NADINE PATTAKOS CONNOR

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Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Tongue muscle plasticity following hypoglossal nerve stimulation in aged rats
    Nadine P Connor
    Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 600 Highland Avenue, Room K4 711, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
    Muscle Nerve 47:230-40. 2013
  2. pmc The effect of tongue exercise on serotonergic input to the hypoglossal nucleus in young and old rats
    Mary Behan
    University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 55:919-29. 2012
  3. pmc Effect of tongue exercise on protrusive force and muscle fiber area in aging rats
    Nadine P Connor
    University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center, Room K4 711, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792 7375, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 52:732-44. 2009
  4. pmc Differences in age-related alterations in muscle contraction properties in rat tongue and hindlimb
    Nadine P Connor
    University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center, Madison, WI 53792 7375, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 51:818-27. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of children with dysphonia
    Nadine P Connor
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    J Voice 22:197-209. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of conventional radiotherapy on health-related quality of life and critical functions of the head and neck
    Nadine P Connor
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin Medical School, and William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI 53792 7375, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:1051-62. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of extraesophageal reflux in a community-dwelling sample
    Nadine P Connor
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    J Voice 21:189-202. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Movement-related skin strain associated with goal-oriented lip actions
    N P Connor
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center, Madison 53792, USA
    Exp Brain Res 123:235-41. 1998
  9. pmc Ultrasonic output from the excised rat larynx
    AARON M JOHNSON
    Department of Surgery, Clinical Science Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 128:EL75-9. 2010
  10. pmc A translational approach to vocalization deficits and neural recovery after behavioral treatment in Parkinson disease
    Michelle R Ciucci
    Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    J Commun Disord 43:319-26. 2010

