Electrical Pharyngeal Stimulation for Dysphagia Therapy in Tracheostomized Stroke Patients

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Update History

21 Feb '15
The Summary of Purpose was updated.
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether electrical pharyngeal stimulation in addition to standard care can enhance short-term swallow recovery in tracheostomized dysphagic stroke patients and thereby facilitate earlier decannulation compared to sham treatment plus standard care.
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether electrical pharyngeal stimulation in addition to standard care can enhance swallow recovery in tracheostomized dysphagic stroke patients and thereby facilitate earlier decannulation compared to sham treatment plus standard care.
The description was updated.
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Readiness for decannulation is assessed after three days of either real or sham electrical pharyngeal stimulation. In case a patient cannot be decannulated at that time point, there is an open-label follow-up treatment phase, in which every patient in the sham treatment arm gets another three days of real electrical pharyngeal stimulation to not deprive any patient of a potentially beneficial treatment.
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A location was updated in Muenster.
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The overall status was removed for Department of Neurology, University of Muenster.