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Recent studies done on healthy older individuals have demonstrated elevated taste thresholds for sweet, sour, and salty taste. At suprathreshold levels, such individuals have also shown less ability to discriminate between different intensities of the same tastant. This study was designed to provide information on swallow timing and muscle contraction(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Research investigating the relationship between subjective and objective assessment of dysphagia in patients with various diagnoses has yielded conflicting results. The goal of this study is to investigate the reliability of patient self-perceptions of swallowing difficulties compared to expert ratings of videofluorographic studies(More)
Surface electromyography (EMG) has been used successfully in teaching patients swallow maneuvers in clinical settings. The present study aims to determine if surface EMG can reliably demonstrate differences in muscle activity between the normal swallow and the Mendelsohn maneuver and whether there is a close temporal relationship between submental muscles(More)
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