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Publications39

  1. pmc Tongue muscle plasticity following hypoglossal nerve stimulation in aged rats
    Nadine P Connor
    Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 600 Highland Avenue, Room K4 711, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
    Muscle Nerve 47:230-40. 2013
    ..Our hypothesis was that alterations in muscle contractile properties and myosin heavy chain composition would be found after NMES...
  2. pmc The effect of tongue exercise on serotonergic input to the hypoglossal nucleus in young and old rats
    Mary Behan
    University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 55:919-29. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that tongue forces would increase with exercise, 5HT input to the tongue would decrease with age, and tongue exercise would augment 5HT input to the hypoglossal nucleus...
  3. pmc Effect of tongue exercise on protrusive force and muscle fiber area in aging rats
    Nadine P Connor
    University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center, Room K4 711, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792 7375, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 52:732-44. 2009
    ..The authors' purpose was to investigate whether aged rats that have undergone tongue exercise would manifest increased protrusive tongue forces and increased genioglossus (GG) muscle fiber cross-sectional areas...
  4. pmc Differences in age-related alterations in muscle contraction properties in rat tongue and hindlimb
    Nadine P Connor
    University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center, Madison, WI 53792 7375, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 51:818-27. 2008
    ..Because of differences in muscle architecture and biomechanics, the purpose of this study was to determine whether muscle contractile properties of rat hindlimb and tongue were differentially affected by aging...
  5. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of children with dysphonia
    Nadine P Connor
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    J Voice 22:197-209. 2008
    ..Chronic dysphonia negatively affects the lives of children. This work will serve as the basis for development of a valid, reliable, and age-appropriate measure of voice-related quality of life in children...
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of conventional radiotherapy on health-related quality of life and critical functions of the head and neck
    Nadine P Connor
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin Medical School, and William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI 53792 7375, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:1051-62. 2006
    ..Head-and-neck radiotherapy is associated with significant morbidities. Our purpose was to document impact of morbidities by use of multiple objective measures and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of extraesophageal reflux in a community-dwelling sample
    Nadine P Connor
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    J Voice 21:189-202. 2007
    ..The authors' goal was to determine the prevalence of EERD and the effect on health-related quality of life in adults within a large community-based sample...
  8. ncbi request reprint Movement-related skin strain associated with goal-oriented lip actions
    N P Connor
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center, Madison 53792, USA
    Exp Brain Res 123:235-41. 1998
    ..Further, the magnitude of multiple strains was predictive of lower-lip movement endpoints. These results highlight the potential importance of cutaneous mechanoreceptors as putative proprioceptors...
  9. pmc Ultrasonic output from the excised rat larynx
    AARON M JOHNSON
    Department of Surgery, Clinical Science Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 128:EL75-9. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc A translational approach to vocalization deficits and neural recovery after behavioral treatment in Parkinson disease
    Michelle R Ciucci
    Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    J Commun Disord 43:319-26. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Targeted exercise therapy for voice and swallow in persons with Parkinson's disease
    John A Russell
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, USA
    Brain Res 1341:3-11. 2010
    ....
  12. pmc Patient perceptions of voice therapy adherence
    Eva Van Leer
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
    J Voice 24:458-69. 2010
    ..This study yields information toward the development of scales to measure adherence-related constructs and strategies to improve treatment adherence in voice therapy...
  13. pmc Dopaminergic influence on rat tongue function and limb movement initiation
    MICHELLE RENEE CIUCCI
    Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, 600 Highland Avenue K4 709, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Exp Brain Res 194:587-96. 2009
    ..Elucidating the relationships between the cranial and limb sensorimotor systems in the context of altered dopamine synaptic transmission may assist in developing therapies for conditions such as Parkinson's disease...
  14. pmc Transtheoretical model of health behavior change applied to voice therapy
    Eva Van Leer
    Department of Surgery Otolaryngology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    J Voice 22:688-98. 2008
    ..Principles of health behavior change can aid speech pathologists in such understanding and estimating readiness for voice therapy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Bridging gaps in multidisciplinary head and neck cancer care: nursing coordination and case management
    Peggy A Wiederholt
    University of Wisconsin Paul P Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69:S88-91. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Parotidectomy: ten-year review of 237 cases at a single institution
    David C Upton
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136:788-92. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Comparing a mechanical device with medicinal leeches for treating venous congestion
    Gregory K Hartig
    University of Wisconsin Madison Medical School, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, K4 720 Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 129:556-64. 2003
    ..To compare mechanical device therapy to medicinal leech therapy for treating venous congestion...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of performance characteristics of the medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) for the treatment of venous congestion
    Michael L Conforti
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Research, VA Hospital, Madison, WI, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 109:228-35. 2002
    ..This study provides a realistic and quantitative estimate of the spatial and volumetric characteristics of leech feeding and passive bleeding using a clinically relevant model of acute, severe congestion...
  19. ncbi request reprint Endolymphatic sac decompression as a treatment for Meniere's disease
    William F Durland
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, U S A
    Laryngoscope 115:1454-7. 2005
    ..To further assess effectiveness of endolymphatic sac decompression, we performed a prospective study to examine both symptom-specific and general health outcomes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Augmented blood removal after medicinal leech feeding in congested tissue flaps
    Nadine P Connor
    William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:505-12. 2002
    ..These results are an encouraging first step toward development of a mechanical device that completely replaces the use of medicinal leeches in modern medicine...
  21. pmc Effect of aging on tongue protrusion forces in rats
    Hiromi Nagai
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
    Dysphagia 23:116-21. 2008
    ..The reduction of tetanus force may parallel findings in human subjects relative to isometric tongue force generation and may be associated with age-related disorders of swallowing...
  22. ncbi request reprint Alterations in contractile properties of tongue muscles in old rats
    Fumikazu Ota
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 114:799-803. 2005
    ..Our purpose was to determine whether alterations in tongue force, temporal features of tongue muscle contraction, and fatigability are manifested as a function of aging in old rats...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous tissue flap viability following partial venous obstruction
    John A Russell
    William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 117:2259-66; discussion 2267-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a partial congestion model for the study of skin flap physiology in response to varying levels of occluded venous outflow...
  24. pmc The effects of aging on hypoglossal motoneurons in rats
    Emilie C Schwarz
    Department of Comparative Biosciences, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Dysphagia 24:40-8. 2009
    ..Loss of primary dendrites could reduce the number of synaptic inputs and thereby impair function...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparison of resorbable poly-L-lactic acid-polyglycolic acid and internal Palmaz stents for the surgical correction of severe tracheomalacia
    Gregory K Sewall
    Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 112:515-21. 2003
    ..In conclusion, superior efficacy of external, resorbable PLPG stents was found relative to internal Palmaz stents for the surgical repair of severe TM...
  26. ncbi request reprint Association of extraesophageal reflux disease and sinonasal symptoms: prevalence and impact on quality of life
    Thomas R Pasic
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53792 7375, USA
    Laryngoscope 117:2218-28. 2007
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Age-related alterations in myosin heavy chain isoforms in rat intrinsic laryngeal muscles
    Tatsutoshi Suzuki
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 111:962-7. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that aging may affect laryngeal adductory function by altering muscle fiber type composition to a slower-contracting isoform, in a manner similar to that observed with denervation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Development of a mechanical device to replace medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) for treatment of venous congestion
    Michael L Conforti
    William S Middleton VA Hospital, Department of Research, 2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:497-504. 2002
    ..Thus, a mechanical device can potentially replace the use of leeches for treating venous congestion...
  29. ncbi request reprint Testing a device to replace the leech for treating venous congestion
    Gregory K Hartig
    Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin Madison Medical School, K4 723 Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Arch Facial Plast Surg 5:70-7. 2003
    ..To test the effectiveness of a device designed to promote decongestion and tissue survival of a fasciocutaneous flap during 15 hours of complete venous obstruction...
  30. ncbi request reprint Biochemistry of anterior, medial, and posterior genioglossus muscle in the rat
    Lana M Volz
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 7375, USA
    Dysphagia 22:210-4. 2007
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Remodeling of neuromuscular junctions in aged rat genioglossus muscle
    Sarah H Hodges
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 113:175-9. 2004
    ..These results suggest that NMJ remodeling is found in aged GG muscles and may underlie the progressive neuromuscular changes observed in the elderly...
  32. ncbi request reprint Laryngeal-respiratory kinematics are impaired in aged rats
    Tatsutoshi Suzuki
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 111:684-9. 2002
    ..Because of the serious and pervasive nature of dysphagia and communicative impairments in the elderly, research that specifically examines the manifestations and causes of these impairments is of great importance...
  33. pmc Effect of aging on blood flow in rat larynx
    John A Russell
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792 7375, USA
    Laryngoscope 118:559-63. 2008
    ..We tested the hypothesis that there would be increased capillary red blood cell (RBC) velocity and a reduction of capillary density in the thyroarytenoid (TA) muscle of senescent rats...
  34. ncbi request reprint Discoordination of laryngeal and respiratory movements in aged rats
    Hiromi Nagai
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792 7375, USA
    Am J Otolaryngol 26:377-82. 2005
    ..Discoordination of laryngeal and respiratory motor actions associated with aging may be caused by a generalized decline in sensorimotor cranial functions and may contribute to age-related swallowing and communication impairment...
  35. doi request reprint Surgical treatment of dysphagia
    Liat Shama
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53792 7373, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 19:817-35, ix. 2008
    ..This article includes a general overview of the causes of dysphagia that can be addressed successfully with surgery as well as a discussion of why surgery may be less appropriate for other conditions associated with dysphagia...
  36. pmc Iontophoretic delivery of nitric oxide donor improves local skin flap viability
    John A Russell
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 47:61-6. 2010
    ..The results of this study suggest that NO may serve as a postoperative treatment of skin flaps to encourage skin flap survival and prevent distal necrosis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effect of topical mitomycin on skin wound contraction
    Gregory K Sewall
    Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, USA
    Arch Facial Plast Surg 5:59-62. 2003
    ..To evaluate the effect of different dosing regimens of mitomycin on skin wound contraction...
  38. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular junction changes in aged rat thyroarytenoid muscle
    Nadine P Connor
    Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53792 7375, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 111:579-86. 2002
    ..The results of this study increase our understanding of the age-related morphological changes in the larynx, and may serve as a baseline to test the effectiveness of future interventions...
  39. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic potential of growth factors for aging voice
    Shigeru Hirano
    From the Department of Bronchoesophagology, Kyoto National Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Laryngoscope 114:2161-7. 2004
    ..The present study examined the effects of growth factors on aged fibroblasts in terms of the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen type I...

