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A Pilot Study of Pulmonary Function in Dysphagic Infants

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00831038
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 28, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2011
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January 27, 2009
January 28, 2009
November 30, 2011
August 2008
June 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
infant pulmonary function test results [ Time Frame: On admission to study and 6 months later ]
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A Pilot Study of Pulmonary Function in Dysphagic Infants
A Pilot Study of Pulmonary Function in Dysphagic Infants
Infants less than 2 years old who have been newly diagnosed with problems swallowing will have pulmonary function tests performed to try to detect the presence of chronic lung disease. Six months later after the infants have received appropriate therapy for their swallowing problems, pulmonary function tests will be performed again to see if there has been any change in their chronic lung disease.
Twenty-five infants between the ages of 1 month and 24 months who have just been diagnosed with dysphagia via a modified barium feeding study will be recruited into the study. The infants will be sedated with chloral hydrate and have pulmonary functions measured (pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry and lung volume) using the infant pulmonary laboratory. Treatment for the infants' dysphagia/chronic aspiration will be treated as determined by the primary care physicians. Six months later the infants will again be sedated and have pulmonary functions measured. Results of the two sets of tests will be compared statistically.
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Chronic Lung Disease
Procedure: Infant Pulmonary Function Tests
Tests will be performed on study patients within 1 week of study enrollment and again 6 months later.
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June 2011
June 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • infants between ages 1-24 months who have been newly diagnosed with dysphagia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cystic fibrosis
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • seizures
  • allergy or adverse reaction to chloral hydrate
  • heart disease
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • pneumonia
  • pleural effusion
  • neuromuscular disease
  • major congenital anomalies
  • tracheoesophageal fistula
  • vascular ring
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • pharyngeal anomalies
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
1 Month to 24 Months   (Child)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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James D. Tutor, M.D., University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Principal Investigator: James D Tutor, MD Methodist/LeBonheur Healthcare/University of Tennessee College of Medicine
University of Tennessee
November 2011

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