Dysphagia in Neuromuscular Diseases

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Robert M. Miller, Deanna Britton

Details: 250 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-369-7

© 2011 | Available

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Currently, there are very few resources that provide guidance for practicing clinicians in the area of neuromuscular diseases. Dysphagia in Neuromuscular Diseasesapproaches the subject in a unique manner, allowing clinicians to develop insights into diseases, syndromes, and neurological conditions that extend even beyond those specifically addressed in the text. Compared to competitive texts, this book uniquely provides in-depth coverage specific to dysphagia research with a much broader spectrum of neuromuscular diseases, and employs a physiologically based taxonomy.

Recognizing there is no universally accepted methodology for classification of neuromuscular diseases, the authors have addressed this dilemma in three ways: (1) outlining the levels of the neuromuscular system, extending from the central nervous system to the muscle, with chapters devoted to diseases that are representative of pathologies at each level; (2) outlining normal respiratory physiology and airway defense mechanisms, with discussion of how these are altered by various neuromuscular disease processes and how this affects risk for secondary medical complications such as pneumonia; and (3) describing the neuromuscular conditions that are associated with the various diseases with discussion of approaches to evaluation, management and treatment that address the nature of the impairment.

With over 50 years of combined clinical practice and extensive experience in working with patients diagnosed with various neuromuscular diseases, the authors offer practitioners the best available evidence to support treatment decisions.

  • Clinical Approaches to Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Overview of Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Evaluation of Neuromuscular Disorders
      • Clinical Swallow Examination in Neuromuscular Disorders
      • Role of Instrumental Examinations in Neuromuscular Disorders
      • Neurological Evaluation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Dysphagia in Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Principles of Care for Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Neuromuscular Disorders Which May Result in Dysphagia
      • Muscle Disorders
        • Muscular Dystrophies
        • Inflammatory Myopathies
      • Neuromuscular Junction
        • Myasthenia Gravis
        • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
      • Peripheral Nerve
        • Charcot-Marie-Tooth
        • Polyneuropathy
        • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
      • Central Nervous System
        • Motor Neuron Diseases
        • Demyelinating Diseases

Robert M. Miller

Robert M. Miller, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington and holds adjunct faculty positions in Rehabilitation Medicine and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He spent the first thirty-two years of his career in clinical practice for the Department of Veterans Affairs and was Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology at VA Puget Sound Health Care System. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds board certification from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. He received the 1997 Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award from the Washington Speech and Hearing Association and was honored with the Distinguished Career Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2005 he was awarded a Visiting Erskine Fellowship from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. His current areas of teaching are in neural basis for communication and swallowing and dysphagia.

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Deanna Britton

Deanna Britton is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and doctoral candidate in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington (Seattle). In her clinical practice, she sees patients with swallowing, speech, respiratory, language, and other communication problems that occur due to a variety of neurological and other pathological conditions. She is Board Certified in Neurogenic Communication Disorders in Adults by the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS). She has published and presented on topics related to dysphagia, augmentative and alternative communication, respiratory support for speech and swallowing, motor neuron disease, and spinal cord injury.

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CLINICAL DYSPHAGIA

John C. Rosenbek, Ph.D. and Harrison N. Jones, Ph.D., Series Editors

Edited by John C. Rosenbek and Harrison N. Jones,this series comprises volumes with content aimed specifically at students, eager to learn best practices, and clinicians, ever alert to confirming that they are practicing state of the science and art care. Volumes cover:

  • oropharyngeal dysphagia in stroke
  • traumatic brain injury
  • dementia
  • head and neck cancer
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • developmental disorders
  • tumors of the nervous system
  • cerebral palsy
  • trach and ventilator dependent
  • special populations

Each volume combines the best available evidence with the soundest lessons of clinical experience, thereby satisfying evidence-based practice’s major components. The books are necessarily focused but thoroughly inclusive: all possible contributions to an individual patient’s management are outlined. This series is rich in figures, tables, summaries, highlights of critical information, and stories from the clinic.

Clinical Dysphagia aims to contribute to dissemination of what is best about the art and science of oropharyngeal dysphagia management. We will know that aim has been reached when these volumes begin wearing holes in backpacks and lab coats.

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