From Bench to Bedside: Translational Research on Vocal Fold Hydration The importance of well-hydrated vocal folds in maintaining optimal voice function is widely acknowledged. In this article, we summarize findings from recent bench and bedside research and highlight how use of these experimental techniques has improved our understanding of the physiological mechanisms that regulate vocal fold hydration. ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2008
From Bench to Bedside: Translational Research on Vocal Fold Hydration
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mahalakshmi Sivasankar
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IA
  • Ciara Leydon
    Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn College of The City, University of New York, New York, NY
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Article   |   November 01, 2008
From Bench to Bedside: Translational Research on Vocal Fold Hydration
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2008, Vol. 18, 112-118. doi:10.1044/vvd18.3.112
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2008, Vol. 18, 112-118. doi:10.1044/vvd18.3.112
Abstract

The importance of well-hydrated vocal folds in maintaining optimal voice function is widely acknowledged. In this article, we summarize findings from recent bench and bedside research and highlight how use of these experimental techniques has improved our understanding of the physiological mechanisms that regulate vocal fold hydration.

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