Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (VitalStim) curative therapy for severe dysphagia: myth or reality?

@article{Shaw2007TranscutaneousNE,
  title={Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (VitalStim) curative therapy for severe dysphagia: myth or reality?},
  author={Gary Y. Shaw and Phillip R. Sechtem and Jeffrey P. Searl and Kristina Keller and Taib A Rawi and Emily S Dowdy},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2007},
  volume={116 1},
  pages={36-44}
}
OBJECTIVES VitalStim therapy was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2001 for the treatment of dysphagia through the application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation to cervical swallowing muscles. This approval was based upon submission of data on more than 800 patients who received this therapy collected by the principal developer and patent-holder of the device. The therapy is marketed as successful in restoring long-term swallowing function in 97.5% of dysphagic patients… CONTINUE READING
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