Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders 4th Edition

Rubin, Sataloff, and Korovin
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John S. Rubin, Robert Thayer Sataloff, and Gwen S. Korovin


Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders, now in its fourth edition, continues to serve as a definitive reference for students and professionals in the fields of otolaryngology, speech-language pathology, voice and singing, and related sciences. Fifty-eight chapters - illustrated with color photos, dyed slides, and black and white figures - are divided into three parts: basic sciences, clinical assessment, and management. Each chapter has been updated with the most current and relevant information on the science of communication processes and voice disorders. With contributions from more than 60 internationally acknowledged experts, this text provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the basic science and characteristics of voice disorders; diagnostic procedures and techniques; assessment protocols; as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment models.

This fourth edition has been extensively updated and expanded with ten new chapters:

  • Vocal Fold Extracelluar Matrix and Wound Healing
  • COUGH and the Unified Airway
  • The Role of the Voice Coach in the Treatment of Vocal Disorders
  • Occupational Voice
  • Anesthesia in Laryngology
  • Reinnervation: New Frontiers
  • Emerging Approaches to Laryngeal Replacement and Reconstruction
  • Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Office-Based Phonosurgery
  • Telemedicine

From the Preface:
"This 4th edition of Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders provides a vibrant, up-to-date, accessible and clear reference for the various professionals entrusted with the care of patients with voice disorders, be they laryngologists or phoniatricians, speech-language pathologists or logopeds, physical therapists, osteopaths or other practitioners of complementary medicine, singing or acting voice specialists, acoustic or voice scientists, psychiatrists or psychologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, or neurologists, nurses or other allied medical specialists. It is written in language intended to be accessible to an interdisciplinary readership; and we hope that the information presented will prove not only useful, but also inspirational to all voice care professionals since each of us has the opportunity to add new knowledge to this exciting and rapidly advancing field."

John S. Rubin,
Robert T. Sataloff, and
Gwen S. Korovin


  • Liam M Flood, FRCS, FRCSI, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology(September 2015):
    "...Ten years after the third edition, this has been expanded to 58 chapters and it weighs a ton. I always judge the quality of updating by checking the chapter references’ year of publication. There is a great little chapter on Research in Laryngology which stands this test well. The final chapter on Telemedicine speaks for itself as topical! There are high quality illustrations throughout, as you would expect from laryngology practice. Jean Abitbol’s chapter on 3D CT of the larynx shows the most remarkable colour images; a chapter on Videography and Photography of the larynx makes me wonder at what we used to achieve with 35 mm slide film, but also how things move on. Clearly UK surgeons can take the odd snap, to judge by the work of Sandhu and Howard on Laryngotracheal Stenosis . Look at their figure 48-2 as the cleverest way to size a stenosed larynx (something no human eye can possibly do, unaided. Remember the square of the radius rule, for cross sectional area.) Frankly you might miss this book and think it is solely for the small minority who make phonosurgery their life work. For the experts this remains a standard text, but it is an invaluable update for final exit exams and for anyone working in general ORL clinical practice."

  • Elisabeth Ference, MD/MPH, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Doody’s Review(August 2014):
    "This edition has 58 chapters (compared to 48 in the third edition) subdivided into basic science, clinical assessment, and management. Some chapters are classics, such as the one on embryology and microanatomy. Other chapters have been extensively rewritten or newly added to include advances in the field. These chapters add greatly to the comprehensiveness of the book and provide inspiration. Particularly interesting are reports on cutting-edge treatments including reinveration and laryngeal replacement and reconstruction. The book has high quality color photographs and diagrams as well as a list of references at the end of every chapter to help direct further reading.

    This is an update of a seminal book in the field of voice disorders. This expanded edition includes recent advances in the field due to both genomics research and materials engineering. It also incorporates new trends in clinical management, such as office-based phonosurgery and transnasal esophagoscopy. The new information justifies replacing the previous edition."

  • Kate Baumwol, Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology(March 2015):
    "With relevance for singers to surgeons, the 4th edition of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders aims to be a definitive complete reference for all professionals on the "art vs. science" continuum of voice work... Ten chapters have been added since the previous edition, in acknowledgement of the substantial advancement in knowledge and treatment of voice disorders in the past 10 years... In addition, several chapters, mostly within the Management unit, have either been updated or had a complete shift in focus - for example, the chapter on "Laryngopharyngeal reflux"...

    For the speech pathologist or student with emerging skills in voice, the chapter by Thomas Murray and Clark A. Rosen
    "The role of the speech-language pathologist in the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders" provides a clear overview of the speech pathologist's role and includes protocols based on evidence from research and clinical practice. More experienced clinicians may find advanced chapters more interesting, such as R. J. Baken and R. F. Orlikoff's chapter "Towards a dynamic diagnosis of vocal function" and others detailing surgical management. The addition of the "Role of the voice coach" chapter is indeed interesting; it presents very specific voice training exercises for the actor and professional voice user which occasionally contradict the speech pathologist's motor learning approach, particularly with regard to the use of metaphors and imagery.

    The 4th edition of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders is a comprehensive reference that would be a good addition to a teaching or clinical library. For students and speech pathologists new to voice it would be a useful tool".


Details: 1019 pages, Colour Illustrations (4 Colour), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"
Illustrations: 548
ISBN13: 978-1-59756-553-0
Release Date: 31/05/2014
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