Self-triggered functional electrical stimulation during swallowing.

  title={Self-triggered functional electrical stimulation during swallowing.},
  author={Theresa A. Burnett and Eric A Mann and Joseph B Stoklosa and Christy L. Ludlow},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={94 6},
Hyolaryngeal elevation is essential for airway protection during swallowing and is mainly a reflexive response to oropharyngeal sensory stimulation. Targeted intramuscular electrical stimulation can elevate the resting larynx and, if applied during swallowing, may improve airway protection in dysphagic patients with inadequate hyolaryngeal motion. To be… CONTINUE READING