Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00717028
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 16, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 16, 2008
Information provided by:
Fortaleza University

Brief Summary:
The investigators objective is to describe functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing findings in children with cerebral palsy.

Condition or disease
Cerebral Palsy Dysphagia

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).

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 9 participants
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Achados da avaliação videoendoscópica da deglutição em crianças Com Paralisia Cerebral.
Study Start Date : September 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2005

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Cerebral Palsy
U.S. FDA Resources

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

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.

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its 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

Responsible Party: Renata Cavalcante Barbosa Haguette, UNIFOR Identifier: NCT00717028     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 198/2005
First Posted: July 16, 2008    Key Record Dates
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