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Little Rock, Arkansas 72035


Purpose:

The primary goal of the investigation is to determine the effects of the Mendelsohn maneuver on the physiology of the swallow in individuals who have suffered a stroke and exhibit signs of pharyngeal dysphagia.


Study summary:

The primary goal of the investigation is to determine the effects of the Mendelsohn maneuver (voluntary prolongation of laryngeal excursion at the midpoint of the swallow) on the physiology of the swallow in individuals who have suffered a stroke and exhibit signs of pharyngeal dysphagia (specifically, reduced duration of hyoid maximum elevation, reduced extent of hyoid maximum elevation, reduced duration of hyoid maximum anterior excursion, reduced extent of hyoid maximum anterior excursion, and reduced duration of upper esophageal sphincter (UES) opening with subsequent residue in the pyriform sinuses and, potentially, aspiration). Participants are assessed with videofluoroscopy at the initiation of the study and after each week of the study. After the 4 weeks of participation are complete, all participants will be discharged from treatment and will be brought back to the clinic for a final Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) evaluation after 2 weeks. This means that individuals in Group 1 will be re-analyzed after 1 month of additional no-treatment, and Group 2 will be re-analyzed after 2 additional weeks of no-treatment.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Stroke (1-18 months post) - Pharyngeal Dysphagia Exclusion Criteria: - Other neurologic or structural abnormality to oropharynx - History of dysphagia prior to latest stroke


NCT ID:

NCT00592761


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Gary H McCullough, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Little Rock, Arkansas 72035
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 18, 2018

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