Principles of Deglutition

Principles of Deglutition

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Principles of Deglutition is the first in class comprehensive multidisciplinary textbook to encompass the entire field of normal and disordered deglutition. It is designed as the definitive text for all those who desire to further their knowledge of the dynamic and expanding field of deglutology. The text is created to serve as a treasured reference for clinicians, educators and trainees from such diverse backgrounds as gastroenterology, speech language pathology, otolaryngology, rehabilitation medicine, radiology and others. Principles of Deglutition brings together the state-of-knowledge from 12 disciplines involved in dysphagia through contributions of over one hundred thought leaders 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. Principles of Deglutition provides a one-stop destination for members of all specialties to obtain state-of-the-art and critically reviewed information regarding deglutition physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. It delivers a comprehensive and in depth review of deglutition related cerebral cortical, brainstem, peripheral nerves, and neuromuscular mechanisms, advanced diagnostic modalities and standard of care and cutting edge medical, rehabilitative and surgical treatments. It is an essential reference for all deglutologists.Every patient should be on a liquid diet for several days and fasting at least 12 h before endoscopy. ... This ensures that appropriate X-rays and clinical observation do not extend late into the evening, especially if surgical complications should occur ... Table 39.2 Long-term efficacy and complications of Rigiflex balloon dilation vs. ... Pneumatic dilation is now routinely done in outpatient centers, with the patient being observed for up to 6 h, to ensure that no complications have occurred.

Title:Principles of Deglutition
Author:Reza Shaker, Peter C. Belafsky, Gregory N. Postma, Caryn Easterling
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-09-27


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