Rebecca Leonard

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Structural displacements affecting pharyngeal constriction in nondysphagic elderly and nonelderly adults
    Rebecca Leonard
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical School, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Dysphagia 19:133-41. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint UES opening and cricopharyngeal bar in nondysphagic elderly and nonelderly adults
    Rebecca Leonard
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Dysphagia 19:182-91. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of voice therapy on vocal process granuloma: a phonoscopic approach
    Rebecca Leonard
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Sugery, University of California, Davis, Medical School Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Otolaryngol 26:101-7. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Voice therapy and vocal nodules in adults
    Rebecca Leonard
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Center for Voice, Speech and Swallowing, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 17:453-7. 2009
  5. pmc Fluoroscopic surrogate for pharyngeal strength: the pharyngeal constriction ratio (PCR)
    Rebecca Leonard
    Center for Voice and Swallowing, Department Otolaryngology HNS, University of California, 2521 Stockton Blvd, Ste 7200, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Dysphagia 26:13-7. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Preliminary evaluation of the pharyngeal constriction ratio (PCR) for fluoroscopic determination of pharyngeal constriction in dysphagic dogs
    Rachel E Pollard
    Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Radiol Ultrasound 48:221-6. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Pharyngeal wall differences between normal younger and older adults
    Shervin Aminpour
    Center for Voice and Swallowing, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ear Nose Throat J 90:E1. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Relationship between fluoroscopic and manometric measures of pharyngeal constriction: the pharyngeal constriction ratio
    Rebecca Leonard
    Center for Voice and Swallowing, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 115:897-901. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Validation of the pharyngeal squeeze maneuver
    Scott C Fuller
    Center for Voice and Swallowing, University of California at Davis Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 140:391-4. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of esophageal screen findings on videofluoroscopy with full esophagram results
    Jacqui E Allen
    Centre for Voice and Swallowing, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California, USA
    Head Neck 34:264-9. 2012

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Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Structural displacements affecting pharyngeal constriction in nondysphagic elderly and nonelderly adults
    Rebecca Leonard
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical School, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Dysphagia 19:133-41. 2004
    ..In addition, data suggested that the larynx was positioned lower and that the width of the pharynx maximally expanded was greater in elderly subjects. Implications of the data for swallowing function in the elderly are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint UES opening and cricopharyngeal bar in nondysphagic elderly and nonelderly adults
    Rebecca Leonard
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Dysphagia 19:182-91. 2004
    ..With the exception of UES opening, variables examined generally did not differentiate the two elderly groups...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of voice therapy on vocal process granuloma: a phonoscopic approach
    Rebecca Leonard
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Sugery, University of California, Davis, Medical School Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Otolaryngol 26:101-7. 2005
    ..Of the 16 patients, 10 agreed to undergo voice therapy and were subsequently enrolled in the treatment program...
  4. doi request reprint Voice therapy and vocal nodules in adults
    Rebecca Leonard
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Center for Voice, Speech and Swallowing, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 17:453-7. 2009
    ..This review considers recent and significant information pertinent to voice therapy for vocal nodules...
  5. pmc Fluoroscopic surrogate for pharyngeal strength: the pharyngeal constriction ratio (PCR)
    Rebecca Leonard
    Center for Voice and Swallowing, Department Otolaryngology HNS, University of California, 2521 Stockton Blvd, Ste 7200, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Dysphagia 26:13-7. 2011
    ..PCR did not differ significantly as a consequence of the manometric catheter. Results suggest the utility of an objective fluoroscopic measure in assessing pharyngeal strength when manometry may not be available or possible...
  6. ncbi request reprint Preliminary evaluation of the pharyngeal constriction ratio (PCR) for fluoroscopic determination of pharyngeal constriction in dysphagic dogs
    Rachel E Pollard
    Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Radiol Ultrasound 48:221-6. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Pharyngeal wall differences between normal younger and older adults
    Shervin Aminpour
    Center for Voice and Swallowing, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ear Nose Throat J 90:E1. 2011
    ..These findings contribute to our understanding of differences in pharyngeal strength, swallowing efficiency, and safety associated with aging...
