ARC Publications











Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

(ARC students, trainees and alumni underlined)

    1. Tabor Gray L, Vasilopoulos T, Plowman EK. Response to the Commentary on ‘Concordant Validity of a Digital Peak Cough Flow Meter to Assess Voluntary Cough Strength in Individuals with ALS’ [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 21]. Dysphagia. 2020;10.1007/s00455-020-10132-z. doi:10.1007/s00455-020-10132-z
    2. Perry BJ, Stipancic KL, Martino R, Plowman EK, Green JR. Biomechanical Biomarkers of Tongue Impairment During Swallowing in Persons Diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 28]. Dysphagia. 2020;10.1007/s00455-020-10116-z. doi:10.1007/s00455-020-10116-z
    3. Rogus-Pulia, N.M. and Plowman, E.K. (2020). Shifting Tides Toward a Proactive Patient-Centered Approach in Dysphagia Management of Neurodegenerative Disease. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. E Pub Ahead of Print.
    4. Waito, A. A.,Plowman, E.K., Peladeau-Pigeon M., Tabor-Gray L.Magennis KRobison RSteele CM. (2020). A Cross-Sectional, Quantitative Videofluoroscopic Analysis of Swallowing Physiology and Function in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2020 Apr 18:1-15. doi: 10.1044/2020.
    5. Tabor-Gray L, Vasilopoulos T, Plowman EK. Concordant Validity of a Digital Peak Cough Flow Meter to Assess Voluntary Cough Strength in Individuals with ALS [published online ahead of print, 2019 Sep 6]. Dysphagia. 2019;10.1007/s00455-019-10060-7. doi:10.1007/s00455-019-10060-7
    6. Omari TI, Ciucci M, Gozdzikowska K, Hernández E, Hutcheson K, Jones C, Maclean J, Nativ-Zeltzer N, Plowman E, Rogus-Pulia N, Rommel N, O’Rourke A. (2019). High-Resolution Pharyngeal Manometry and Impedance: Protocols and Metrics-Recommendations of a High-Resolution Pharyngeal Manometry International Working Group. 2019 Jun 5. doi:10.1007/s00455-019-10023-y. PMID:31168756
    7. Yunusova, Y., Plowman, E.K., Green, J.R., Barnett, C., Bede, P. (2019). Clinical measures of bulbar dysfunction in ALS. Front Neurol. Feb 19; 10:106. Doi: 3389/fneur.2019.00106.
    8. Waito, A. A., Tabor-Gray, L.C., Steele, C. M., Plowman, E. K. (2018). Reduced pharyngeal constriction is associated with impaired swallowing efficiency in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 30(12), e13450. doi: 10.1111/nmo.13450
    9. Pattee, G.L., Plowman, E.K., Focht Garand, K.L., Costello, J., Brooks, B.R., Berry, J.D., Smith, R.A., Atassi, N., Chapin, J.L.…Green, J.R. (2019). Provisional best practices guidelines for the evaluation of bulbar dysfunction in ALS. Muscle Nerve.Jan 8. doi: 10.1002/mus.26408.
    10. Tabor-Gray, L.C., Gallestagui, A., Vasilopoulis, T., Plowman, E.K. (2019). Characteristics of Impaired Voluntary Cough Function in individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. Jan 17:1-6. DOI: 1080/21678421.2018.1510011.
    11. Plowman E.K., Tabor-Gray, L.C., Rosado, K.M., Vasolopolis, T., Gaziano, J., Robison, R., Vu,T., Gooch, C. (2018). Impact of Expiratory Strength Training in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Results of a Randomized Sham Controlled Trial. Muscle and Nerve. 2019 Jan;59(1):40-46. doi: 10.1002/mus.26292. Epub 2018 Nov 29.
    12. Robison, R., Tabor-Gray, L.C., Wymer, J.P., Plowman, E.K. (2018). Combined respiratory training in an individual with C9orf72 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 2018 Aug 21;5(9):1134-1138. doi: 10.1002/acn3.623
    13. Vose, AK., Kesneck, S., Sunday, K., Plowman, E., Humbert, I. (2018). A Survey of Clinician Decision Making When Identifying Swallowing Impairments and Determining Treatment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 2018 Nov 8; 61(11): 2735-2756, doi: 10.1044/2018_JSLHR-S-17-0212.
    14. Arrese, L.C., Schieve, H.J., Grahan, J.M., Stephans, J.A., Carrua, R.L., Plowman, E.K. (2019). Relationship between oral intake, patient perceived swallowing impairment, and objective videofluoroscopic measures of swallowing in head and neck cancer patients. Head Neck. 41(4: 1016-1023. doi: 10.1002/hed.25542. [Epub ahead of print]
    15. Perry BJ, Martino R, Yunusova Y, Plowman EK, Green JR. (2018). Lingual and Jaw Kinematic Abnormalities Precede Speech and Swallowing Impairments in ALS. E Pub Ahead of Print. PMID: 29774424
    16. Serel, S., Azola, A., Sunday, K., Vose, A., Plowman, E., Tabor, T. Singer, M., Robison, R., Humbert, I. (2018) Effects of submental surface electrical stimulation on swallowing kinematics in healthy adults: An error-based learning paradigm. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 2018 Nov 21;27(4):1375-1384. doi: 10.1044/2018_AJSLP-17-0224.
