Stepping Stones to Living Well with Dysphagia

Author: Julie A. Y. Cichero,P. Clavé

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 331802113X

Category: Medical

Page: 137

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A multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment and care Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a major complaint among many patients suffering from neurological diseases as well as in the elderly. Its severity ranges from moderate difficulty to complete inability to swallow, and it may give rise to clinically relevant complications such as aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition and/or dehydration, impaired quality of life, and death. However, despite its high prevalence and even though it would be very cost-effective to avoid complications by adequate treatment, dysphagia is still severely underdiagnosed. The contributions in this book present and discuss state-of-the-art diagnostic methods, treatment, and care of dysphagia patients, putting special emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach. A variety of clinical specialists will find this publication a most valuable addition to their library, including nurses, speech-language pathologists, dieticians, nutritionists, gastroenterologists and related specialties.

Functional and GI Motility Disorders

Author: E.M.M. Quigleyy,M. Hongo,S. Fukudo

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318025798

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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The clinical problems and dilemmas which the busy clinician encounters on a daily basis are the main focus of this publication. Emphasizing a clinical rather than a pathophysiological approach to problems, it facilitates access and helps the practicing clinician to develop an effective and efficient diagnostic and therapeutic strategy. Nevertheless, clinically important aspects of pathophysiology are also dealt with in detail when called for. A variety of scenarios that are especially relevant to modern medical practice, such as the intensive care unit, are taken into account. A group of internationally renowned experts guides the reader through the broad variety of diagnostic options available to assist in the assessment of symptoms originating anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, from the esophagus to the anus, and, in each instance, every effort is made to critically appraise the technology discussed. Moreover, general overviews of broadly relevant therapeutic approaches are also provided.

Modifying Food Texture

Volume 2: Sensory Analysis, Consumer Requirements and Preferences

Author: Jianshe Chen,Andrew Rosenthal

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 1782423524

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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Modifying Food Texture, Volume 2: Sensory Analysis, Consumer Requirements and Preferences explores texture as an important aspect of consumer food acceptance and preference, specifically addressing the food textural needs of infants, the elderly, and dysphagia patients. This volume covers the sensory analysis of texture-modified foods, taking an in-depth look at the product development needs of consumers and exploring the sensory analysis of food texture and the development of texture-modified foods. Explores texture as an important aspect of consumer food acceptance and preference Addresses the food textural needs of special groups, including infants, the elderly, and dysphagia patients Takes an in-depth look at the product development needs of consumers, exploring the sensory analysis of food texture

Comprehensive Management of Swallowing Disorders, Second Edition

Author: Ricardo L. Carrau,Thomas Murry,Rebecca J. Howell

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1944883258

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Comprehensive Management of Swallowing Disorders, Second Edition has been revised with new authors and expanded information on the clinical evaluations made by dysphagia specialists and with state-of-the-art medical, behavioral, and surgical treatment options. The editors have selected specialists in every swallowing-related discipline to bring this edition to a true "state-of-the-art" comprehensive text on dysphagia. The text meets the needs of students, scientists, and practitioners who are involved daily with the complex issues of dysphagia. 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

Genetic Neuromuscular Disorders

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Corrado Angelini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319075004

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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This book describes the genetic diagnostic entities of neuromuscular disorders. Each neuromuscular syndrome is presented clinically as a case study, accompanied by text reviewing different molecular defects, DNA research and differential diagnosis. This collection of neuromuscular disorders features the different clinical phenotypes related to each genotype and are representative of the whole spectrum of a genetic muscle disorder, helping the clinician and neuromuscular physician to make a diagnosis. Key points for each genetic disease are identified to suggest treatment, when available, or the main clinical exams useful in follow-up of patients. Genetic Neuromuscular Disorders: A Case-Based Approach is aimed at neuromuscular physicians and neurology residents.

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation

Author: Michael Selzer,Stephanie Clarke,Leonardo Cohen,Gert Kwakkel,Robert Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110701168X

Category: Medical

Page: 760

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Volume 2 of the Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation stands alone as a clinical handbook for neurorehabilitation.

Skin Manifestations in Rheumatic Disease

Author: Marco Matucci-Cerinic,Daniel Furst,David Fiorentino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461478499

Category: Medical

Page: 410

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Rheumatologic diseases are highly associated with clinical symptoms of the skin, nails, and mucosal membranes. This book provides the practicing rheumatologist with a rapid, easy to consult reference to help interpret the nature of these cutaneous lesions and then quickly decide upon the appropriate follow-up tests. Utilizing an abundance of informative photographs, it contains all of the essential information needed for early diagnosis and treatment. This comprehensive guide properly orients the practitioner within the challenging world of rheumatologic disorders of the skin and gives insight into when consultation with a dermatologist is advisable.

Textbook of Stroke Medicine

Author: Michael Brainin,Wolf-Dieter Heiss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521518261

Category: Medical

Page: 326

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Practical textbook aimed at doctors beginning work on a stroke unit or residents embarking on training in stroke care.

