Swallowing food and drink is part of our daily life and something that we do automatically. Sometimes people who suffer from brain injury (such as stroke) or neurodegenerative disease (such as Parkinson’s Disease) may have difficulties with swallowing which compromises their health.
One of the complications of a poor swallow is that food and drink may go down the wrong way and end up in the lungs, where it can cause chest infections. Swallowing problems termed ‘Dysphagia’ affect thousands of people every year. In fact, someone you know may have swallowing problems.
We are currently recruiting people with dysphagia for clinical studies assessing the effects of a swallowing treatment that uses electrical pharyngeal stimulation. Studies will involve visits to a clinical research facility for the electrical stimulation treatment and assessments of swallowing function.
If you are interested and would like further information regarding studies, please feel free to contact us using the details below:
Tel: 0161 820 9569
Remuneration for your travel expenses and subsistence will be available.
This study has been approved by the MHRA and an NREC.
Update: The recruitment has finished.