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23.03.2020 | Review

A Systematic Review of the Influence of Bolus Characteristics on Respiratory Measures in Healthy Swallowing

There have been a number of studies on the effect of bolus volume, consistency, texture, temperature and taste on the oropharyngeal swallowing physiology. However, its influence on the respiratory function associated with swallow is not well …

Gayathri Krishnan, S. P. Goswami, Balaji Rangarathnam

21.03.2020 | Original Article

MRI Assessment of Swallow Muscle Activation with the Swallow Exercise Aid and with Conventional Exercises in Healthy Volunteers: An Explorative Biomechanical Study

Swallowing muscle strength exercises are effective in restoring swallowing function. In order to perform the exercises with progressive load, the swallow exercise aid (SEA) was developed. Precise knowledge on which muscles are activated with …

Rebecca T. Karsten, Leon C. ter Beek, Bas Jasperse, Maarten J. A. van Alphen, Johannes M. Peeters, Lisette van der Molen, Frans J. M. Hilgers, Martijn M. Stuiver, Ludi E. Smeele

10.03.2020 | Original Article

Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) and Reduced Tongue Pressure in Relation to Atherosclerosis Among Community-Dwelling Elderly Japanese Men: A Cross-Sectional Study

Even though higher serum insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels have a positive effect on preventing reduction in muscle strength, a U-shaped association between IGF-1 and mortality has been reported. Since a recent experimental study …

Yuji Shimizu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Miho Higashi, Shoichi Fukui, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Kazuhiko Arima, Noboru Takamura, Takahiro Maeda

05.03.2020 | Original Article

Relationship Between Tongue Pressure and Pharyngeal Function Assessed Using High-Resolution Manometry in Older Dysphagia Patients with Sarcopenia: A Pilot Study

Tongue pressure is often used to evaluate swallowing muscle strength in dysphagia patients with sarcopenia. However, the amount of tongue pressure that reflects pharyngeal swallowing function is unclear. The aims of this descriptive study were (1) …

Kenjiro Kunieda, Ichiro Fujishima, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Tomohisa Ohno, Takashi Shigematsu, Masataka Itoda, Fumiko Oshima, Takashi Mori, Nami Ogawa, Sumito Ogawa

05.03.2020 | Original Article

Effects of Superior Laryngeal Nerve Lesion on Kinematics of Swallowing and Airway Protection in an Infant Pig Model

The superior laryngeal nerve provides detailed sensory information from the mucosal surfaces of laryngeal structures superior to the vocal folds, including the valleculae. Injury to this nerve results in airway penetration and aspiration.

Andrew R. Lammers, Saja Abid, Peng Ding, Rebecca Z. German

05.03.2020 | Review

Dose in Exercise-Based Dysphagia Therapies: A Scoping Review

Exercise-based approaches have been used in dysphagia treatment for over three decades. The overall aim of these treatments is to increase the strength and endurance of muscle groups involved in deglutition and airway protection. These exercise …

Brittany N. Krekeler, Linda M. Rowe, Nadine P. Connor

04.03.2020 | Clinical Conundrum

Clinical Conundrum: Severe Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

A 62-year-old woman presented to an outside hospital with complaint of three days of vertigo, not affected by posture, associated with nausea and vomiting. The patient was admitted to acute inpatient rehabilitation for balance difficulties eight …

Sonika Randev, Lara Goldstein, Kara Morgenstern, Anusha Lekshminarayanan, Eric L. Altschuler

04.03.2020 | Original Article Open Access

Drooling in Parkinson’s Disease: Prevalence and Progression from the Non-motor International Longitudinal Study

Sialorrhoea in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is an often neglected yet key non-motor symptom with impact on patient quality of life. However, previous studies have shown a broad range of prevalence figures. To assess prevalence of drooling in PD and …

Daniel J. van Wamelen, Valentina Leta, Julia Johnson, Claudia Lazcano Ocampo, Aleksandra M. Podlewska, Katarina Rukavina, Alexandra Rizos, Pablo Martinez-Martin, K. Ray Chaudhuri

04.03.2020 | Original Article

Effects of Tongue Exercise Frequency on Tongue Muscle Biology and Swallowing Physiology in a Rat Model

Age-related changes in muscle composition and function are often treated using exercise, including muscles of the tongue to treat swallowing impairments (dysphagia). Although tongue exercise is commonly prescribed, optimal tongue exercise doses …

Brittany N. Krekeler, Jacqueline M. Weycker, Nadine P. Connor

28.02.2020 | Original Article

Swallow Safety in Infant Pigs With and Without Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Lesion

Aerodigestive coordination is critical for safe feeding in mammals, and failure to do so can result in aspiration. Using an infant pig model, we analyzed the impact of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) lesion on aerodigestive coordination and …