Dysphagia

Foundation, Theory and Practice

Author: Julie A. Y. Cichero,Bruce E. Murdoch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047002917X

Category: Medical

Page: 580

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This book offers a concise, readable explanation of the theory of dysphagia and bridges that with material on clinical application. Covering both adult and paediatric swallowing assessment, treatment and management, the book will provide clinicians with common clinical presentations of dysphagia and a framework for a problem based learning approach.

The Peripatetic Pursuit of Parkinson Disease

Author: Lindy Ashford,Parkinsons Creative Collective,Laura Brooks,May Griebel,Linda Herman,Katherine Huseman,Pamela Kell,Girija Muralidhar,Peggy Willocks,Bob Cummings,Paula Wittekind

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989326605

Category: Parkinson's disease

Page: 320

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Personal in approach, beautiful in design, global in scope, The Peripatetic Pursuit of Parkinson Disease envisions a better world for people with Parkinson disease (PD). Developed by the Parkinsons Creative Collective (all of whom have PD), it is an anthology of the experiences of over 120 experts at living with PD -- the patients themselves. Join them on a journey from diagnosis, to informed patient, to empowered advocate. Filled with information and inspiration, it's a color-illustrated encyclopedia of PD from the patients' point of view. With nearly one quarter of the voices from around the world, it encourages discussion while it speaks to those newly diagnosed as well as to those who have lived with PD for years. Even medical professionals reading the book have found new perspectives on what it is like to live with PD. It delivers much more than the basics about this chronic, progressive, neurological disease. The authors share their stories and strategies on how to improve health, quality of life, and wellness in spite of PD. They also present opinions on how to speed the development of new treatments and how to face other life challenges that come with PD. --For those with PD, it's a support group between two covers; and for everyone else, it's a window into the world of PD.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Third Edition

Author: Brian Freeman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071790284

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD

Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook

Author: Debra M. Eldredge, DVM,Delbert G. Carlson, DVM,Liisa D. Carlson, DVM,James M. Giffin, MD

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470227672

Category: Pets

Page: 448

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The classic bestseller--expanded and updated For years, many veterinary treatments for cats were based on research conducted with dogs because it was wrongly assumed that cats were very similar. Recently, there have been giant strides in feline veterinary research. This classic reference is fully updated and revised to reflect these advances and gives you the most up-to-date guidance on cat health and cat care. It includes: An index of signs and symptoms to help you find information fast Clearly written, step-by-step directions for handling common feline ailments and problems Hundreds of photos, drawings, and tables that illustrate what to look for and how to provide the best care for your cats All new anatomical drawings and diagrams New information on genetics, geriatrics, drug sensitivities, raw diets, arthritis medications, dental disease, and more Information on supplements, nutraceuticals, and holistic treatments that have proven beneficial Interesting findings on cat behavior Whether you have a kitten or a senior cat, this resource helps you quickly identify potential problems, take proper steps in emergency situations, better understand diagnoses and treatment options, and communicate more effectively with your veterinarian. This is the hands-on reference you'll trust again and again.

Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting

Author: Rosanne Dizazzo-Miller,Fredrick D. Pociask,Tia Hughes

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284072452

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting is a comprehensive overview for occupational therapy students preparing to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam.

Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Author: Justin Amery

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199567964

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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Children's palliative care has developed rapidly as a discipline, as health care professionals recognise that the principles of adult palliative care may not always be applicable to children at the end of life. The unique needs of dying children are particularly evident across Africa, where the scale of the problem is overwhelming and the figures so enormous that they are barely comprehensible. Written by a group with wide experience of caring for dying childrenin Africa, this book provides practical, realistic guidance on improving access to, and delivery of, palliative care in this demanding setting. It looks at the themes common to palliative care - including communication, assessment, symptom management, psychosocial issues, ethical dilemmas, end of lifecare, and tips for the professional on compassion and conservation of energy - but always retains the focus on the particular needs of the health care professional in Africa. Whilst containing some theory, the emphasis is on practical action throughout. It will provide health care professonals working in Africa, and other resource-poor settings, with the confidence, knowledge, and capacity to improve care for the terminally ill child in constrained and demanding environments.

Dogmatism in Science and Medicine

How Dominant Theories Monopolize Research and Stifle the Search for Truth

Author: Henry H. Bauer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485744

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 301

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"This study examines how conflicts of interest have become pervasive, and explores the troubling state of research funding and flaws of the peer-review process. It looks in depth at the dominance of several specific theories, including the Big Bang cosmology, human-caused global warming, HIV as a cause of AIDS, and the efficacy of anti-depressant drugs"--

Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung

Author: Keith C. Meyer,Ganesh Raghu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461455022

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge concerning normal deglutition and foregut digestive processes and examines how abnormalities of swallowing or excessive/abnormal GER can lead to respiratory tract dysfunction and lung disease. In-depth Chapters deliver a concise review of the prevalence of GER in patients with lung disease and synthesize the current evidence regarding its diagnosis and management. Each chapter includes key points and a summary. In addition to outlining the current state of knowledge, each chapter provides a summary of ongoing research in the field and identifies the need for future research. Written by an international group of authors who are experts in their respective fields, Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung is a valuable resource for practicing clinicians, internists, pulmonologists and primary care personnel.

