Ventilation, Respiration, Pulmonary Diseases, and Swallowing The respiratory and digestive functions of the upper aerodigestive tract (UAT) are inextricably linked, taking turns performing their life-supporting functions. The SLP is responsible for the management of swallowing disorders that increase health risks to patients, and necessarily need to understand and integrate into their evaluations and interventions, how the ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2010
Ventilation, Respiration, Pulmonary Diseases, and Swallowing
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  • James L. Coyle
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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Article   |   December 01, 2010
Ventilation, Respiration, Pulmonary Diseases, and Swallowing
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2010, Vol. 19, 91-97. doi:10.1044/sasd19.4.91
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2010, Vol. 19, 91-97. doi:10.1044/sasd19.4.91

The respiratory and digestive functions of the upper aerodigestive tract (UAT) are inextricably linked, taking turns performing their life-supporting functions. The SLP is responsible for the management of swallowing disorders that increase health risks to patients, and necessarily need to understand and integrate into their evaluations and interventions, how the respiratory system works in health and disease, how to examine it, and how it changes in response to various conditions. This paper reviews the basics of respiratory anatomy and pulmonary function, respiratory-swallow coordination, and common pulmonary diseases in adults and how they affect swallowing function.

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