Manual of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques for Disorders of Deglutition

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Reza Shaker, Caryn Easterling, Peter C. Belafsky, Gregory N. Postma
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 14, 2012 - Medical - 412 pages
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Manual of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques for Disorders of Deglutition is the first in class comprehensive multidisciplinary text to encompass the entire field of deglutition. The book is designed to serve as a treasured reference of diagnostics and therapeutics for swallowing clinicians from such diverse backgrounds as gastroenterology, speech language pathology, otolaryngology, rehabilitation medicine, radiology and others.

Manual of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques for Disorders of Deglutition brings together up-to-date information on state-of-the–art diagnostic and therapeutic modalities form disciplines of gastroenterology, speech language pathology, otolaryngology and radiology through contributions of 28 innovators, and master clinicians for the benefit of patients and providers alike. It concisely organizes the wealth of knowledge that exists in each of the contributing disciplines into one comprehensive information platform.

Manual of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques for Disorders of Deglutition provides a one-stop destination for members of all specialties to obtain state-of-the-knowledge information on advanced diagnostic modalities and management. It is an essential reference for all deglutologists.
 

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Contents

Part II Commonly Used Tests for Evaluation of Deglutitive Disorders
31
Part III Management of Oral Pharyngeal Dysphagia in Adults
235
Part IV Management of Oral Pharyngeal Dysphagia in Pediatrics
317

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Dr. Shaker is one the founders of the Dysphagia Research Society and the Medical College of Wisconin's Dysphagia Institute. Dr. Shaker is internationally recognized for his studies of deglutition and deglutition disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease and cerebral cortical control of gastrointestinal sensory motor function. His research has led to some of the seminal discoveries in the area of airway protection and has opened new avenues of investigation and treatment for patients with swallowing disorders. He developed the rehabilitative exercises for treatment of upper esophageal sphincter dysphagia: The `Shaker Exercises` commonly used in clinical practice.

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