Predictive swallowing score to guide early enteral tube feeding decisions after ischemic stroke


  • The Predictive Swallowing Score (PRESS) predicts swallowing recovery (SW-REC) following ischemic stroke (IS) based on usual early assessments.

Why this matters

  • Clinicians need a systematic approach for assessing impaired oral intake (IOI) prognosis within »48 h after IS to follow recommendations for nasogastric tube feeding (NGT-F), if IOI is anticipated for >7 days, or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement (PEG-P), if IOI is anticipated for >30 days.