It is divided into seven main parts:Part I. IntroductionPart II. Anatomy and Physiology of SwallowingPart III. Evaluation: A. Clinical EvaluationPart III. Evaluation: B. Functional TestsPart IV. Pathophysiology of Swallowing DisordersPart V. Nonsurgical Treatment of Swallowing DisordersPart VI. Surgical Treatment of Swallowing DisordersPart VII. Swallowing Disorders: Prevalence and Management in Special Populations
Each section has been carefully edited with up-to-date references and provides the reader with a host of new material related to diagnosis, testing, and management of swallowing disorders. The authors represent the current core of those involved in multidisciplinary swallowing centers, and each focuses on his or her area of specialization. They bring their own perspective on the issues and challenges they face in managing swallowing disorders, knowing that other specialists are equally involved. This single volume is intended for practicing clinicians, students, and research scientists and represents up-to-date information in each area of specialization.
Special Features:Details extensive discussions of normal swallow in pediatric and adult populationsProvides concise outlines of specific clinical examinations by seven clinical specialists: Otolaryngology, Speech Pathology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, and NutritionDescribes a variety of treatments offered by many different specialties, including prosthodontists, speech-language pathologists, infectious disease specialists, and pediatriciansBrings issues of diet and nutrition up to date within the international dysphagia diet guidelinesFeatures a multidisciplinary team approach blended throughout the text that reflects the needs of the patients with swallowing disorders