    17. Plowman, E.K and Humbert I.A. (2018) Elucidating inconsistencies in dysphagia management: Redefining Normal. Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2018 May 3:1-8. doi: 10.1080/17549507.2018.1461931. PMID:29724130s
    18. Tabor, LC., Plowman EK., Romero-Clark, C., & Youssof, S. (2017). Oropharyngeal dysphagia in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 
    19. Pattee GL, Plowman EK, Brooks BR, Berry JD, Atassi N, Chapin JL, Garand K, Yunusova Y, Mcilduff CE, Young E, Costello JM, Macklin EA, Locatelli ER, Silani V, Heitzman D, Wymer J, Goutman SA, Gelinas DF, Smith R, Perry B, Nalipinski P, Stipancic K, O’Brien M, Sullivan SL, Green J. (2018). Best practices protocol for the evaluation of bulbar dysfunction: summary recommendations from the NEALS bulbar subcommittee symposium. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2018 May;19(3-4):311-312. doi: 10.1080/21678421.2017.1404109. PMID:29205054
    20. Hutcheson KA, Barrow MP, Warneke CL, Wang Y, Eapen G, Lai SY, Barringer DA, Plowman EK, Lewin JS. (2017). Cough strength and expiratory force in aspirating and nonaspirating postradiation heand and neck cancer survivors. Laryngoscope. doi: 10.1002/lary.26986. PMID:29114887
    21. Hutcheson KA, Barrow MP, Plowman EK, Lai SY, Fuller CD, Barringer DA, Eapen G, Wang Y, Hubbard R, Jimenez SK, Little LG, Lewin JS. (2017).  Expiratory muscle strength training for radiation-associated aspiration after head and neck cancer: A case series.  Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug 22. doi: 10.1002/lary.26845.
    22. Plowman, E. K., Tabor, L. C., Wymer, J., & Pattee, G. (2017). The evaluation of bulbar dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: survey of clinical practice patterns in the United States. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener, 18(5-6), 351-357. doi:10.1080/21678421.2017.1313868
    23. Youssof, S., Romero-Clark, C., Warner, T., & Plowman, E. (2017). Dysphagia-related quality of life in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy: Psychometric properties of the SWAL-QOL instrument. Muscle Nerve, 56(1), 28-35. doi:10.1002/mus.25441
    24. Tabor, L. C., Rosado, K. M., Robison, R., Hegland, K., Humbert, I. A., & Plowman, E. K. (2016). Respiratory training in an individual with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Ann Clin Transl Neurol, 3(10), 819-823. doi:10.1002/acn3.342
    25. Watts, S. A., Tabor, L., Plowman, E. K. (2016). To Cough or Not to Cough? Examining the Potential Utility of Cough Testing in the Clinical Evaluation of Swallowing. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep, 4(4), 262-276. doi:10.1007/s40141-016-0134-5
    26. Arrese, L. C., Carrau, R., Plowman, E. K. (2017). Relationship Between the Eating Assessment Tool-10 and Objective Clinical Ratings of Swallowing Function in Individuals with Head and Neck Cancer. Dysphagia, 32(1), 83-89. doi:10.1007/s00455-016-9741-7
    27. Tabor, L., Watts, S.A., Robison, R., Gaziano, J., Plowman, E.K. (2016). Defining Swallowing-Related Quality of Life Profiles in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Dysphagia, 31(3): 376-382. doi: 1007/s00455-015-9686-2. PubMed PMID:26837611.
    28. Plowman, E.K., Watts, S.A., Robison, R., Tabor, L., Dion, C., Gaziano, J., Vu, T., Gooch, C., (2016). Voluntary Cough Airflow Differentiates Safe vs. Unsafe Swallowing in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.  31(3):383-390. doi: 10.1007/s00455-015-9687-1. PubMed PMID:26803772.
    29. Plowman, E.K., Tabor, L., Robison, R., Gaziano, J., Dion, C., & Watts, S.A. (2016). Discriminant Ability of the Eating Assessment Tool for Identifying Aspiration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.  Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 28(1):85-90.  doi: 1111/nmo.12700. PubMed PMID:26510823 PubMed Central PMC4688134.
    30. Plowman, E.K., Watts, S.A., Tabor, L., Robison, R., Gaziano, J., Domer, A.S., Richter, J., Vu, T., Gooch, C. (2016). Impact of Expiratory Strength Training in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Muscle and Nerve, 54(1): 48-53. doi: 1002/mus.24990. PubMed PMID:26599236.
    31. Plowman, E.K. (2015). Is there a Role for Exercise in in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?  Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 58(4):1151-66. doi: 1044/2015_JSLHR-S-14-0270. PubMed PMID:26091205.
    32. Sardesai, M.G., Patel, S.A., Halum, S., Plowman, E.K., Merati, A.L.  (2016). Response to Late Tracheotomy is Associated with Higher Morbidity and Mortality.  Laryngoscope, 126(5):E208. doi: 10.1002/lary.25703. PMID: 26451962.
