Guest Editor: Peter C. Belafsky, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Voice and Swallowing
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology
University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Case Description: J.K. is a 46yo fire fighter who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the job. He required mechanical ventilation for 3 weeks and was recently discharged from the skilled nursing facility after a 2-month hospitalization. He presented to the Swallow Center at the University of California, Davis dependent on enteral tube feedings administered through a PEG tube for 100% of his nutritional support.