Corinna Schultheiss

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Contrary to clinical experience, clinical swallow tests are predominantly performed using water (water swallow tests, WST). In this study, we examine whether swallow tests performed using a bolus of semisolid food (bolus swallow test, BST) offer benefits. In a prospective, randomised, blind study, the results of a standardised saliva swallow test (SST),(More)
INTRODUCTION Developing an automated diagnostic and therapeutic instrument for treating swallowing disorders requires procedures able to reliably detect and evaluate a swallow. We tested a two-stage detection procedure based on a combined electromyography/bioimpedance (EMBI) measurement system. EMBI is able to detect swallows and distinguish them from(More)
A neuroprosthetic device for treating swallowing disorders requires an implantable measurement system capable to analysing the timing and quality of the swallowing process in real time. A combined EMG bioimpedance (EMBI) measurement system was developed and is evaluated here. The study was planned and performed as a case-control study. The studies were(More)
In dysphagia the ability of elevating the larynx and hyoid is usually impaired. Electromyography (EMG) and Bioimpedance (BI) measurements at the neck can be used to trigger functional electrical stimulation (FES) of swallowing related muscles. Nahrstaedt et al.1 introduced an algorithm to trigger the stimulation in phase with the voluntary swallowing to(More)
In order to support swallowing, the efficacy of functional electrical stimulation for different stimulation settings of the submental musculature has been investigated. The stimulation was administrated at rest and synchronously to voluntary initiated swallows. The onset of a swallow was detected in real-time by a combined electromyography/ bioimpedance(More)
BACKGROUND Depending on age and gender up to 60 % of the population snore regularly. As simple snoring is more a social than a medical problem, unlike OSAS, CPAP-therapy or multilevel surgery are not appropriate therapies for snoring. But alternative therapies, such as laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) address(More)
BACKGROUND To allow passage of food, the swallowing process closes off the larynx and interrupts respiratory flow. Both the timing of the interruption of respiratory flow and the body position can affect the results of the swallowing process. OBJECTIVE The effect of body position on the swallowing process and the coordination of breathing and swallowing(More)
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