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Voice and Swallowing Outcomes Following Revision Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery

2014-07-23 21:11:45 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Evaluate voice and swallowing outcomes post operatively.

Description

Anterior Cervical Decompression and fusion is one of the most common spinal surgical procedures performed in the United States. Common complications of this type of surgery are difficulty swallowing and nerve dysfunction that can effect voice. The chance of having voice and swallowing disturbances increases if this type of surgery has to be repeated. The purpose of this study is to document the voice and swallowing function of patients undergoing this type of surgery in an effort to find better ways to identify and treat these common complications.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Dysphagia

Intervention

Voice and Swallowing evaluations

Location

UAB
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35233

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:45-0400

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