Tactile thermal oral stimulation increases the cortical representation of swallowing

@article{Teismann2009TactileTO,
  title={Tactile thermal oral stimulation increases the cortical representation of swallowing},
  author={Inga Teismann and Olaf Steinstraeter and Tobias Warnecke and Sonja Suntrup and E. Bernd Ringelstein and Christo Pantev and Rainer Dziewas},
  journal={BMC Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={71 - 71}
}
Dysphagia is a leading complication in stroke patients causing aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition and increased mortality. Current strategies of swallowing therapy involve on the one hand modification of eating behaviour or swallowing technique and on the other hand facilitation of swallowing with the use of pharyngeal sensory stimulation. Thermal tactile oral stimulation (TTOS) is an established method to treat patients with neurogenic dysphagia especially if caused by sensory deficits. Little… CONTINUE READING
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