Training Swallowing Initiation during Expiration: Impact on Safety and Efficiency Following Treatment for Oropharyngeal Head and Neck Cancer (NIH/NCI 1R01CA262502-01)

Training Swallowing Initiation during Expiration: Impact on Safety and Efficiency Following Treatment for Oropharyngeal Head and Neck Cancer (NIH/NCI 1R01CA262502-01) 2022-05-02T09:43:47-05:00

Project Description

This clinical trial investigates a novel swallowing treatment that trains initiation of swallowing during the expiratory phase of respiration to improve swallowing safety and efficiency.

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Principal Investigator: 

  • Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris

Co-Investigator:             

  • Dr. Cagla Kantarcigil

Collaborators:                        

  • Dr. Sandeep Samant
  • Dr. Bharat Mittal
  • Dr. Julia Lee
  • Dr. Steve Xu
  • Dr. Sharon Roserberg
  • Kate Davidson
  • Dr. Kate Hutcheson

Aim 1. Determine if respiratory-swallow phase training results in increased frequency (%) of swallows initiated during expiration and improved swallowing safety.

Aim 2. Examine the impact of respiratory-swallow phase training on the frequency of swallows initiated during expiration in wakeful, naturalistic swallowing environments, including eating and drinking.