Subglottic air pressure: a key component of swallowing efficiency.

  title={Subglottic air pressure: a key component of swallowing efficiency.},
  author={David Eibling and Roxann Diez Gross},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={105 4},
The relationship between tracheostomy and swallowing dysfunction has been long recognized. Often this dysfunction is manifested by aspiration, for which a number of etiologic factors may be responsible. Disruption of glottic closure has been previously demonstrated in association with the presence of an indwelling tracheostomy tube. The plugging or removal of the tracheostomy tube, or the use of an expiratory air valve, has been demonstrated to decrease aspiration and improve swallowing… CONTINUE READING

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