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By Howard S. An MD, Louis G. Jenis MD

Written by way of the world over well-known specialists, this e-book is a finished, useful consultant to prevention, attractiveness, and administration of issues in backbone surgical procedure. Sections disguise the cervical backbone and the thoracolumbar/lumbosacral backbone and speak about the total diversity of issues that could be encountered, together with these linked to the most recent applied sciences, methods, and instrumentation.

Each bankruptcy makes a speciality of a selected form of challenge and provides "how-to" innovations for warding off and coping with the matter in particular surgeries. Of targeted observe are the distinct discussions of problems relating to instrumentation. every one bankruptcy comprises huge, up to date references. greater than a hundred and fifty illustrations supplement the text.

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VIDEOFLUOROSCOPIC SWALLOW STUDY The standard diagnostic study for identification of swallowing abnormalities is the modified barium swallow or videofluoroscopic swallow study. This study should be performed with the patient in an upright, sitting position with continuous lateral fluoroscopy of the neck. A thickened barium mixture is prepared, mixing barium with a food substance to obtain a mixture with the consistency of applesauce. The study is initiated with placing about one-third teaspoon of this substance in the mouth of the patient and observing on a fluoroscopic monitor how the patient swallows the material.

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