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Dysphagia in Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD)- Evaluation, Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing, Treatment and Long Term Follow up (OPMD)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2009 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 21, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2009
History: No changes posted
The investigators aimed to review the natural history of dysphagia and dysphonia in OPMD in order to identify the best candidates and the proper timing to perform dysphagia alleviating procedures in both heterozygote and homozygote patients from the large pool of cases with this disease in Israel.

Condition Intervention Phase
Procedure: Upper esophageal sphincter myotomy
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Dysphagia in Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy. Evaluation, Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing, Treatment and Long Term Follow up.

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Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dysphagia, quality of life. Proper intervention timing in OPMD based on knowledge about the natural history of the feeding difficulty. [ Time Frame: at least 3 years ]
    Dysphagia, quality of life. Proper intervention timing in OPMD patients is very important and must be based on deep knowledge about the natural history of the feeding difficulty.

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: July 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Mild dysphagia
Active Comparator: Severe dysphagia Procedure: Upper esophageal sphincter myotomy
Upper esophageal sphincter release operation to allow better swallowing. The intervention is done under GA and by extra-mucosal approach.

Detailed Description:
Clinical evaluation of patients suspected of having OPMD. Genetic confirmatory tests (diagnostic DNA test) at the genetic unit in Afula Hospital. Clinical follow-up with endoscopic fiber optic evaluation of swallowing. Pre-operative assessment. Crycopharyngeal myotomy intervention in selected patients. Nutrition follow-up.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • heterozygote and homozygote OPMD patients

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01167439

Contact: Sergiu C. Blumen, MD 972-4-630-4262

Israel National Center for OPMD and Dysphagia, HYMC Recruiting
POB 169, Hadera, Israel, 38100
Contact: Sergiu C. Blumen, MD    972-52-2645938   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Itzhak Bravermen, MD, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel Identifier: NCT01167439     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0027-09-HYMC
Study First Received: July 21, 2010
Last Updated: July 21, 2010

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
OPMD, dysphagia
Dysphagia severity
Nutritional state
Speech quality
Upper esophageal sphincter myotomy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Deglutition Disorders
Muscular Disorders, Atrophic
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Pharyngeal Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Muscular Dystrophies
Muscular Dystrophy, Oculopharyngeal processed this record on May 24, 2017