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Pharyngeal Function and Breathing Pattern during Partial Neuromuscular Block in the Elderly: Effects on Airway Protection.

Cedborg, Anna I Hårdemark; Sundman, Eva; Bodén, Katarina; Hedström, Hanne Witt; Kuylenstierna, Richard; Ekberg, Olle LU and Eriksson, Lars I (2014) In Anesthesiology 120(2). p.312-325
Abstract
Intact pharyngeal function and coordination of breathing and swallowing are essential for airway protection and to avoid respiratory complications. Postoperative pulmonary complications caused by residual effects of neuromuscular-blocking agents occur more frequently in the elderly. Moreover, elderly have altered pharyngeal function which is associated with increased risk of aspiration. The purpose of this study was to evaluate effects of partial neuromuscular block on pharyngeal function, coordination of breathing and swallowing, and airway protection in individuals older than 65 yr.
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312 - 325
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1528-1175
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10.1097/ALN.0000000000000043
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  abstract     = {Intact pharyngeal function and coordination of breathing and swallowing are essential for airway protection and to avoid respiratory complications. Postoperative pulmonary complications caused by residual effects of neuromuscular-blocking agents occur more frequently in the elderly. Moreover, elderly have altered pharyngeal function which is associated with increased risk of aspiration. The purpose of this study was to evaluate effects of partial neuromuscular block on pharyngeal function, coordination of breathing and swallowing, and airway protection in individuals older than 65 yr.},
  author       = {Cedborg, Anna I Hårdemark and Sundman, Eva and Bodén, Katarina and Hedström, Hanne Witt and Kuylenstierna, Richard and Ekberg, Olle and Eriksson, Lars I},
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  number       = {2},
  pages        = {312--325},
  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Anesthesiology},
  title        = {Pharyngeal Function and Breathing Pattern during Partial Neuromuscular Block in the Elderly: Effects on Airway Protection.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000000043},
  volume       = {120},
  year         = {2014},
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