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1. Glass TJ, Connor NP. Digastric Muscle Phenotypes of the Ts65Dn Mouse Model of Down Syndrome. PLoS ONE 2016; 11(6):e0158008.
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2. Krekeler BN, Connor NP. Age-related changes in mastication are not improved by tongue exercise in a rat model. Laryngoscope 2016 Jun 3.
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3. Kletzien H, Russell JA, Connor NP. The effects of treadmill running on aging laryngeal muscle structure. Laryngoscope 2016 Mar; 126(3):672-7.
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4. Becker BJ, Russell JA, Connor NP. Effects of aging on evoked retrusive tongue actions. Arch. Oral Biol. 2015 Jun; 60(6):966-71.
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5. Russell JA, Connor NP. Effects of age and radiation treatment on function of extrinsic tongue muscles. Radiat Oncol 2014 Dec 04; 9():254.
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6. Johnson AM, Ciucci MR, Connor NP. Vocal training mitigates age-related changes within the vocal mechanism in old rats. J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 2013 Dec; 68(12):1458-68.
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7. Kletzien H, Russell JA, Leverson GE, Connor NP. Differential effects of targeted tongue exercise and treadmill running on aging tongue muscle structure and contractile properties. J. Appl. Physiol. 2013 Feb 15; 114(4):472-81.
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8. Connor NP, Russell JA, Jackson MA, Kletzien H, Wang H, Schaser AJ, Leverson GE, Zealear DL. Tongue muscle plasticity following hypoglossal nerve stimulation in aged rats. Muscle Nerve 2013 Feb; 47(2):230-40.
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9. Lee K, Kletzien H, Connor NP, Schultz E, Chamberlain CS, Bless DM. Effects of aging on thyroarytenoid muscle regeneration. Laryngoscope 2012 Dec; 122(12):2800-7.
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10. Russell JA, Ciucci MR, Hammer MJ, Connor NP. Videofluorographic assessment of deglutitive behaviors in a rat model of aging and Parkinson disease. Dysphagia 2013 Mar; 28(1):95-104.
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11. Behan M, Moeser AE, Thomas CF, Russell JA, Wang H, Leverson GE, Connor NP. The effect of tongue exercise on serotonergic input to the hypoglossal nucleus in young and old rats. J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res. 2012 Jun; 55(3):919-29.
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12. Vinney LA, Grade JD, Connor NP. Feasibility of using a handheld electronic device for the collection of patient reported outcomes data from children. J Commun Disord 2012 Jan-Feb; 45(1):12-9.
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13. Schaser AJ, Stang K, Connor NP, Behan M. The effect of age and tongue exercise on BDNF and TrkB in the hypoglossal nucleus of rats. Behav. Brain Res. 2012 Jan 1; 226(1):235-41.
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14. Ciucci MR, Russell JA, Schaser AJ, Doll EJ, Vinney LM, Connor NP. Tongue force and timing deficits in a rat model of Parkinson disease. Behav. Brain Res. 2011 Sep 23; 222(2):315-20.
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15. Johnson AM, Connor NP. Effects of electrical stimulation on neuromuscular junction morphology in the aging rat tongue. Muscle Nerve 2011 Feb; 43(2):203-11.
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16. Schaser AJ, Wang H, Volz LM, Connor NP. Biochemistry of the anterior, medial, and posterior genioglossus in the aged rat. Dysphagia 2011 Sep; 26(3):256-63.
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17. Johnson AM, Ciucci MR, Russell JA, Hammer MJ, Connor NP. Ultrasonic output from the excised rat larynx. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 2010 Aug; 128(2):EL75-9.
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18. Ciucci MR, Vinney L, Wahoske EJ, Connor NP. A translational approach to vocalization deficits and neural recovery after behavioral treatment in Parkinson disease. J Commun Disord 2010 Jul-Aug; 43(4):319-26.
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19. Russell JA, Ciucci MR, Connor NP, Schallert T. Targeted exercise therapy for voice and swallow in persons with Parkinson's disease. Brain Res. 2010 Jun 23; 1341():3-11.
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20. Russell JA, Connor NP, Hartig GK. Iontophoretic delivery of nitric oxide donor improves local skin flap viability. J Rehabil Res Dev 2010; 47(1):61-6.
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21. van Leer E, Connor NP. Patient perceptions of voice therapy adherence. J Voice 2010 Jul; 24(4):458-69.
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22. Ciucci MR, Connor NP. Dopaminergic influence on rat tongue function and limb movement initiation. Exp Brain Res 2009 Apr; 194(4):587-96.
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23. Shama L, Connor NP, Ciucci MR, McCulloch TM. Surgical treatment of dysphagia. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2008 Nov; 19(4):817-35, ix.
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24. Connor NP, Russell JA, Wang H, Jackson MA, Mann L, Kluender K. Effect of tongue exercise on protrusive force and muscle fiber area in aging rats. J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res. 2009 Jun; 52(3):732-44.
