The safety and efficacy of expiratory muscle strength training for rehabilitation after supracricoid partial laryngectomy: A pilot investigation-By: Andrew Palmer, PhD, CCC-SLP,

Article Highlights:

  • First report of EMST intervention after supracricoid partial laryngectomy (SCPL).


  • The clinical pilot study was undertaken to determine the safety and efficacy of a 4-week treatment program.


  • Most participants found the device easy to use and beneficial


  • Demonstrated improvement in two measures: Increase in peak cough flow and decrease on the Dyspnea index


  • Overall: EMST appeared to improve cough strength and reduce symptoms of shortness of breath after SCPL.

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