Swallowing in myotonic muscular dystrophy: a videofluoroscopic study.

@article{Leonard2001SwallowingIM,
  title={Swallowing in myotonic muscular dystrophy: a videofluoroscopic study.},
  author={Rebecca J. Leonard and Katherine A Kendall and Rolanda Johnson and Stacey W McKenzie},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2001},
  volume={82 7},
  pages={979-85}
}
OBJECTIVES (1) To determine how swallow function in patients with myotonic muscular dystrophy (MD) differs from that of healthy controls, (2) to identify the contributors to and predictors of improvement, and (3) to evaluate strategies that facilitate swallowing. DESIGN Observational. SETTING University medical center. PARTICIPANTS Eighteen adults with myotonic MD (age range, 24-58 yr) and 60 healthy adult control subjects (age range, 18-73 yr). INTERVENTIONS Swallow facilitation… CONTINUE READING
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