Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Voice and Swallowing Disorders

Monjur Ahmed

Thomas Jefferson University


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About the book

Voice and swallowing disorders are common in our clinical practice. Patients are generally presented with dysphonia or dysphagia. In the United States, dysphonia is present in 3% to 9% of the general population, and dysphagia affects 1 in 25 adults annually. Both disorders can cause anxiety, depression, decreased work effectiveness, loss of workdays and poor quality of life. Many underlying diseases can cause voice and swallowing disorders.
Management of these disorders requires good clinical evaluation, diagnostic tests, appropriate therapy and huge healthcare cost. Sometimes multiple specialties (gastroenterologists,
gastrointestinal motility specialists, otolaryngologists, surgeons, speech therapists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists) are involved in the management of dysphonia and dysphagia. In the recent years, there have been many updates in the management of these disorders. This book will discuss systematically the different etiologies and management of dysphonia, maxillofacial, oropharyngeal and esophageal dysphagia. This book will be a good
guide to the practicing physicians for the management of voice and swallowing disorders.

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Date completed: August 16th 2019

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About the editor

Monjur Ahmed

Thomas Jefferson University

Working as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Practicing gastroenterologist for 20 years. Special interest in eosinophilic esophagitis, gastrointestinal motility and dysphagia. He also serves as an Editor-in-Chief of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology.

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