Swallowing Function Before and After Surgery for Thyroid Goiter

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00205348
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: February 19, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
  Purpose

To date, there have been no comprehensive studies on swallowing function in patients undergoing surgery for multinodular goiter. We hypothesize that 1. Multinodular goiter has significant effect on swallowing function in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, which can be demonstrated by a standardized questionnaire and a formal swallowing evaluation and 2. Surgery will improve swallowing function as measured post-operatively by these same parameters. Patients with multinodular goiter will be asked to fill out a validated survey (SWAL-QOL) on swallowing function in addition to undergoing a formal swallowing evaluation before and after surgery for multinodular goiter (subtotal thyroidectomy) and compared to patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for follicular cancer and less extensive thyroid surgery for other benign processes (lobectomy or lobectomy plus isthmusectomy).


Condition
Thyroidectomy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Swallowing Function Before and After Surgery for Thyroid Goiter

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: April 2002
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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

Subjects undergoing thyroid surgery

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • thyroidectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • na
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Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Herbert Chen, MD University of Wisconsin Medical School
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Herb Chen, MD, University of Wisconsin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00205348     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002-093
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: February 19, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Goiter
Thyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases

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