Effectiveness of intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during ACDF on improving patient outcomes as examined in patient self-report of quality of life in overall health and voice-related quality of life Save

Date Added
January 20th, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00025063
Researcher
John Glaser
Keywords
Bone
Summary

Outcomes after anterior spine surgeries are mostly satisfactory, with an extremely low mortality rate. However, there are inherent morbidities, perhaps the most notable of these is injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which can significantly influence patients' quality of life. One method to potentially reduce this is the use of intraoperative monitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerve during surgery. The central goal of this study is to determine the effectiveness of recurrent laryngeal nerve intraoperative monitoring to reduce the risk of adverse voice outcomes following anterior cervical spine surgeries. Patients will undergo routine ACDF surgery by MUSC spine surgeons, with use of intraoperative neuro-monitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerve via EMG endotracheal tube. Pre-operative and post-operative swallowing, voice, and overall quality of life standardized questionnaires will be administered, and outcomes evaluated and analyzed.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Cory Messerschmidt
703-201-7307
messersc@musc.edu

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