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Effortful Swallow and Esophageal Function (2012)

Nekl, C. G., Lintzenich, C. R., Leng, X., Lever, T., & Butler, S. G. (2012). Effects of effortful swallow on esophageal function in healthy adults. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 24(3), 252- e108. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2982.2011.01864.x

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The purpose of this study was to duplicate, validate, and expand the original study by Lever et al. by using objective measures to measure esophageal pressures and improved bolus clearance in the esophagus using the effortful swallow technique.

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Population:

Adult

Discipline:

SLP

Diagnosis:

DysphagiaReflux