This pamphlet provides guidelines for 4 weeks after your surgery or dilation. These guidelines include soft, moist (wet) foods and fluids that are easy to swallow. If you have an esophageal stent, you will need to follow these guidelines as long as your stent is in place. This pamphlet explains eating guidelines, a puree diet, an esophageal soft diet (best choices and foods to avoid), and recipes for high-protein, high-calorie drinks.
Pureed foods are easy to swallow. Almost any food can be pureed with the right ingredients and equipment. This pamphlet explains how to puree, including what liquids to add, how much food and liquid to mix together, helpful hints to make pureed meals, and ways to add calories and protein. What to do if constipation becomes a problem is also discussed. Recipes are included.
This pamphlet explains how a normal swallow works, causes of swallowing problems, what swallowing problems can lead to, signs, diagnosis, and what happens if a swallowing problem is severe. Alternative ways to get nutrition, fluids, and medications are described.
This book on the local and systemic manifestations and correlates of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) encompasses the two intertwined facets of translational science—translational research and translational effectiveness—as they relate specifically to TMDs. The first part of the book, on recent translational research, focuses on topics such as the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the trigeminal nerve and trigeminal network system, the manifestations of neuroinflammation in TMDs, and …