Esophageal dysfunction in cervical spinal cord injury: a potentially important mechanism of aspiration.

@article{Neville2005EsophagealDI,
  title={Esophageal dysfunction in cervical spinal cord injury: a potentially important mechanism of aspiration.},
  author={Angela L Neville and Peter E Crookes and George C. Velmahos and Aggeliki Vlahos and Dimitrios Theodorou and Charles E. Lucas},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={905-11}
}
BACKGROUND Respiratory complications are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI). We hypothesized that patients with CSCI had esophageal dysfunction, predisposing them to aspiration. The purpose of this study was to characterize esophageal function in these patients. METHODS CSCI and similarly injured… CONTINUE READING