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The coordination of precise movements greatly affect swallowing functionality. We assessed the influence of tracheostomy, previous intubation, and bolus properties of volume and viscosity on swallowing movements and safety.

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Why is it important?

A better understanding of the typical movement patterns that are associated with factors like airway protection and bolus properties can help clinicians anticipate and test the best treatment options for individuals with swallowing disorders.

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This page is a summary of: Swallowing Mechanics Associated With Artificial Airways, Bolus Properties, and Penetration–Aspiration Status in Trauma Patients, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, September 2017, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2017_jslhr-s-16-0431.
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