  8. ncbi request reprint Relationship between fluoroscopic and manometric measures of pharyngeal constriction: the pharyngeal constriction ratio
    Rebecca Leonard
    Center for Voice and Swallowing, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 115:897-901. 2006
    ..A high PCR indicates poor pharyngeal constriction. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the correlation between the PCR and peak pressures on pharyngeal manometry...
  9. doi request reprint Validation of the pharyngeal squeeze maneuver
    Scott C Fuller
    Center for Voice and Swallowing, University of California at Davis Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 140:391-4. 2009
    ..The pharyngeal squeeze maneuver (PSM) is a surrogate measure of pharyngeal strength on endoscopy. The validity of this measure has not been reported. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the validity of the PSM...
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of esophageal screen findings on videofluoroscopy with full esophagram results
    Jacqui E Allen
    Centre for Voice and Swallowing, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California, USA
    Head Neck 34:264-9. 2012
    ..We incorporated a single esophageal screening swallow into our videofluoroscopic swallowing study protocol. The purpose of this study was to compare findings from "esophageal screening" with the results of full esophagram...
  11. doi request reprint Dysphagia following cervical spine surgery with anterior instrumentation: evidence from fluoroscopic swallow studies
    Rebecca Leonard
    Department of Otolaryngology HNS, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:2217-23. 2011
    ..Retrospective review...
  12. doi request reprint Effect of cricopharyngeus muscle surgery on the pharynx
    Jacqui Allen
    Centre for Voice and Swallowing, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California, USA
    Laryngoscope 120:1498-503. 2010
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the ability of surgery on the cricopharyngeus muscle to improve pharyngeal area and strength...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hyoid-bolus transit latencies in normal swallow
    Rebecca Leonard
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Medical School, Davis, California 95817, USA
    Dysphagia 21:183-90. 2006
    ..The data may be a useful resource for relating the specific latencies investigated to concepts of pharyngeal swallow delay, in particular, when assessing videofluoroscopic studies using a similar protocol...
  14. doi request reprint Pharyngeal adaptation in Zenker's diverticulum: the "faux pharyngoesophageal segment"
    Rebecca Leonard
    The Center for Voice and Swallowing of The University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139:424-8. 2008
    ..We have noticed a protrusion on the pharyngeal wall in patients with Zenker's diverticulum (ZD). The protrusion gives the appearance of a neo-pharyngoesophageal segment (faux-PES) and may represent an adaptation to protect the airway...
  15. ncbi request reprint Transcutaneous electrical stimulation versus traditional dysphagia therapy: a nonconcurrent cohort study
    Liza Blumenfeld
    Center for Voice and Swallowing, University of California at Davis, Sacramento, and the Scripps Center for Voice and Swallowing, La Jolla, California, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 135:754-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to critically evaluate the efficacy of electrical stimulation (ES) in treating persons with dysphagia and aspiration...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cricopharyngeal myotomy normalizes the opening size of the upper esophageal sphincter in cricopharyngeal dysfunction
    Helena T Yip
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California at Davis, Sacramento, California 95817 2207, USA
    Laryngoscope 116:93-6. 2006
    ..However, little objective data exists to show that there is improvement in the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) after CP myotomy. This study assesses the impact of CP myotomy on UES opening...
  17. ncbi request reprint Can a fluoroscopic estimation of pharyngeal constriction predict aspiration?
    Helena Yip
    Center for Voice and Swallowing, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California at Davis, 2521 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 135:215-7. 2006
    ..We hypothesize that the PCR may represent a surrogate measure of pharyngeal strength...
  18. ncbi request reprint Is there evidence to support the use of constraint-induced therapy to improve the quality or quantity of upper extremity function of a 2 1/2-year-old girl with congenital hemiparesis? If so, what are the optimal parameters of this intervention?
    Julie D Ries
    Physical Therapy Program, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, USA
    Phys Ther 86:746-52. 2006