Impaired Food Transportation in Parkinson’s Disease Related to Lingual Bradykinesia

@article{Umemoto2010ImpairedFT,
  title={Impaired Food Transportation in Parkinson’s Disease Related to Lingual Bradykinesia},
  author={George Umemoto and Yoshio Tsuboi and Akio Kitashima and Hirokazu Furuya and Toshihiro Kikuta},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={250-255}
}
This study aimed to analyze quantitatively videofluoroscopic (VF) images of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), to evaluate if the predicted factors of the oral phase of swallowing deteriorated with PD progression, and to demonstrate a relationship between the abnormal movements of the tongue and food transportation. Thirty PD patients were recruited and divided into mild/moderate (Hoehn & Yahr stages II and III) and advanced (stages IV and V) groups. They underwent measurement of tongue… CONTINUE READING

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