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Development of Normative Ultrasound Databases of Tongue Surface Configuration

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001218
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 10, 2002
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Our past ultrasound research has indicated a need for baseline normative tongue data against which to compare our disordered speech populations. Subjects with normal speech and hearing who represent different ages and sexes, will be studied with respect to tongue shape and movement patterns. Recently developed parameters such as curve fitting, curve averaging, and polar coordinates will be used to create baseline data categories. In addition, new parameters and improved instruments will be developed as previously to produce a data base which can be used across disciplines.

Condition or disease
Healthy Speech Disorders

Detailed Description:
Our past ultrasound research has indicated a need for baseline normative tongue data against which to compare our disordered speech populations. Subjects with normal speech and hearing who represent different ages and sexes, will be studied with respect to tongue shape and movement patterns. Recently developed parameters such as curve fitting, curve averaging, and polar coordinates will be used to create baseline data categories. In addition, new parameters and improved instruments will be developed as previously to produce a data base which can be used across disciplines.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Official Title: Development of Normative Ultrasound Databases of Tongue Surface Configuration
Study Start Date : February 1987
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2001

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Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Healthy normal subjects.

No reconstructive tongue surgery.

No radiation for head and neck malignancy.

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Locations
United States, Maryland
Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center (CC)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001218     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 870016
87-CC-0016
First Posted: December 10, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
Last Verified: January 2000

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Baseline Data
Curve Averaging
Curve Fitting
Movement Patterns
Normative Data
Polar Distribution
Tongue
Tongue Shape
Ultrasound

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Speech Disorders
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms