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Assessment of infant oral sensorimotor and swallowing function.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15856438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The development of feeding and swallowing is the result of a complex interface between the developing nervous system, various physiological systems, and the environment. The purpose of this article is to review the neurobiology, development, and assessment of feeding and swallowing during early infancy. In recent years, there have been exciting advances in our understanding of the physiology and neurological control of feeding and swallowing. These advances may prove useful in furthering our understanding of the pathophysiology of dysphagia in infancy. Progress in developing standardized, reliable, and valid measures of oral sensorimotor and swallowing function in infancy has been slow. However, there have been significant advances in the instrumental analysis of feeding and swallowing disorders in infancy, including manometric analyses of sucking and swallowing, measures of respiration during feeding, videofluoroscopic swallow evaluations, ultrasonography, and flexible endoscopic examination of swallowing. Further efforts are needed to develop clinical evaluative measures of dysphagia in infancy.
Brian Rogers; Joan Arvedson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mental retardation and developmental disabilities research reviews     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1080-4013     ISO Abbreviation:  Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-02     Completed Date:  2005-08-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9517974     Medline TA:  Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc
Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Deglutition / physiology*
Deglutition Disorders / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Motor Skills / physiology*
Neonatal Screening / methods*
Reflex / physiology*
Sensation / physiology*
Sucking Behavior / physiology

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