A framework for understanding shared substrates of airway protection

Authors

  • Michelle Shevon TROCHE University of Florida; Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • Alexandra Essman BRANDIMORE University of Florida; Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • Juliana GODOY University of São Paulo; Bauru School of Dentistry
  • Karen Wheeler HEGLAND University of Florida; Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-775720140132

Abstract

Deficits of airway protection can have deleterious effects to health and quality of life. Effective airway protection requires a continuum of behaviors including swallowing and cough. Swallowing prevents material from entering the airway and coughing ejects endogenous material from the airway. There is significant overlap between the control mechanisms for swallowing and cough. In this review we will present the existing literature to support a novel framework for understanding shared substrates of airway protection. This framework was originally adapted from Eccles' model of cough28 (2009) by Hegland, et al.42 (2012). It will serve to provide a basis from which to develop future studies and test specific hypotheses that advance our field and ultimately improve outcomes for people with airway protective deficits.

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Published

2014-07-01

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Section

Review