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DBS for Spasmodic Dysphonia

Leslie and Gordon Diamond Health Care Center, Vancouver, Canada
DBS ON +1 morePhase 2Waitlist AvailableLed by Christopher R Honey, MDResearch Sponsored by University of British Columbia

Study Summary

This trial is studying DBS to see if it can help people with spasmodic dysphonia.

Eligible Conditions
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You have been diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia by two different medical centers, one in Vancouver and the other in Indiana.
You are currently getting Botox treatments.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~6 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 6 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Patient Voice-Related Quality of Life as assessed by the Voice-Related Quality of Life questionnaire.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Placebo Group
Group I: DBS OnExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Group II: DBS OffPlacebo Group1 Intervention

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of British ColumbiaLead Sponsor
1,381 Previous Clinical Trials
1,944,970 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Spasmodic Dysphonia
6 Patients Enrolled for Spasmodic Dysphonia
Christopher R Honey, MDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of British Columbia

Media Library

Deep Brain Stimulation (Procedure) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04938154 — Phase 2
Spasmodic Dysphonia Research Study Groups: DBS On, DBS Off
Spasmodic Dysphonia Clinical Trial 2023: Deep Brain Stimulation Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04938154 — Phase 2
Deep Brain Stimulation (Procedure) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04938154 — Phase 2

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Does this research project welcome people who are 80 years or older?

"According to the parameters set out by the researchers, individuals aged 18-75 can take part in this clinical trial. If you are outside of this age bracket, there are 3 other studies for those under 18 and 29 additional trials for patients over 65."

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Who meets the qualifications to participate in this research?

"Currently, this clinical trial is seeking to enroll 16 patients that suffer from hoarseness and are between 18-75 years old. The key requirements for participants are as follows: A diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia from two different medical centres and currently receiving Botox treatments."

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What is the FDA's stance on DBS surgery?

"While Phase 2 trials have not yet provided efficacy data, the available safety data for DBS ON suggests that it is a safe procedure."

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Are there any patients that have not yet been enrolled in this research project?

"This trial, as detailed on clinicaltrials.gov, is not presently recruiting patients. The posting went up on 1/30/2023 and was last edited 10/31/2022. Despite this specific study being completed, there are 30 other open trials that participants can consider."

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~10 spots leftby Sep 2025