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Intraoperative Laryngeal Electromyography (LEMG) in Children With Vocal Fold Immobility: a Longitudinal Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00771186
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 13, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 22, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Brief Summary:
The goal of this study is to further study the role of LEMG in accurately predicting the recovery of vocal function as well to study the timing of a change of LEMG activity prior to such return of function. We aim to do this by collaborating with several active pediatric otolaryngological practices throughout the country who in turn have agreed to evaluate infants and children with vocal fold immobility who fit a standardized inclusion and exclusion criteria by means of a standardized LEMG protocol over a one year period of time. Our particular goal is to collect and then review information over a one year period of time on all children evaluated for vocal fold immobility by means of LEMG.

Condition or disease
Vocal Fold Immobility

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Intraoperative Laryngeal Electromyography (LEMG) in Children With Vocal Fold Immobility: a Longitudinal Study
Study Start Date : January 2008
Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Study Completion Date : December 2009

Group/Cohort
children with vocal fold immobility



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. return of vocal fold function [ Time Frame: one year ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children with vocal fold immobility
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Children age 0-18 with vocal fold immobility documented by laryngeal fiberoptic evaluation
  2. Children who have had a recent, identifiable cardiac surgical etiology for RLN injury and subsequent VFI
  3. Children whose parents sign informed consent and who themselves sign assent if they are old enough to do so

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Children whose families do not give informed consent or who themselves do not give informed assent ( if the children are old enough to understand)
  2. Children with congenital VFI where the etiology is not clearly identified

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Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christopher J Hartnick, MD Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Christopher Hartnick MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00771186     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-12-078x
First Posted: October 13, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 22, 2010
Last Verified: June 2010

Keywords provided by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary:
pediatric
Laryngeal EMG