Electrical Muscle Stimulation to Aid Swallowing in Dysphagia


Phase N/A Results N/A

Summary of Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of using extrinsic laryngeal muscle stimulation to elevate the larynx in a manner similar to that which occurs during normal swallowing. This research will also determine whether laryngeal elevation will open the upper esophageal sphincter to assist with entry of the bolus into the esophagus. This protocol includes studies in normal volunteers and patients...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 30 June 2017.

28 Sep 1999 3 Nov 1999 18 Aug 2009 Unavailable 18 Aug 2009 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

Not available


  • Ianessa Humbert, M.S., CCC-SLP