Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing
editore: Plural Publishing Inc
Completely new book on an innovative new approach to assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders Caters for the increasing team approach in swallowing of laryngologist, gastroenterologist, pulmonologist and speech pathologist Profusely illustrated with and black and white photos Features practical coverage of the use of instrumentation as well as case examples Authors are extremely well-known and are traveling the world with courses demonstrating this new technique FEESST enables Otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, and pulmonologists to raise the level of care for their patients with swallowing problems. This is an essential text for all physicians, clinicians and speech pathologists that treat swallowing disorders. For the first time this new examination allows direct assessment of both the motor and sensory aspects of the swallow, enabling physicians to precisely guide the dietary and behavioral management of patients to decrease the risk of aspiration pneumonia.
The authors provide readers with a science behind the instrumentation, the protocols for its use, and detailed case studies demonstrating its value in evaluating and managing diverse groups including: Patients with a history of reflux; Recent stroke patients experiencing difficulty swallowing, throat clearing, or choking during meals; Patients with a difficulty related to an underlying diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease; cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, ALS, or dementia; Patients with a history of upper respiratory infections, unexplained fevers, aspiration pneumonia, or asthma; Patients who complain about trouble swallowing liquid, food, or medications; Patients receiving nutrition via G-tube or NGT who are candidates for improved function and ability to tolerate oral feedings; Patients with a Tracheotomy.