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Title: Manofluorographic analysis of swallowing in the elderly
Authors: Dejaeger, Eddy ×
Pelemans, Walter
Bibau, G
Ponette, Eric #
Issue Date: Jan-1994
Series Title: Dysphagia vol:9 issue:3 pages:156-61
Abstract: This study examined the effect of aging on the mechanisms of swallowing by comparing 16 elderly subjects (80 years +/- 5) with 20 healthy volunteers. Manofluorography was used to obtain quantitative and qualitative data of the pharyngeal swallow. Aging is associated with a significant decrease in the level of negative pressure resulting from the opening of the upper esophageal sphincter and with a substantial number of incomplete relaxations of the sphincter. In addition, several qualitative changes were noted.
ISSN: 0179-051X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Gerontology and Geriatrics
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