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Part I: General Consideration in Evaluation of Dysphagic Patients 1. Establishing a comprehensive Center for diagnosis and therapy of swallowing disorders - Bronwyn Jones and William Ravich 2. Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Dysphagia: Importance of History Taking and Physical Exam - Gary H. McCullough and Rosemary Martino Part II: Commonly Used Tests for Evaluation of Deglutitive Disorders 3. Radiographic Evaluation of the Oral/preparatory and Pharyngeal Phases of swallowing including the UES: Comprehensive Modified Barium Swallow Studies - Jeri A. Logemann 4. Radiographic Evaluation of the Esophageal Phase of swallowing - Marc Levine 5. Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) - Susan Langmore and Joseph T. Murray 6. Laryngopharyngeal Sensory Testing - Jonathan Aviv 7. Un-sedated Transnasal esophagoscopy: Endoscopic evaluation of esophageal phase of deglutition - Gregory Postma and Kia Saeian 8. Manometry of the UES including High Resolution Manometry - Benson Massey 9. Manometric Assessment of the Esophagus - Jeff Conklin 10. Esophageal pH and impedance monitoring - Eytan Bardan 11. Pharyngeal pH and impedance monitoring - Robert T. Kavitt and Michael F. Vaezi Part III: Management of Oral Pharyngeal Dysphagia in Adults 12. Oropharyngeal Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Deglutitive Disorders - Jacqueline Hind and JoAnne Robbins 13. Shaker Exercise - Caryn Easterling 14. Mendelson Maneuver and Masako Maneuver - Cathy L. Lazarus 15. Effortful Swallow - Maggie Lee Huckabee and Phoebe Macrae 16. Compensatory Strategies and Techniques - Susan Butler, Cathy Pelletier, Catriona M. Steele Part IV: Management of Oral Pharyngeal Dysphagia in Pediatrics 17. Rehabilitative Maneuvers and Exercise - Joan Justine Sheppard 18. Compensatory Strategies and Techniques - Claire Miller and Paul Willging 19. Special Consideration in the Evaluation of Infants and Children with Deglutitive Disorders - Neelesh Tipnis
Dr. Shaker is one the founders of the Dysphagia Research Society and the Medical College of Wisconin's Dysphagia Institute. Dr. Shaker is internationally recognized for his studies of deglutition and deglutition disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease and cerebral cortical control of gastrointestinal sensory motor function. His research has led to some of the seminal discoveries in the area of airway protection and has opened new avenues of investigation and treatment for patients with swallowing disorders. He developed the rehabilitative exercises for treatment of upper esophageal sphincter dysphagia: The `Shaker Exercises` commonly used in clinical practice.
From the reviews: "This is a comprehensive overview of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for dysphagia. ... The book is written for healthcare providers who see patients with disorders of deglutition, which would include those in otolaryngology, gastroenterology, speech-language pathology, and rehabilitation medicine. ... This is an important contribution to the field of dysphagia management, with detailed chapters on diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients. The chapters are well organized and easy to follow." (Inna Athar Husain, Doody's Review Service, November, 2012)