A Comparison of an Implanted Neuroprosthesis With Sensory Training for Improving Airway Protection in Chronic Dysphagia


Phase 2 Results

Summary of Purpose

This study will compare an implant with the technique of sensory training to determine which method may improve the ability to swallow and reduce the risk of choking. Many people with a brain injury or neurological disorders experience difficulty in swallowing. Past studies have shown that an electrical pulse applied to muscles or an increase in sensory stimulation to the throat can help. Patients ages 18...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 25 September 2012.

1 Jul 2006 14 Sep 2006 1 Sep 2010 1 Jan 2011 1 Sep 2012 1 Nov 2011
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment


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