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Exercise using tongue-holding swallow does not improve swallowing function in normal subjects.
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PMID:  22191994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Summary  We evaluated the effects of repetitive tongue-holding swallow (THS) as an exercise for improving swallowing function. Twenty healthy subjects were randomly divided into two groups. One group [THS group (THSG)] performed the tongue-holding manoeuvre every 5 s for 20 min. The other group (normal swallow group) swallowed without tongue-holding for the same length of time as a control. Twenty sessions of training were performed for 4 weeks. All participants also had a videofluoroscopic swallowing study for analysing the biomechanical parameters of swallowing (hyolaryngeal movement, posterior pharyngeal wall movement and the pharyngeal constriction ratio). After 4 weeks of training, none of the biomechanical parameters changed in either group. Exercise using THS did not affect swallowing function in normal subjects.
J-C Oh; J-W Park; T-H Cha; H-S Woo; D-K Kim
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral rehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2842     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0433604     Medline TA:  J Oral Rehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Gyeonggi-do Department of Occupational Therapy, Kyungwoon University, Gyeongsangbuk-do Department of Occupational Therapy, Woosong University, Daejeon Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
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