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Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: July 16, 2008
Last Update Posted: July 16, 2008
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Information provided by:
Fortaleza University
The investigators objective is to describe functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing findings in children with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Dysphagia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Achados da avaliação videoendoscópica da deglutição em crianças Com Paralisia Cerebral.

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Further study details as provided by Fortaleza University:

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: November 2005
Primary Completion Date: November 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
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).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 10 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children with cerebral palsy

Inclusion Criteria:

  • medical diagnosis of cerebral palsy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • medical diagnoses not associated with cerebral palsy that affect swallowing.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00717028

Dysphagia multidisciplinary clinic at Integrated Medical Assistance Nucleons
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fortaleza University
Principal Investigator: Renata Haguette, Mestre Fortaleza University
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Responsible Party: Renata Cavalcante Barbosa Haguette, UNIFOR
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00717028     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 198/2005
First Submitted: July 14, 2008
First Posted: July 16, 2008
Last Update Posted: July 16, 2008
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by Fortaleza University:
Cerebral palsy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebral Palsy
Deglutition Disorders
Brain Damage, Chronic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Pharyngeal Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases