Impact of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) on Swallowing Function in Persons Undergoing Radiotherapy +/- Chemotherapy for Cancers of the Head and Neck

Protocol No
IIT-PAULOSKI-UWM-EMST
Principal Investigator
Barbara Pauloski
Phase
N/A
Summary
The EMST150, an expiratory muscle strength trainer, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Non-Significant Risk device, and in this study we want to learn more about whether adding use of this device to standard swallowing exercises will prevent the development of swallowing problems for persons receiving radiotherapy for cancer of the head and neck.
Description
Impact of EMST on Swallowing Function in Head/Neck Ca Pts Undergoing Radiotherapy +/- Chemotherapy
Participating Institutions
Froedtert Hospital
Status
OPEN TO ACCRUAL
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