Director: Susan Langmore, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
(1) Efficacy of Electrical Stimulation for Dysphagia in Head & Neck Cancer Patients
Collaborators and CoInvestigators
o Gregory Grillone, MD
o Scharukh Jalisi
o Minh Tam Truong
o Mike Walsh
o Rebecca Scheel
o Dana Farber Cancer Center: Keith Saxon
o Brigham and Womens: Adele Gagne
o Beth Israel Deaconess: Cynthia Wagner
o Lahey Clinic: Eva Michalakis
o VA Medical Center: Gary Grimignia
o New York University: Cathy Lazarus
o Lenox Hill: Loni Burke
o Northwestern University: Jeri Logemann
o U Wisconsin, Madison: Tim McCulloch, MD
o U of Iowa: Doug VanDaele, MD
Funding: NIH/NCI $2.7 million
(2) Predictors of Adverse Functional Outcomes after Head & Neck Cancer Treatment
(3) Voice and Swallowing Consequences of Prolonged Orotracheal Intubation
(4) Assessment of National Standard of Care for Dysphagia in Head & Neck Cancer Patients.
Robbins, J, and Swallowing Work Group: Butler, S., Daniels, S., Gross, R, Langmore, S., Lazarus, C, Martin-Harris, B., McCabe, D., Musson, N, Rosenbeck, R., Neural plasticity, swallowing and dysphagia: Translating principles of neural plasticity into research on swallowing. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 31, 1, 2008.
Langmore SE, Grillone G, Elackattu A, Walsh M. Disorders of swallowing: Palliative care. Otolaryngol Clinics North Am, 42:1,87-106, 2009.
Cohen SM, Elackattu AE, Noordzij JP, Walsh MJ, Langmore SE. Palliative treatment of dysphonia and dysarthria. Otolaryngol Clinics North Am, 42: 1, 107-122, 2009
Noordzij JP, Cates JM, Cohen SM, Bennett ML, Ries WMR, Russell PT, Haynes D, Garrett CG, Ossoff RH. Preparation Techniques for the Injection of Human Autologous Cartilage: an Ex Vivo Feasibility Study. Laryngoscope. 2008 Jan;118(1):185-8.
Cohen SM, Noordzij JP, Garrett CG, Ossoff RH. Factors associated with perception of singing voice handicap. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Apr;138(4):430-4.
Recent Presentations at Scientific Meetings
To Tube or Not To Tube? Langmore, Krisciunas, Vasquez-Miloro. Presentation at the annual Eastern Section meeting of the AAOO-HNS, Boston MA, January, 2009.
Efficiacy of Tube Feeding in Head and Neck Cancer Patients .Langmore, Krisciunas, Vasquez-Miloro, Annual Dysphagia Research Society meeting, New Orleans, March 2009.
Moving Toward Standardization: Relating National Practice Patters to Evidence Based Treatments for Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Gintas P. Krisciunas, Susan Langmore, Keri Vasquez-Miloro. Annual COSM (Combined Otolaryngology Scientific Meeting) meeting. Tucson, AZ, May 30, 2009.
Naidu H, Noordzij JP, Samim A, Jalisi S, Grillone GA. Comparison of Efficacy, Safety and Cost Effectiveness of In-office Cup Forcep Biopsies versus Operating Room Biopsies for Laryngopharyngeal Tumors. Eastern Section Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc., Boston, MA. January, 2008.
Marin-Santoni1 M, Mardirossian V, Noordzij JP, Azocar R. Loss of Mask Ventilation in a Patient with Obstructing Reinke’s Edema: a Case Report. International Anesthesia Research Society Convention, San Diego, CA, March 2009.
Keojampa BK, Noordzij JP, Burke B, Alroy J, Mardirossian V, Elackttu, A, Wang Z. Survical Characteristics of Injected Human Cartilage Slurry in a Nude Mice Model: a Preliminary Study. American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting at Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings, Phoenix, AZ. May 2009.