Coordination of deglutitive glottal function and pharyngeal bolus transit during normal eating.

@article{Dua1997CoordinationOD,
  title={Coordination of deglutitive glottal function and pharyngeal bolus transit during normal eating.},
  author={Kulwinder S Dua and Junlong Ren and Eytan Bardan and Pengyan Xie and Reza Shaker},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={112 1},
  pages={
          73-83
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Deglutitive glottal function during the preparatory phase of swallowing and its coordination with bolus transit during normal eating are important for airway protection. The aim of this study was to examine this coordination during consumption of a normal meal. METHODS Fifteen healthy volunteers were studied using a videoendoscopic and videofluoroscopic technique. RESULTS A total of 207 liquid and 470 solid bolus swallows were analyzed. In 60% of liquid and 76% of solid… CONTINUE READING
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