Bethany M. Stricklen, Laura E. Bond, Francois D. H. Gould, Rebecca Z. German, Christopher J. Mayerl

27.02.2020 | Original Article

Influence of Inhalation Injury on Incidence, Clinical Profile and Recovery Pattern of Dysphagia Following Burn Injury

Inhalation injury is predictive of dysphagia post burns; however, the nature of dysphagia associated with inhalation burns is not well understood. This study describes the clinical profile and recovery pattern of swallowing following inhalation …

N. A. Clayton, E. C. Ward, A. F. Rumbach, R. R. Cross, M. R. Kol, P. K. Maitz

24.02.2020 | Original Article

Handheld Cough Testing: A Novel Tool for Cough Assessment and Dysphagia Screening

Aspiration pneumonia is a leading cause of death in Parkinson’s disease (PD), occurring as a result of impaired cough and swallowing function. However, portable diagnostic tools for cough assessment and dysphagia screening are limited. Therefore …

James A. Curtis, Michelle S. Troche

11.02.2020 | Review Open Access

Simultaneous X-ray Video-Fluoroscopy and Pulsed Ultrasound Velocimetry Analyses of the Pharyngeal Phase of Swallowing of Boluses with Different Rheological Properties

The Ultrasound Velocity Profiling (UVP) technique allows real-time, non-invasive flow mapping of a fluid along a 1D-measuring line. This study explores the possibility of using the UVP technique and X-ray video-fluoroscopy (XVF) to elucidate the …

Waqas M. Qazi, Olle Ekberg, Johan Wiklund, Rashid Mansoor, Mats Stading

11.02.2020 | Original Article

Predicting Swallowing Outcomes from Objective Videofluoroscopic Timing and Displacement Measures in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy compromises swallowing efficiency and safety in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). The resulting dysphagia leads to overall morbidity, with altered diets, reduced nutritional intake, reduced …

Mathew B. Vansant, Lindsey A. Parker, Andrew J. McWhorter, David Bluoin, Melda Kunduk

10.02.2020 | Original Article

Prognostic Prediction of Dysphagia by Analyzing the Corticobulbar Tract in the Early Stage of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

We investigated the predictive value of the corticobulbar tract (CBT) for dysphagia using diffusion tensor tractography in the early stage of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) for dysphagia. Forty-two patients with spontaneous ICH ± intraventricular …

Sung Ho Jang, So Young Kwak, Chul Hoon Chang, Young Jin Jung, JongHoon Kim, Seong Ho Kim, Jun Young Kim

08.02.2020 | Original Article

Evaluating the Psychometric Properties of the Kannada Version of EAT 10

The impact of oropharyngeal dysphagia is not limited just to its physical effects such as nutritional and respiratory problems, but also influences quality of life of the patient [ 1 – 3 ]. While the physical consequences of dysphagia can include …

Rahul Krishnamurthy, Radish Kumar Balasubramanium, Prasanna Suresh Hegde

07.02.2020 | Original Article

Comparison of Pharyngoesophageal Segment Biomechanics Between Persons with Total Laryngectomy With and Without Dysphagia Using sEMG: A Multicentric Swallow Study

Total laryngectomy (TL) is the surgical treatment option for advanced stage of laryngeal cancer, involving the removal of larynx along with several muscles attached to it. Several anatomical changes occur following the surgery which will in turn …

G. Harsha Raj, Venkataraja U. Aithal, Vasudeva Guddattu

08.01.2020 | Original Article

Residue Ratings on FEES: Trends for Clinical Application of Residue Measurement

Considering that measurement is a critical part of diagnostic technique for evaluating swallowing dysfunction, there is a need for a better foundational understanding of what influences residue measurement on flexible endoscopic evaluation of …

Jessica M. Pisegna, Asako Kaneoka, Wendy J. Coster, Rebecca Leonard, Susan E. Langmore

09.12.2019 | Original Article

Prospective Analysis of the Swallowing Reflex After Sagittal Split Osteotomy: Comparison with Normal Volunteers

The aim of this study was electromyographic description of changes in swallowing before and after bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy. In this prospective study, twenty-eight patients were divided into 3 groups according to the occlusion …

Aysenur Genc, Sabri Cemil Isler, Cengizhan Keskin, Ali Emre Oge, Zeliha Matur

07.12.2019 | Original Article

Association Between Dysphagia and Inpatient Outcomes Across Frailty Level Among Patients ≥ 50 Years of Age

Frail patients may have heightened risk of dysphagia, a potentially modifiable health factor. Our aim is to examine whether the relationship between dysphagia and adverse health outcomes differs by frailty conditions among inpatients ≥ 50 years of …

Seth M. Cohen, Deborah Lekan, Thomas Risoli Jr., Hui-Jie Lee, Stephanie Misono, Heather E. Whitson, Sudha Raman