Efficacy of Functional Electrical Stimulation in Dysphagia of Nasopharyngeal Cancer Post Radiotherapy
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients usually underwent radiotherapy (RT) or
chemoradiotherapy(CRT). There were some complications caused by RT, like dysphagia.
In recent studies, functional electrical stimulation (FES) was be used in neurologically
dysphagia patients, and there were some positive effects with these studies. Hence, we
decided applied FES to these NPC patients with dysphagia.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Videofluoroscopic study for evaluating swallow function
1 to 3 months
Tyng-Guey Wang, MD
Department of Physicale Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital
Taiwan: Department of Health