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valsalva maneuver

The procedure of raising the pressure in the nasal passage or the naspharynx by forcible expiration with the mouth closed and the nostrils pinched to clear the eustachian tubes. This maneuver usually is executed during descent in response to a fullness or pressure in the ears.
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In 1981, Large and Patton modified weight lifting to eliminate Valsalva's maneuver.
Unfortunately, tennis cannot be modified to eliminate Valsalva's maneuver.
It is interesting to note that in 1885, Silvester advocated that sailors use Valsalva's maneuver to prevent drowning.
4-7) We describe a case of subcutaneous emphysema that developed in a patient who had performed repeated Valsalva's maneuvers following a tonsillectomy.
This second recurrence suggested that the patient had been able to produce these signs and symptoms on his own either by injecting air or by performing Valsalva's maneuver.
The patient was sent to the Ear, Nose, and Throat Service, where we confirmed that his subcutaneous emphysema could be brought on by Valsalva's maneuver.
These forces can be triggered by barometric pressure changes, compression trauma of the ear, Valsalva's maneuver, and pinched-nose sneezing.
They include simple options such as bed rest, head elevation, a stool softener, and avoidance of Valsalva's maneuver and straining.
Cantekin et al evaluated the effect of Valsalva's maneuver on preschool-aged children who had recurrent or chronic otitis media and functioning tympanostomy tubes.
Because of its aforementioned limitations, [14,15,17] Valsalva's maneuver is not often employed as a nonsurgical treatment of otitis media with effusion and related conditions.