Esophageal Swallowing Physiology and Disorders
This two hour presentation will include the anatomy and physiology of the esophageal dynamics of deglutition in adults. A review of research and clinical practice in the area of esophageal physiology and pathophysiology will be presented with clinical interpretation and implications. Clinical instrumentation used for diagnosis and management of esophageal disorders and their possible implications in the evaluation, treatment and management of dysphagic patients will be discussed.
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You will be able to:
- describe the anatomy and physiology of normal esophageal function
- describe the causes of esophageal dysphagia
- list the purposes of the instrumental techniques that evaluate esophageal function
- Pentium II 450 MHz chip running Windows ’98, 2000, Me, XP, or Vista operating systems
- 128 MB RAM
- Audio Card
- Video Card with a minimum of 8 MB VRAM (driving millions of colors at 800 x 600 resolution)
- PowerPC G3 500 MHz chip running MacOS 10
- 128 MB RAM
- 12X CD-ROM (24 bit video card with a minimum resolution of 800 x 600 resolution)
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