Voice and Swallowing Outcomes Following Revision Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified March 2014 by University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
William Carroll, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01017055
First received: November 4, 2009
Last updated: March 25, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

November 4, 2009
March 25, 2014
October 2009
December 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Vocal cord and swallowing function as measured by fiberoptic exam in the otolaryngology clinic pre-op and approximately 3 weeks post op. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01017055 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Quality of life as measured by a self-administered 10 point questionnaire. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Voice and Swallowing Outcomes Following Revision Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery
Voice and Swallowing Outcomes Following Revision Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery

Evaluate voice and swallowing outcomes post operatively.

Anterior Cervical Decompression and fusion is one of the most common spinal surgical procedures performed in the United States. Common complications of this type of surgery are difficulty swallowing and nerve dysfunction that can effect voice. The chance of having voice and swallowing disturbances increases if this type of surgery has to be repeated. The purpose of this study is to document the voice and swallowing function of patients undergoing this type of surgery in an effort to find better ways to identify and treat these common complications.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Patients undergoing revision anterior cervical spine surgery

  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
Other: Voice and Swallowing evaluations
Fiberoptic exam to evaluate vocal cord and swallowing function
Voice and Swallowing Evaluations
Intervention: Other: Voice and Swallowing evaluations
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
50
December 2015
December 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing revision anterior cervical spine surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primary pathology of the upper aero-digestive tract other than mild chronic pharyngitis, pre-existing vocal cord paralysis.
Both
19 Years and older
No
Contact: Lisa K Clemons, MSN, RN, OCN 205 934-9714 lclemons@uab.edu
United States
 
NCT01017055
F090409003
No
William Carroll, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Principal Investigator: William R Carroll, MD University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
March 2014

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