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Dysphagia

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 266–269 | Cite as

Dysphagia and expiratory air flow

  • Arthur A. Siebens
  • Donna C. Tippett
  • Nell Kirby
  • Joseph French
Article

Abstract

Expiratory air flow preserves the freedom of the upper airway from foodway contamination in patients with dysphagia. Valving the tracheostomy cannula, “quad coughing,” the Heimlich maneuver, the “supraglottic swallow,” and coupling to a ventilator each has a place among the measures used for treating aspiration.

Key words

Expiratory air flow Tracheostomy “Quad coughing” Heimlich maneuver Dysphagia Deglutition Deglutition disorders 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur A. Siebens
    • 1
    • 2
  • Donna C. Tippett
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nell Kirby
    • 1
  • Joseph French
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineGood Samaritan Hospital of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and Department of Speech-Language PathologyGood Samaritan Hospital of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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