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Swallowing Function Before and After Surgery for Thyroid Goiter

This study has been completed.
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University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: February 19, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
To date, there have been no comprehensive studies on swallowing function in patients undergoing surgery for multinodular goiter. We hypothesize that 1. Multinodular goiter has significant effect on swallowing function in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, which can be demonstrated by a standardized questionnaire and a formal swallowing evaluation and 2. Surgery will improve swallowing function as measured post-operatively by these same parameters. Patients with multinodular goiter will be asked to fill out a validated survey (SWAL-QOL) on swallowing function in addition to undergoing a formal swallowing evaluation before and after surgery for multinodular goiter (subtotal thyroidectomy) and compared to patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for follicular cancer and less extensive thyroid surgery for other benign processes (lobectomy or lobectomy plus isthmusectomy).


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Swallowing Function Before and After Surgery for Thyroid Goiter

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: April 2002
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects undergoing thyroid surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • thyroidectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00205348

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Herbert Chen, MD University of Wisconsin Medical School
  More Information

Responsible Party: Herb Chen, MD, University of Wisconsin Identifier: NCT00205348     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002-093
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: February 19, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on August 16, 2017