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Table 1 Swallowing screening test

From: Functional oropharyngeal sensory disruption interferes with the cortical control of swallowing

  Normal swallowing Pharyngeal anesthesia
  Ml per swallow s per swallow ml/s ml per swallow s per swallow ml/s
S1 21,43 1,14 18,75 15,00 1,27 11,86
S2 15,00 0,98 15,38 12,5 1,08 11,54
S3 25,00 0,78 32,26 13,64 1,38 9,90
S4 25,00 1,01 24,71 15,00 1,10 13,62
S5 18,75 0,98 19,23 11,54 2,25 5,14
S6 16,67 0,79 21,13 21,43 1,15 18,63
S7 25,00 1,25 20,00 16,60 1,25 13,24
S8 18,75 1,12 16,75 15,00 1,59 9,46
S9 21,43 1,08 19,92 18,75 1,12 16,9
S10 75,00 2,64 28,46 50,00 2,86 17,49
Group 26,20 1,18 21,66 18,95 1,51 12,78
  1. The swallowing screening-test was performed with and without pharyngeal anesthesia. Local application of lidocaine resulted in a significant increment of swallowing duration and a significant reduction of volume per swallow and swallowing capacity in healthy subjects.