Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
The investigators objective is to describe functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing findings in children with cerebral palsy.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||Achados da avaliação videoendoscópica da deglutição em crianças Com Paralisia Cerebral.|
|Study Start Date:||September 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2005|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a predominantly motor disorder and dysphagia is a frequent complaint. Functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FESS) involves anatomic and functional observation of the larynx and pharynx, evaluation of swallowing and maneuvers to improve it, also testing the laryngeal sensitivity. We evaluated nine patients with CP of both sexes, which age varied from 1 to 10 years old, attended at dysphagia multidisciplinary clinic, at NAMI (Integrated Medical Assistance Nucleons).
|Dysphagia multidisciplinary clinic at Integrated Medical Assistance Nucleons|
|Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil|
|Principal Investigator:||Renata Haguette, Mestre||Fortaleza University|