Neurophysiological Adaptation and Neuromodulatory Treatment Approaches in Patients Suffering from Post-stroke Dysphagia

Published on Dec 1, 2018in Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
· DOI :10.1007/s40141-018-0201-1
Paul Muhle7
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Sonja Suntrup-Krueger7
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Rainer Dziewas34
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Purpose of Review This review gives an outline of the current state of knowledge on swallowing-related neurophysiology, neuroplasticity mechanisms following dysphagic stroke and neuromodulatory treatment approaches to enhance recovery processes for faster and better rehabilitation of post-stroke dysphagia.
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