The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology

A Syndrome-Based Approach

Author: Mike R. Schoenberg,James G. Scott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387769783

Category: Psychology

Page: 968

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From translating the patient’s medical records and test results to providing recommendations, the neuropsychological evaluation incorporates the science and practice of neuropsychology, neurology, and psychological sciences. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology brings the practice and study of neuropsychology into concise step-by-step focus—without skimping on scientific quality. This one-of-a-kind assessment reference complements standard textbooks by outlining signs, symptoms, and complaints according to neuropsychological domain (such as memory, language, or executive function), with descriptions of possible deficits involved, inpatient and outpatient assessment methods, and possible etiologies. Additional chapters offer a more traditional approach to evaluation, discussing specific neurological disorders and diseases in terms of their clinical features, neuroanatomical correlates, and assessment and treatment considerations. Chapters in psychometrics provide for initial understanding of brain-behavior interpretation as well as more advanced principals for neuropsychology practice including new diagnostic concepts and analysis of change in performance over time. For the trainee, beginning clinician or seasoned expert, this user-friendly presentation incorporating ‘quick reference guides’ throughout which will add to the practice armentarium of beginning and seasoned clinicians alike. Key features of The Black Book of Neuropsychology: Concise framework for understanding the neuropsychological referral. Symptoms/syndromes presented in a handy outline format, with dozens of charts and tables. Review of basic neurobehavioral examination procedure. Attention to professional issues, including advances in psychometrics and diagnoses, including tables for reliable change for many commonly used tests. Special “Writing Reports like You Mean It” section and guidelines for answering referral questions. Includes appendices of practical information, including neuropsychological formulary. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology is an indispensable resource for the range of practitioners and scientists interested in brain-behavior relationships. Particular emphasis is provided for trainees in neuropsychology and neuropsychologists. However, the easy to use format and concise presentation is likely to be of particular value to interns, residents, and fellows studying neurology, neurological surgery, psychiatry, and nurses. Finally, teachers of neuropsychological and neurological assessment may also find this book useful as a classroom text. "There is no other book in the field that covers the scope of material that is inside this comprehensive text. The work might be best summed up as being a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral residency in a book, with the most up to date information available, so that it is also an indispensible book for practicing neuropsychologists in addition to students and residents...There is really no book like this available today. It skillfully brings together the most important foundationsof clinical neuropsychology with the 'nuts and bolts' of every facet of assessment. It also reminds the more weathered neuropsychologists among us of the essential value of neuropsychological assessment...the impact of the disease on the patient’s cognitive functioning and behavior may only be objectively quantified through a neuropsychological assessment." Arch Clin Neuropsychol (2011) first published online June 13, 2011 Read the full review acn.oxfordjournals.org

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Clinical Care for Children and Young Adults

Author: Dilip R. Patel,Donald E Greydanus,Hatim A. Omar,Joav Merrick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400706279

Category: Medical

Page: 495

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Increasingly more and more children with developmental disabilities survive into adulthood. Pediatricians and other clinicians are called upon to care for an increasing number of children with developmental disabilities in their practice and thus there is a need for a practical guide specifically written for paediatricians and primary care clinicians that addresses major concepts of neurodevelopmental pediatrics. In the United States, the specialty training leading to a conjoint board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, requires a total of 6 years of training (2 years of pediatrics, 1 year of neurology, 18 months of child neurology, 18 months of neurodevelopmental disabilities). As of December 2006, in the US, there were 241 pediatricians and 55 child neurologists certified in the subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Thus most of the children with developmental disabilities are seen by pediatricians and therefore it is important for these pediatricians to be well informed of common issues in the field. The 60,000 or so pediatricians in the United States (and hundreds more in other countries) are the main target audience for a practical book on neurodevelopmental pediatrics.


Drug Therapy for Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat

Author: Valerie J. Wiebe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118557344

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Drug Therapy for Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat provides fast access to all the information needed to effectively and responsibly treat infectious disease in dogs and cats, with easy searching by either drug or organism. Provides fast access to essential information on prescribing antibiotics, antifungals, antiparasitics, and antivirals Offers alphabetical searching by either drug or organism Focuses on clinically relevant information Covers information on each drug using a common format for ease of use Presents a reliable quick reference to the correct use of antibiotics in veterinary practice Drug Therapy for Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat provides fast access to all the information needed to effectively and responsibly treat infectious disease in dogs and cats, with easy searching by either drug or organism. Provides fast access to essential information on prescribing antibiotics, antifungals, antiparasitics, and antivirals Offers alphabetical searching by either drug or organism Focuses on clinically relevant information Covers information on each drug using a common format for ease of use Presents a reliable quick reference to the correct use of antibiotics in veterinary practice