The effect of head and neck positions on oropharyngeal swallowing: a clinical and electrophysiologic study.

@article{Ertekin2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of head and neck positions on oropharyngeal swallowing: a clinical and electrophysiologic study.},
  author={Cumhur Ertekin and Abd{\"u}lkadir Keskin and Nefati Kiylioglu and Yeşim Kirazli and Arzu Yağiz On and Sultan Tarlaci and Ibrahim Aydogdu},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2001},
  volume={82 9},
  pages={1255-60}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the clinical usefulness of an electrophysiologic method for evaluating dysphagia and to identify the effects of various head and neck positions on oropharyngeal swallowing. DESIGN Experimental, with control group. SETTING An electromyography laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Patients with neurogenic dysphagia (n = 51) and healthy controls (n = 24). Patients were divided into 2 groups: those patients with unilateral lower cranial lesions (n = 9) and those without laterality… CONTINUE READING