|Full Title||Pharyngeal Pressures Manometry Study|
|Principal Investigator(s)||Timothy M McCulloch, MD|
|Status||Open To Accrual|
1. Using HRM to measure pharyngeal pressure and swallowing function in the presence of different variables (such as disease status, before & after an intervention, or with different materials swallowed).
2. To pair HRM with other instrumental measurement techniques (e.g. electromyography) to correlate pharyngeal pressures captured with HRM to other physiological mechanisms throughout the pharynx.
3. Data collected from this study and all sub-studies will be stored for further use in a database with the aim to establish normal and pathologic databases, in order to determine how age and disease status affect pharyngeal function.