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Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders

TARGET GROUP:  Clinicians working with dysphagia

This revision of Dr. Jeri Logemann’s landmark work incorporates the vast quantity of new research in swallowing. This edition is a must-have for clinicians working with dysphagia. Discover an in-depth, cohesive approach to the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. You’ll review:

  • Normal swallowing physiology;
  • Techniques for screening and evaluation of oropharyngeal swallowing; and
  • Procedures for treatment of dysphagia.

The book covers a wide range of populations including those with:

  • Neurologic disease;
  • Sudden-onset neurologic damage; and
  • Head and neck cancer.

Focusing on clinical problem solving, this book provides you with the necessary tools to manage adult patients with dysphagia and the knowledge to determine the best methods for assessment and treatment. It’s an ideal resource on the topic of dysphagia, showing clear definitions of procedures for students and clinicians alike. This text is organized in a useful format, covering the understanding of normal anatomy and physiology through assessment, treatment, and application to special populations. Use it to develop an efficient, effective approach to patient care in the area of dysphagia.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Anatomy and Physiology of Normal Deglutition
  3. Instrumental Techniques for the Study of Swallowing
  4. Disorders of Deglutition
  5. Evaluation of Swallowing Disorders
  6. Management of Patient with Oropharyngeal Swallowing Disorders
  7. Swallowing Disorders After Treatment for Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer
  8. Swallowing Disorders After Treatment for Laryngeal Cancer
  9. Swallowing Disorders Associated with Sudden-Onset Neurologic Damage
  10. Swallowing Disorders Associated with Degenerative Disease
  11. Medical Treatment for Swallowing Disorders
  12. Clinical Decision Making
  13. Multidisciplinary Management of Dysphagia
  14. The Future: Measuring Effects of Dysphagia Management and Research Needs
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