    33. Patel, S.A., Plowman, E.K., Halum, S., Merati, A.L., Sardesai, M.G. (2015). Late Tracheotomy is Associated with Higher Morbidity and Mortality In Critically Ill Patients Undergoing Mechanical Ventilation.  Laryngoscope, 125(9).  PMID: 26152892.
    34. Plowman, E.K., Bijangi-Vishehsaraei, K, Halum, S., Cates, D., Hanenberg, H, Domer, A.S, Nolta, JA, Belafsky, P.C. (2014). Autologous myoblasts attenuate atrophy and improve tongue force in a denervated tongue model: a pilot study.  124(2), E20-E26. PMID: 23929623.
    35. Plowman E.K., Maling, N., Thomas, N.J., Fowler, S.C., Kleim, J.A. (2014). Targeted motor rehabilitation dissociates corticobulbar versus corticospinal dysfunction in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease. Neural Rehabilitation and Neural Repair. 28(1), 85-95. PMID: 23921422.
    36. Hoy, M., Domer, A., Plowman, E.K., Loch, R., Belafsky, P.C. (2013). Causes and diagnosis of dysphagia in a tertiary swallow center. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 122(5), 335-338.
    37. Belafsky, P.C, Plowman, E.K, Mehdizadeh, O, Cates, D, Domer A., Yen K. (2013). The upper esophageal sphincter (UES) is not round: a pilot study evaluating a more physiologic approach to UES d Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology,122(4), 217-221.
    38. Plowman E.K., Maling, N., Rivera, B., Larson, K., Thomas, N.J., Fowler, S.C., Manfredsson, F.P., Shrivastav, R., Kleim, J.A. (2013). Differential sensitivity of cranial and limb motor function to nigrostriatal dopamine depletion. Behavioral Brain Research, 237,157-163.
    39. Cates, D., Plowman,E.K., Mehdizadeh, O., Yen, K., Domer, A., Gilden, , and Belafsky, P.C. (2013).Geometric morphometric shape analysis in an ovine model confirms that the upper esophageal sphincter is not round.  Laryngoscope, 123(3), 721-726.
    40. Plowman, E.K., Mehdizadeh O., Leder B., Martino R., Belafsky PC. (2013). A bibliometric review of published abstracts presented at the Dysphagia Research Society: 2001-2011. Dysphagia, 28(2), 123-130.
    41. Halum, S., Ting, J., Plowman, E.K., Belafsky, P.C., Postma, G., Pitman, M.J., Moscatello, A., Khosla, S., Maronian, N.C., Sinacori, J.T., Ekbom, D.C. & Merati, A. (2012).  A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Tracheotomy Complications. Laryngoscope,122(1), 38-45.
    42. Plowman, E.K, Domer, A., Belafsky P.C.  (2011). Central, peripheral and comorbid affects of normal and disordered aging on d Otorinolaringologia, 61, 45-52.
    43. Plowman, E.K., Thomas, N.J., Kleim, J.A.  (2011). Unilateral intrastriatal dopamine depletion induces motor impairments and disrupts motor maps. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, 1(1), 93-100.
    44. Plowman, E.K. and Kleim, J. A. (2011).  Behavioral and neurophysiological correlates of striatal dopamine depletion: a rodent model of Parkinson’s d Journal of Communication Disorders, 44(5), 549-56.
    45. Plowman, E., Hentz, B. and Ellis, C.  (2011).  Post-stroke aphasia prognosis: a review of patient-related and stroke-related factors. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18(3), 689-94.
    46. Plowman, E.K. & Okun, M.S.  (2011).  Antiphospholipid syndrome and other lupus-related movement disorders. Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 100, 237-245.
    47. Plowman, E.K. and Kleim, J.A. (2010).  Motor cortex reorganization across the lifespan. Journal of Communication Disorders, 43(4), 286-294.
    48. Plowman-Prine E.K,Sapienza, C.M, Okun, M.S., Pollock, S.L, Jacobson, C., Wu, S., Rosenbek, J.C. (2009).  The relationship between quality of life and swallowing in Parkinson’s d  Movement Disorders, 24(9), 1352-1358.
    49. Plowman-Prine, E.K., Okun, M.S., Sapienza, C.M., Shrivastav, R., Fernandez, H.H., Foote, K.D., Elllis, C., Rodriguez, A.D., Burkhead, L.M., & Rosenbek, J.C.  (2009).  Perceptual characteristics of Parkinsonism speech: A comparison of the pharmacological effects of levodopa across speech and non-speech motor systems.  Neurorehabilitation, 24, 1-13.
    50. Jones, H. N., Shrivastav, R, Wu, S. S., Plowman-Prine, E. K., & Rosenbek, J. C.  (2009).  Intensity and fundamental frequency variability before and after two behavioral treatments for aprosodia. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 17, 45-53. 
    51. Plowman-Prine, E.K., Triggs, W.J., Malcolm, M., & Rosenbek, J.C.  (2008).  Reliability of transcranial magnetic stimulation for mapping swallowing musculature. Clinical Neurophysiology, 119(10), 2298-30.
    52. Rosenbek, J.C. & Plowman, E.K. (2002).  Update of the neuropathologies of speech and language:  Aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia of s  Journal of Japanese Aphasiology, 22, 9-16.


