Differences in swallow physiology in patients with left and right hemispheric strokes

Janina Wilmskoetter*, Bonnie Martin-Harris, William G. Pearson, Leonardo Bonilha, Jordan J. Elm, Janet Horn, Heather S. Bonilha

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Background: We sought to determine the impact of lesion lateralization and lesion volume on swallow impairment on group-level by comparing patients with left and right hemisphere strokes and on patient-level by analyzing patients individually. Methods: We performed a retrospective, observational, cross-sectional study of 46 patients with unilateral (22 left, 24 right), acute, first-ever, ischemic strokes who received a diffusion weighted MRI (DW-MRI) and modified barium swallow study (MBSS) during their acute hospital stay. We determined lesion side on the DW-MRI and measured swallow physiology using the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP™

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-152
Number of pages9
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018


  • Cerebral hemispheres
  • Deglutition
  • Deglutition disorders
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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