EP 25: A pulmonologist’s perspective on aspiration and pneumonia with Harmeet Bedi

Pneumonia is considered one of the most critical consequences of dysphagia, and in some patient populations it is a leading cause of death. Although pneumonia plays a major role in our clinical decision-making process as SLTs, we felt that we did not know enough about it. To change that, we invited Dr Harmeet Bedi, a pulmonologist at Stanford University School of Medicine, to join us for an episode. We asked him about potential differences between aspiration pneumonia and ‘general’ pneumonia, risk factors and what exactly happens when someone has pneumonia. He also shared his clinical experience of assessing and treating pneumonia in different patient populations. Tune in to hear a pulmonologist’s perspective on aspiration and pneumonia.

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