Research Grants17

  1. Exercise as a Treatment for Tongue Weakness in Aged Rats
    Nadine Connor; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Further, this work will be highly significant in discovering a neuromuscular basis for the putative benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of age-related swallowing impairment. ..
  2. Aging, Exercise and Mechanisms of Altered Tongue Function
    NADINE PATTAKOS CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Further, this work is highly significant in providing a basis for understanding mechanisms underlying the putative benefits of exercise as a therapeutic intervention for age-related changes in cranial muscles. ..
  3. Exercise as a Treatment for Tongue Weakness
    NADINE PATTAKOS CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will determine if changes in these variables are related to changes in swallowing behaviors in aged rats. ..
  4. Aging, Exercise and Mechanisms of Altered Tongue Function
    Nadine Connor; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Further, this work is highly significant in providing a basis for understanding mechanisms underlying the putative benefits of exercise as a therapeutic intervention for age-related changes in cranial muscles. ..
  5. Aging, Exercise and Mechanisms of Altered Tongue Function
    Nadine Connor; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Further, this work is highly significant in providing a basis for understanding mechanisms underlying the putative benefits of exercise as a therapeutic intervention for age-related changes in cranial muscles. ..
  6. Exercise as a Treatment for Tongue Weakness in Aged Rats
    Nadine Connor; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Further, this work will be highly significant in discovering a neuromuscular basis for the putative benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of age-related swallowing impairment. ..
  7. Exercise as a Treatment for Tongue Weakness in Aged Rats
    Nadine Connor; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Further, this work will be highly significant in discovering a neuromuscular basis for the putative benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of age-related swallowing impairment. ..