Dysphagia Post Trauma

Plural Publishing
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Written with the practicing clinician in mind, this book emphasizes evaluation and treatment, with descriptions so clear and thorough that a clinician can review relevant chapters and then confidently approach the bedside of even the most complicated patient. Traumatic brain injury and all other traumatic injuries that influence swallowing are described. This is an essential book for clinicians with traumatically injured men, women, and children on their caseloads. 
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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Mar 1, 2009
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Pages
264
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ISBN
9781597567510
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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This content is DRM protected.
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 Currently, there are very few resources that provide guidance for practicing clinicians in the area of neuromuscular diseases. Dysphagia in Neuromuscular Diseasesapproaches the subject in a unique manner, allowing clinicians to develop insights into diseases, syndromes, and neurological conditions that extend even beyond those specifically addressed in the text. Compared to competitive texts, this book uniquely provides in-depth coverage specific to dysphagia research with a much broader spectrum of neuromuscular diseases, and employs a physiologically based taxonomy.

Recognizing there is no universally accepted methodology for classification of neuromuscular diseases, the authors have addressed this dilemma in three ways: (1) outlining the levels of the neuromuscular system, extending from the central nervous system to the muscle, with chapters devoted to diseases that are representative of pathologies at each level; (2) outlining normal respiratory physiology and airway defense mechanisms, with discussion of how these are altered by various neuromuscular disease processes and how this affects risk for secondary medical complications such as pneumonia; and (3) describing the neuromuscular conditions that are associated with the various diseases with discussion of approaches to evaluation, management and treatment that address the nature of the impairment.

With over 50 years of combined clinical practice and extensive experience in working with patients diagnosed with various neuromuscular diseases, the authors offer practitioners the best available evidence to support treatment decisions.

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