Manual of Dysphagia Assessment in Adults by Joseph Murray Just released from Singular publications is a new manual for assessing dysphagia in adults. This work is a very thorough and well written. I was especially impressed with the attention paid to the acquisition of the medical history. This frequently overlooked portion of the examination often gives clues that ... Book Review
Book Review  |   April 01, 1999
Manual of Dysphagia Assessment in Adults by Joseph Murray
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  • 1999 Singular Publishing Group Distributed through: Singular Publishing Group, Inc.,401 West “A” Street, Suite 325, San Diego, California 92101-7904. Phone: 800-521-8545.
    1999 Singular Publishing Group Distributed through: Singular Publishing Group, Inc.,401 West “A” Street, Suite 325, San Diego, California 92101-7904. Phone: 800-521-8545.×
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Book Review   |   April 01, 1999
Manual of Dysphagia Assessment in Adults by Joseph Murray
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 1999, Vol. 8, 10. doi:10.1044/sasd8.1.10
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 1999, Vol. 8, 10. doi:10.1044/sasd8.1.10
Just released from Singular publications is a new manual for assessing dysphagia in adults. This work is a very thorough and well written. I was especially impressed with the attention paid to the acquisition of the medical history. This frequently overlooked portion of the examination often gives clues that not only save much time later in the process, but also provides meaningful insights to the patient’s overall physical condition. Another important item that the clinician is encouraged to collect is the highly important recent dietary history. Following the medical history, the author describes a clinical examination, the hallmark of which is a thorough oral peripheral examination of the muscles and structures that are necessary for proper deglutition, including a very thorough observation of dental condition. This is especially notable in light of the recent research, which has demonstrated the link between the condition of the patient’s dental condition and incidence of aspiration pneumonia.
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