Nourishment after Laryngectomy - Presentation by Emma Sherrington on 17th October 2017

Nourishment after Laryngectomy - October 2017.pptx

The Laryngectomee Guide
The guide provides practical information to assist laryngectomees and their caregivers in dealing with medical, dental, and psychological challenges. Topics covered include the diagnosis and treatment of laryngeal cancer; side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; methods of speaking after laryngectomy; and how to care for the airway, stoma, heat and moisture exchange filter, and voice prosthesis. Also addressed are eating and swallowing issues, preventive care, use of CT and PET scans, emergency situations, anesthesia, and travelling as a laryngectomee.

Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc, is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Brook is the past chairman of the Anti-infective Drug Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration. He has done extensive research on anaerobic and respiratory tract infections, anthrax, and infections following exposure to ionizing radiation. Dr. Brook was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2006. Two years later he had his larynx removed and currently speaks with a tracheoesophageal prosthesis.

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