Shelia M Fleming

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to a wide range of motor and nonmotor deficits. Specifically, voice and swallow deficits manifest early, are devastating to quality of life, and are difficult to treat with standard medical therapies. The pathological hallmarks of PD include accumulation of the presynaptic(More)
Recovery of tongue mobility in speech was investigated in 5 partial glossectomy patients. Jaw range of motion used in speech, and tongue contour changes relative to the jaw, were assessed using sequential videofluoroscopic data recorded presurgery, postsurgery, and postradiotherapy. Data from 2 normal controls were included for comparison. Tongue mobility(More)
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