Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 18-85 (full criteria)
Location
at San Francisco, California
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Yue Ma, MD
Headshot of Yue Ma
Yue Ma

Description

Summary

Study investigators have completed a study testing laryngopharyngeal sensation at specific laryngopharyngeal subsites using a novel buckling force aesthesiometer in a series of 22 healthy adults at this institution. Investigators would like to use the same device apparatus to evaluate laryngopharyngeal sensation in patients with laryngopharyngeal disorders, such as adductor spasmodic dysphonia. This study will use a tested laryngopharyngeal aesthesiometer to examine laryngeal sensation using calibrated tactile stimuli to determine differences in somatotopic perceptual strength maps of laryngopharyngeal structures between patients with laryngopharyngeal disorders and healthy controls.

Keywords

Spasmodic Dysphonia Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia Voice Disorders throat sensation Dysphonia Hoarseness Sensation testing

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-85

You CAN'T join if...

  • excessive gagging
  • active smoker
  • non-Botox responsive
  • abductor spasmodic dysphonia exclusively
  • essential tremor diagnosis exclusively

Location

  • UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94115 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Yue Ma, MD
    Dr. Ma is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She received her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honorary Society.

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
ID
NCT05158179
Study Type
Interventional
Participants
Expecting 40 study participants
Last Updated