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Seminars in Dysphagia


Seminars in Dysphagia provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary issues in the field of dysphagia assessment, treatment and management in diverse subject populations. Expert views are shared by international clinical experts from different medical and allied health fields. This book contains an introductory chapter on the anatomical structures and physiology processes that underpin dysphagia and discusses the effects of polypharmacy and ageing on deglutition. Contemporary practices of functional assessment of swallowing and the endoscopic assessment for both oropharyngeal and esophageal dysphagia are reviewed. Both the nutritional support and decision making in oral route are described and the impact of dysphagia on carers and family when managing dysphagia. Several chapters are dedicated to outlining the manifestation and consequences of dysphagia in specific populations, including persons with Parkinsons disease, dystonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and mixed connective tissue disease.

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Seminars in DysphagiaEdited by Renee Speyer

Published: September 2nd 2015

DOI: 10.5772/58665

ISBN: 978-953-51-2151-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4217-1

Copyright year: 2015

Books open for chapter submissions

22440 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

20 Web of Science Citations

21 Dimensions Citations


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1. Anatomical and Physiopathological Aspects of Oral Cavity and Oropharynx Components Related to Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

By Ludmilla R. Souza, Marcos V. M. Oliveira, John R. Basile, Leandro N. Souza, Ana C. R. Souza, Desiree S. Haikal and Alfredo M. B. De-Paula


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2. Impact of Polypharmacy on Deglutition in Patients with Coronary and Cardiac Diseases

By Hadeer Akram Abdul Razzaq and Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman


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3. Presbyphagia

By Marian Dejaeger, Claudia Liesenborghs and Eddy Dejaeger


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4. Endoscopic Criteria in Assessing Severity of Swallowing Disorders

By Farneti Daniele and Genovese Elisabetta


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5. Endoscopy for Diseases with Esophageal Dysphagia

By Hiroshi Makino, Hiroshi Yoshida and Eiji Uchida


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6. Is the Electrical Threshold of Sensation on the Soft Palate Indicative of the Recovery Process of the Swallowing Reflex Based on Functional Assessment?

By Koichiro Ueda, Osamu Takahashi, Hisao Hiraba, Masaru Yamaoka, Enri Nakayama, Kimiko Abe, Mituyasu Sato, Hisako Ishiyama, Akinari Hayashi and Kotomi Sakai


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7. Nutritional Support in Dysphagia

By Vishal G. Shelat and Garvi J. Pandya


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8. Decision Making for Enteral Nutrition in Adult Patients with Dysphagia – A Guide for Health Care Professionals

By Nicoll Kenny and Shajila A. Singh


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9. Dysphagia and the Family

By Rebecca L. Nund, Nerina A. Scarinci, Bena Cartmill and Elizabeth C. Ward


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10. Dysphagia in Parkinson’s Disease

By Rosane Sampaio Santos, Carlos Henrique Ferreira Camargo, Edna Márcia da Silva Abdulmassih and Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive


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11. Dysphagia in Dystonia

By Carlos Henrique Ferreira Camargo, Edna Márcia da Silva Abdulmassih, Rosane Sampaio Santos and Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive


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12. Dysphagia in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

By Livia Scelza, Catiuscia S.S. Greco, Agnaldo J. Lopes and Pedro Lopes de Melo


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13. Histopathological Change of Esophagus Related to Dysphagia in Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

By Akihisa Kamataki, Miwa Uzuki and Takashi Sawai


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