Esophageal dysfunction in dogs with idiopathic laryngeal paralysis: a controlled cohort study.

@article{Stanley2010EsophagealDI,
  title={Esophageal dysfunction in dogs with idiopathic laryngeal paralysis: a controlled cohort study.},
  author={Bryden J Stanley and Joe G. Hauptman and Michele C Fritz and Diana S Rosenstein and Jennifer Kinns},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={139-49}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare esophageal function in dogs with idiopathic laryngeal paralysis (ILP) to age and breed matched controls; to determine if dysfunction is associated with aspiration pneumonia over 1 year; and to compare clinical neurologic examination of dogs with ILP at enrollment and at 1 year. STUDY DESIGN Prospective controlled cohort study. ANIMALS Dogs with ILP (n=32) and 34 age and breed matched healthy dogs. METHODS Mean esophageal score was determined for each phase of 3 phase… CONTINUE READING