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25. Schwarz EC, Thompson JM, Connor NP, Behan M. The effects of aging on hypoglossal motoneurons in rats. Dysphagia 2009 Mar; 24(1):40-8.
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26. Connor NP, Ota F, Nagai H, Russell JA, Leverson G. Differences in age-related alterations in muscle contraction properties in rat tongue and hindlimb. J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res. 2008 Aug; 51(4):818-27.
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27. Russell JA, Nagai H, Connor NP. Effect of aging on blood flow in rat larynx. Laryngoscope 2008 Mar; 118(3):559-63.
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28. van Leer E, Hapner ER, Connor NP. Transtheoretical model of health behavior change applied to voice therapy. J Voice 2008 Nov; 22(6):688-98.
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29. Pasic TR, Palazzi-Churas KL, Connor NP, Cohen SB, Leverson GE. Association of extraesophageal reflux disease and sinonasal symptoms: prevalence and impact on quality of life. Laryngoscope 2007 Dec; 117(12):2218-28.
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30. Nagai H, Russell JA, Jackson MA, Connor NP. Effect of aging on tongue protrusion forces in rats. Dysphagia 2008 Jun; 23(2):116-21.
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31. Connor NP, Cohen SB, Theis SM, Thibeault SL, Heatley DG, Bless DM. Attitudes of children with dysphonia. J Voice 2008 Mar; 22(2):197-209.
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32. Volz LM, Mann LB, Russell JA, Jackson MA, Leverson GE, Connor NP. Biochemistry of anterior, medial, and posterior genioglossus muscle in the rat. Dysphagia 2007 Jul; 22(3):210-4.
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33. Wiederholt PA, Connor NP, Hartig GK, Harari PM. Bridging gaps in multidisciplinary head and neck cancer care: nursing coordination and case management. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2007; 69(2 Suppl):S88-91.
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34. Russell JA, Conforti ML, Connor NP, Hartig GK. Cutaneous tissue flap viability following partial venous obstruction. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2006 Jun; 117(7):2259-66; discussion 2267-8.
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35. Connor NP, Cohen SB, Kammer RE, Sullivan PA, Brewer KA, Hong TS, Chappell RJ, Harari PM. Impact of conventional radiotherapy on health-related quality of life and critical functions of the head and neck. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2006 Jul 15; 65(4):1051-62.
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36. Connor NP, Palazzi-Churas KL, Cohen SB, Leverson GE, Bless DM. Symptoms of extraesophageal reflux in a community-dwelling sample. J Voice 2007 Mar; 21(2):189-202.
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37. Nagai H, Ota F, Konopacki R, Connor NP. Discoordination of laryngeal and respiratory movements in aged rats. Am J Otolaryngol 2005 Nov-Dec; 26(6):377-82.
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38. Ota F, Connor NP, Konopacki R. Alterations in contractile properties of tongue muscles in old rats. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2005 Oct; 114(10):799-803.
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39. Soneral SN, Connor NP. Jimson weed intoxication in five adolescents. WMJ 2005 Sep; 104(7):70-2.
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40. Durland WF, Pyle GM, Connor NP. Endolymphatic sac decompression as a treatment for Meniere's disease. Laryngoscope 2005 Aug; 115(8):1454-7.
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41. Domet MA, Connor NP, Heisey DM, Hartig GK. Anastomoses between the cervical branch of the facial nerve and the transverse cervical cutaneous nerve. Am J Otolaryngol 2005 May-Jun; 26(3):168-71.
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42. Nagai H, Ota F, Connor NP. Effect of deficits in laryngeal sensation on laryngeal muscle biochemistry. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2005 May; 114(5):352-60.
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43. Hirano S, Bless DM, del Río AM, Connor NP, Ford CN. Therapeutic potential of growth factors for aging voice. Laryngoscope 2004 Dec; 114(12):2161-7.
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44. Hodges SH, Anderson AL, Connor NP. Remodeling of neuromuscular junctions in aged rat genioglossus muscle. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2004 Mar; 113(3 Pt 1):175-9.
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45. Hartig GK, Connor NP, Heisey DM, Conforti ML. Comparing a mechanical device with medicinal leeches for treating venous congestion. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003 Nov; 129(5):556-64.
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46. Inagi K, Connor NP, Suzuki T, Bless DM, Kamijo T. Visual observations of glottal configuration and vocal outcomes in arytenoid adduction. Am J Otolaryngol 2003 Sep-Oct; 24(5):290-6.
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47. Sewall GK, Warner T, Connor NP, Hartig GK. Comparison of resorbable poly-L-lactic acid-polyglycolic acid and internal Palmaz stents for the surgical correction of severe tracheomalacia. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2003 Jun; 112(6):515-21.
