Simultaneous Fluoroscopic and Manometric Measures of the Oropharyngeal Phase of Deglutition

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of California, Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00584545
First received: December 26, 2007
Last updated: December 16, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
  Purpose

To validate the pharyngeal constriction ration, a surrogate measure of pharyngeal strength on fluoroscopy by comparing it with simultaneous pharyngeal manometry.


Condition
Dysphagia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Simultaneous Fluoroscopic and Manometric Measures of the Oropharyngeal Phase of Deglutition

Further study details as provided by University of California, Davis:

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The specific aim of this study is to validate the pharyngeal constriction ration, a surrogate measure of pharyngeal strength on fluoroscopy by comparing it with simultaneous pharyngeal manometry. Combined videofluoroscopic swallowing studies with pharyngeal manometry are commonly used in the evaluation of dysphagia. However, no published study has compared the results of simultaneous pharyngeal manometry with objective timing and displacement measures on videofluoroscopy. These objective measures, such as the pharyngeal constriction ratio, were developed here at UCD and are not yet routinely used by other practitioners. A secondary aim of this study will be to corroborate recent data in the literature suggesting that the presence of feeding tube through the upper esophageal sphincter does not affect the oropharyngeal phase of deglutition. This topic is currently under hot debate in the speech language pathology realm and has important implications for the evaluation of hospitalized patients with dysphagia.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

UCDMC otolaryngology primary clinic

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • undergone pharyngeal manometry with simultaneous videofluoroscopy during the period 1/1/06 to 4/30/07

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those who do not meet the inclusion criteria; pregnancy
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Locations
United States, California
University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Davis
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Peter Belafsky, MD, PhD University of California, Davis
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Peter Belafsky, MD, Ph.D., University of California Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00584545     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200715362-1
Study First Received: December 26, 2007
Last Updated: December 16, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Davis:
pharyngeal manometry
videofluoroscopy

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