Dysphagia is a complex condition that can have significant social, developmental and psychological effects. Alongside the physiology and pathophysiology of the condition, dysphagia can rob patients of the most basic pleasures, such as eating and drinking, causing ongoing difficulties for individuals in social situations throughout the lifespan.
As an acknowledged component of evidence-based practice, the humble case report encourages clinical reflection and may be the spark that generates new thinking and motivation for future research. Clinical Cases in Dysphagia provides an opportunity to gain insight into the unique and varied presentation and management of dysphagia across a range of different conditions. With chapters provided by expert clinicians and based on clinical examples ‘from the trenches’, the reader may gain insights into their own practice patterns, refining their clinical problem solving and valuing the education that is offered to each of us by our patients.
With additional online resources to support the case-based approach, the book emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary care and reflects everyday clinical practice, making it a must-read for clinicians and students.
Table of Contents
1. Case Reports in Dysphagia: An Introduction Margaret Walshe and Maggie-Lee Huckabee
2. Instrumental Assessment and Skill-Based Dysphagia Rehabilitation Following Stroke Lucy Greig, Kristin Gozdzikowska and Maggie-Lee Huckabee
3. Chronic Dysphagia Following Traumatic Brain Injury Julie Regan
4. Management of a Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Focus on Patient Autonomy and Quality of Life Paige Nalipinski and Stacey Sullivan
5. Dysphagia in Parkinson’s Disease Emilia Michou and Vicky Nanousi
6. Dysphagia Associated with Head and Neck Cancer Grainne Brady and Justin Roe
7. Dysphagia in an Individual with Alzheimer’s Disease Margaret Walshe, Éadaoin Flynn and Marion Dolan
8. Dysphagia Associated with Respiratory Disease Ulrike Frank and Katrin Frank
9. Multidisciplinary Management of Paediatric Dysphagia Paige Thomas, Sasha Adams and Maggie-Lee Huckabee
10. Beyond Case Reports: Putting the Single Subject Design to Work Joseph Murray
Margaret Walshe, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She has over 30 years' clinical experience in swallowing disorders and was instrumental in establishing the first postgraduate courses in dysphagia in the Republic of Ireland. She is a Vice-President of the European Society for Swallowing Disorders. Her research interests are acquired neurological dysphagia, implementation science and evidence-based practice.
Maggie-Lee Huckabee, PhD, worked clinically for 15 years before returning to university for a research degree. She is now a Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, the University of Canterbury and Director of the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research at St Georges Medical Centre in Christchurch New Zealand. Her research interests focus on the complexities of behaviourally driven neural adaptation and biomechanical change leading to swallowing recovery.