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48. Sewall GK, Robertson KM, Connor NP, Heisey DM, Hartig GK. Effect of topical mitomycin on skin wound contraction. Arch Facial Plast Surg 2003 Jan-Feb; 5(1):59-62.
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49. Hartig GK, Connor NP, Warner TF, Heisey DM, Sarmadi M, Conforti ML. Testing a device to replace the leech for treating venous congestion. Arch Facial Plast Surg 2003 Jan-Feb; 5(1):70-7.
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50. Suzuki T, Connor NP, Lee K, Bless DM, Ford CN, Inagi K. Age-related alterations in myosin heavy chain isoforms in rat intrinsic laryngeal muscles. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2002 Nov; 111(11):962-7.
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51. Inagi K, Connor NP, Suzuki T, Ford CN, Bless DM, Nakajima M. Glottal configuration, acoustic, and aerodynamic changes induced by variation in suture direction in arytenoid adduction procedures. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2002 Oct; 111(10):861-70.
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52. Suzuki T, Connor NP, Lee K, Leverson G, Ford CN. Laryngeal-respiratory kinematics are impaired in aged rats. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2002 Aug; 111(8):684-9.
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53. Connor NP, Suzuki T, Lee K, Sewall GK, Heisey DM. Neuromuscular junction changes in aged rat thyroarytenoid muscle. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2002 Jul; 111(7 Pt 1):579-86.
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54. Connor NP, Conforti ML, Heisey DM, Vanderby R, Kunz D, Hartig GK. Augmented blood removal after medicinal leech feeding in congested tissue flaps. J Rehabil Res Dev 2002 Jul-Aug; 39(4):505-12.
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55. Conforti ML, Connor NP, Heisey DM, Vanderby R, Kunz D, Hartig GK. Development of a mechanical device to replace medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) for treatment of venous congestion. J Rehabil Res Dev 2002 Jul-Aug; 39(4):497-504.
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56. Conforti ML, Connor NP, Heisey DM, Hartig GK. Evaluation of performance characteristics of the medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) for the treatment of venous congestion. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2002 Jan; 109(1):228-35.
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57. Nalwa SS, Hartig GK, Warner T, Connor NP, Thielman MJ. Evaluation of poly-L-lactic acid and polyglycolic acid resorbable stents for repair of tracheomalacia in a porcine model. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2001 Nov; 110(11):993-9.
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58. Inagi K, Connor NP, Schultz E, Ford CN, Cook CH, Heisey DM. Muscle fiber-type changes induced by botulinum toxin injection in the rat larynx. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1999 Jun; 120(6):876-83.
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59. Connor NP, Abbs JH. Movement-related skin strain associated with goal-oriented lip actions. Exp Brain Res 1998 Dec; 123(3):235-41.
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60. Connor NP, Abbs JH. Orofacial proprioception: analyses of cutaneous mechanoreceptor population properties using artificial neural networks. J Commun Disord 1998 Nov-Dec; 31(6):535-42; 553.
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61. Inagi K, Connor NP, Ford CN, Schultz E, Rodriquez AA, Bless DM, Pasic T, Heisey DM. Physiologic assessment of botulinum toxin effects in the rat larynx. Laryngoscope 1998 Jul; 108(7):1048-54.
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62. Inagi K, Connor NP, Schultz E, Ford CN, Cook CH, Bless DM, Heisey DM. Increased acute and chronic mitotic activity in rat laryngeal muscles after botulinum toxin injection. Laryngoscope 1998 Jul; 108(7):1055-61.
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63. Connor NP, Abbs JH. Task-dependent variations in parkinsonian motor impairments. Brain 1991 Feb; 114 ( Pt 1A)():321-32.
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64. Connor NP, Abbs JH. Sensorimotor contributions of the basal ganglia: recent advances. Phys Ther 1990 Dec; 70(12):864-72.
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65. Connor NP, Abbs JH, Cole KJ, Gracco VL. Parkinsonian deficits in serial multiarticulate movements for speech. Brain 1989 Aug; 112 ( Pt 4)():997-1009.
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66. Sedory SE, Hamlet SL, Connor NP. Comparisons of perceptual and acoustic characteristics of tracheoesophageal and excellent esophageal speech. J Speech Hear Disord 1989 May; 54(2):209-14.
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67. Connor NP, Ludlow CL, Schulz GM. Stop consonant production in isolated and repeated syllables in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia 1989; 27(6):829-38.
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68. Ludlow CL, Connor NP, Bassich CJ. Speech timing in Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. Brain Lang 1987 Nov; 32(2):195-214.
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69. Ludlow CL, Connor NP. Dynamic aspects of phonatory control in spasmodic dysphonia. J Speech Hear Res 1987 Jun; 30(2):197-206.
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70. Connor NP, Hamlet SL, Joyce JC. Acoustic and physiologic correlates of the voicing distinction in esophageal speech. J Speech Hear Disord 1985 Nov; 50(4):378-84.
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