Dysphagia: Complications, Management and Clinical Aspects


Philip M. Davis (Editor)

Series: Digestive Diseases – Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED031000

Dysphagia is the difficulty or improper swallowing of liquids, solids, or even saliva. This book provides new research on the complications, management and clinical aspects of dysphagia. Chapter One reviews the development of normal swallowing in infants and children and protective reflexes to prevent aspiration; the pathophysiologic events that occur due to aspiration and some of the disease processes in children associated with dysphagia; and current methods of diagnosis of dysphagia and its therapy in children. Chapter Two focuses on dysphagia after suffering a stroke. Chapter Three discusses the incidence, mechanism, and treatment of dysphagia and pneumonia in acute intracerebral hemorrhage. Chapter Four reviews the epidemiology of dysphagia in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and the method of evaluating their swallowing problems. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Pediatric Dysphagia and Aspiration: Evaluation and Management
James D. Tutor (Program in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s, Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA)

Chapter 2. Post-Stroke Dysphagia
Massimiliano Toscano and Vittorio Di Piero (Department of Neurology and Psychiatry – Stroke Unit, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 3. Dysphagia and Pneumonia in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Hideaki Takahata (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan)

Chapter 4. Swallowing Dysfunction in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Michiyuki Kawakami, Ayako Wada and Meigen Liu (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan, and others)


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