Related Press:

  • World Motor Neuron Disease Association article highlights ARC research that was presented at the 2019 World MNDA Symposium in Perth, Western Australia and includes a summary of our research and an interview with Dr. Plowman. Read and Watch Interview Here 
  • ALS Association blog article that showcases an ARC funded ALSA study and includes an interview with Dr. Plowman. Read Here
  • Speech Pathology Evidence Bites interview with Dr. Plowman. Watch Interview
  • American Speech and Hearing Association Behind the Science Interview. Watch Interview
  • North Eastern ALS Consortium Educational Webinar by Dr. Plowman. Watch Webinar
  • ALS Association Webinar by Dr. Plowman.  Watch Webinar                                                                                                                      
  • Dysphagia Café Blog Article “Nutrition and feeding tube placement in ALS: Best practice in clinical decision making” Read Here


Published Patient Resource Guides

  1. Tabor L. and Plowman E.K (2018) ALS Association Guide Chapter on Swallowing and Nutrition. Download Here: ALSA Swallowing Resource Guide
  2. Hess, L.K. and Plowman, E.K.* (2014).  Exploring Assistive Communication Devices in PALS.  Educational Patient Packet.
  3. Hess, L.K. and Plowman, E.K.* (2014).  Safe Swallowing for PALS: What I Need to Know and Why it Matters.
  4. Hess, L.K. and Plowman, E.K.* (2014).  Assistive Communication Devices: How Do They Compare and Which One is the Right Fit?
  5. Benson-Goldberg, S. and Plowman, E.K.* (2014). Voice Banking and Message Banking for PALS: What You Need to Know.


Online Articles

  1. Plowman, E.K.  (2014). Nutrition and Feeding Tube Placement for People with ALS: Best Practice in Clinical Decision Making. Dysphagia Café, Published online October 23, 2014.
  2. Hess, L. & Plowman E.K.  (2014). Assistive Communication Devices for PALS, Part 1: Importance of Early AAC Evaluation and Implementation, Published online October 17, 2014.


Book Chapters

  1. Tabor L.C., Plowman E.K. (2017) Dysphagia in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Medical Radiology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. doi:
  2. Tabor L. Plowman E (2016) Dysphagia in Neurodegenerative Disease. In:  Dysphagia: Diagnosis and
  3. Treatment in Children and Adults. Thieme Medical Publishers, 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY.
  4. Tabor LC, Plowman EK, Martin K (2017) Adjusting to Swallowing Changes and Nutritional Management in
  5. ALS. Living with ALS Resource Guides, vol 8, 2017 edn. ALSA.
  6. Plowman-Prine, E.K., Jones, H.N & Rosenbek, J.C.  (2009). The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Dystonia. In Okun, M.S. (ed.) Interdisciplinary care of the dystonia patient.