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Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Treatment

Ekberg, Olle

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Title: Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Treatment

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: HRD

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the diagnosis and management of dysphagia, with particular reference to oral and pharyngeal dysfunction. All aspects of dysphagia are covered, from anatomy and physiology to patient care. Alongside descriptions of a variety of disease entities, signs and symptoms, and treatment approaches, many other relevant topics are addressed, including endoscopic and manometric aspects, malnutrition and dehydration, the psychiatric burden, and features specific to pediatric and geriatric patients. The authors are without exception renowned experts in their field. This book will be of value to all specialists involved in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, including ENT surgeons, thoracic surgeons, speech and language pathologists, phoniatricians, gastroenterologists, neurologists, and radiologists.

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Olle Ekberg is Professor of Diagnostic Radiology in the Department of Translational Medicine, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. He is also a Senior Consultant in the Department of Medical Imaging and Physiology, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden. He has been involved in diagnosis of swallowing disorders since 1975. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, mostly on swallowing but also in other areas of gastrointestinal radiology. In his work as a Senior Consultant, Dr. Ekberg collaborates with a multidisciplinary team including speech-and-language pathologists. He is a board member of the European Society of Swallowing Disorders and a counsellor in the US to the Dysphagia Research Society. He is Associated Editor of the journal Dysphagia and Editor-in-Chief of Eurorad. His research concerning dysphagia ranges from experimental animal studies on neurotransmittors in the pharynx, rheology, feeding, and respiration to social and psychologic impacts on patients’ quality of life. 

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