-stroke dysphagia patients with long-term nasal feeding

  Before removal After removal P-value #
FDS score
 Thin Barium 28.07 ± 5.01 12.20 ± 4.39 <0.001
 Thick Barium 30.23 ± 6.09 13.93 ± 6.03 <0.001
OTT (second)
 Thin Barium 1.69 ± 0.21 1.67 ± 0.21 1.548
 Thick Barium 1.76 ± 0.24 1.73 ± 0.25 0.528
PTT (second)
 Thin Barium 1.48 ± 0.14 1.08 ± 0.16 <0.001
 Thick Barium 1.51 ± 0.17 1.09 ± 0.16 <0.001
  1. # Bonferroni corrected P-value