In this episode, Prof. Janina Wilmskoetter takes us on a journey into the depths of the brain to help us understand the potential impact of stroke on swallowing.
Why does a stroke cause dysphagia in some people and not in others? And why do some recover more quickly than others? Does the location or size of the lesion matter at all? We had lots of questions for Janina and we were delighted that she joined us to share both her research findings on stroke and her clinical expertise as an SLT.
Further helpful literature:
- Wilmskoetter et al. (2020). Cortical and Subcortical Control of Swallowing — Can We Use Information From Lesion Locations to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment for Patients With Stroke? https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-00068
- Wilmskoetter et al. (2019). Mapping acute lesion locations to physiological swallow impairments after stroke. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101685
- Wilmskoetter et al. (2018). Differences in swallow physiology in patients with left and right hemispheric strokes. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.05.010