Effects Of The Mendelsohn Maneuver On Extent Of Hyoid Movement And UES Opening Post-Stroke

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Gary McCullough Ph.D , Associate Dean (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: The Mendelsohn maneuver, voluntary prolon- gation of laryngeal elevation during the swallow, has been widely used as a compensatory strategy to improve upper esophageal sphincter (UES) opening and bolus flow. Recent research suggests that when used as a rehabilitative exercise, it significantly improves duration of hyoid movement and positively impacts duration of UES opening (DOUESO). The data presented here were derived from that same prospective crossover study of 18 participants with dysphagia post-stroke evaluated with videofluoroscopy after treatment using the Mendelsohn maneuver versus no treatment. Results demon- strate gains in the extent of hyoid movement and UES opening and improvements in coordination of structural movements with each other as well as with bolus flow.

Additional Information

McCullough, G.H., Kim, Y. (2013). "Effects Of The Mendelsohn Maneuver On Extent Of Hyoid Movement And UES Opening Post-Stroke". Dysphagia 28:511-519. Version of record available at www.springer.com [DOI 10.1007/s00455-013-9461-1]
Language: English
Date: 2013
Deglutition, Deglutition disorders Stroke Rehabilitation, Mendelsohn maneuver

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