Comprehensive Management of Swallowing Disorders, Second Edition

Ricardo L. Carrau, Thomas Murry, Rebecca J. Howell
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Edited by: Ricardo L. Carrau, Thomas Murry, Rebecca J. Howell

Details: 576 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11" 1 lbs
ISBN13: 978-1-59756-730-5
Release Date: 01/09/2016


Comprehensive Management of Swallowing Disorders, Second Edition has been revised with new authors and expanded information on the clinical evaluations made by dysphagia specialists and with state-of-the-art medical, behavioral, and surgical treatment options. The editors have selected specialists in every swallowing-related discipline to bring this edition to a true "state-of-the-art" comprehensive text on dysphagia. The text meets the needs of students, scientists, and practitioners who are involved daily with the complex issues of dysphagia.

It is divided into seven main parts:

  • Part I. Introduction
  • Part II. Anatomy and Physiology of Swallowing
  • Part III. Evaluation: A. Clinical Evaluation
  • Part III. Evaluation: B. Functional Tests
  • Part IV. Pathophysiology of Swallowing Disorders
  • Part V. Nonsurgical Treatment of Swallowing Disorders
  • Part VI. Surgical Treatment of Swallowing Disorders
  • Part VII. Swallowing Disorders: Prevalence and Management in Special Populations

Each section has been carefully edited with up-to-date references and provides the reader with a host of new material related to diagnosis, testing, and management of swallowing disorders. The authors represent the current core of those involved in multidisciplinary swallowing centers, and each focuses on his or her area of specialization. They bring their own perspective on the issues and challenges they face in managing swallowing disorders, knowing that other specialists are equally involved. This single volume is intended for practicing clinicians, students, and research scientists and represents up-to-date information in each area of specialization.

Special Features:

  • Details extensive discussions of normal swallow in pediatric and adult populations
  • Provides concise outlines of specific clinical examinations by seven clinical specialists: Otolaryngology, Speech Pathology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, and Nutrition
  • Describes a variety of treatments offered by many different specialties, including prosthodontists, speech-language pathologists, infectious disease specialists, and pediatricians
  • Brings issues of diet and nutrition up to date within the international dysphagia diet guidelines
  • Features a multidisciplinary team approach blended throughout the text that reflects the needs of the patients with swallowing disorders
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