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Dysphagia Bonnie Martin-Harris

Dysphagia

Bonnie Martin-Harris

Published January 31st 2014
ISBN : 9781597561952
Paperback
600 pages
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With a fresh, integrative approach that lays a strong conceptual foundation for dysphagia evaluation and treatment, Dysphagia is the culmination of what clinicians, graduate students, and professors have been seeking in a comprehensive swallowing andMoreWith a fresh, integrative approach that lays a strong conceptual foundation for dysphagia evaluation and treatment, Dysphagia is the culmination of what clinicians, graduate students, and professors have been seeking in a comprehensive swallowing and swallowing disorders instructional book. The authors translate very complex information to clinically practical information with direct application. The text covers the neural and functional anatomical underpinnings of swallowing and its disorders. The neural mechanisms are directly related to the targeted swallowing function (not just a muscle group as in the traditional approach). This novel approach teaches clinicians to carefully evaluate the potential etiology of the functional disorder a skill that is highly regarded by instructors, clinicians, and physicians. The entire spectrum of dysphagia (mouth to stomach)is covered and the authors highlight the importance of interaction of integrative behavioral systems that must be considered in evaluation and treatment (i.e., respiration, cardiopulmonary, cognitive, speech, voice, etc). Also discussed is the influence of condition on swallowing function such as, sleep/wakefulness, varied medical, systemic and surgical etiologies. Overall, this text aims to prepare students and clinicians to approach the swallowing disorder based on the physiologic targets involved in bolus preparation, propulsion, airway protection, and bolus clearance regardless of the etiology. State of the art evaluation and treatment methods are detailed and illustrated with emphasis on how to select the methods based on the patient population, setting, and specific questions that needed to be addressed. Methods for concise and clear reporting of testing results are included to permit standardized comparison of findings across clinics and clinical laboratories. Instructors struggle with training students/clinicians to integrate all aspects of a patients case when de