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Clinical Research: Active Trials in ENT
Active ENT trials in the UW Department of Surgery that are currently recruiting participants:
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn how Actos® (pioglitazone) may affect oral premalignant lesions (OPLs) and/or the risk of mouth cancer.
The purpose of the investigation is to learn whether intense swallowing exercise or intense swallowing exercise coupled with electrical stimulation (E-Stim) helps patients who had head/neck cancer and currently have dysphagia to swallow better.
Research in the Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery focuses on discovering the anatomical correlates and physiological mechanisms underlying significant clinical problems, such as hearing loss, voice dysfunction, tissue viability following reconstructive cancer surgery, as well as swallowing impairments and age-related changes in critical head and neck functions.
To learn more about our ongoing cutting-edge basic science, clinical and translational research in the Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, please click here.