Book by Jonathan E Aviv Thomas Murry
Plural Publishing Inc, 2005, Hardcover
"In this well-written book, Drs. Aviv and Murry provide a state of the art reference source for the clinicians who are considering or already performing flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallow with sensory testing (Feesst)." The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, Ltd.: "For those working in the areas of comprehensive dysphagia diagnosis and management, this book is an essential reference. It is compact and easy to read, with a logical format that provides the reader with an initial thorough refresher of endoscopic anatomy and swallowing physiology. The chapter on the FEESST technique details clearly the procedure and sensory testing method with evaluation of bolus consistency, compensatory and swallowing treatment strategies. Throughout the book excellent quality photographs illustrate key points and the numerous case studies used to illustrate the FEESST directed, decision-making process reflect the most common referral groups presenting with dysphagia. The use of FEESST with stroke patients, the elderly and to predict laryngeal penetration and aspiration is particularly useful and the dysphagia treatment algorithms effectively clarify the management issues. The current developments in Transnasal Oesophagoscopy are detailed, with useful indications for when to use TNO, Sensory Testing and FEESST. This book should have a prominent place on the departmental bookcase and will contribute significantly to future developments in our dysphagia service. As a quick reference it will be invaluable but for detailed understanding it will be equally useful to specialists and those developing skills in endoscopic swallow management."