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Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms
An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.
An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.
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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
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Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.
Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.
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Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.
The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Andrew C Hecht, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
|Overall Status||Not yet recruiting|
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Dysphagia, GERD, Degenerative Joint Disease|
Over half of patients who underwent anterior cervical surgery may experience dysphagia in the month following the operation. Dysphagia, characterized as difficulty swallowing foods and/or liquids, is a debilitating condition that not only reduces the quality of life for our patients but also results in poor nutritional intake, which may lead to delays in healing and recovery after surgery. Current understanding of dysphagia following cervical surgery is very rudimentary. Many published reports were retrospective studies where the incidence of dysphagia was later found to be greatly underreported. Furthermore, many studies utilized small sample sizes producing varying data regarding the incidence and severity of postoperative dysphagia. Most importantly, a review of the medical literature failed to find any consistently proven recommendations or therapies that can reduce the incidence or severity of postoperative dysphagia. A recently published study shows that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is also a common complaint following anterior cervical surgery. The study also shows a positive correlation between the severity of postoperative GERD and severity of postoperative dysphagia. Other studies also showed that patients suffering from GERD-associated dysphagia may be successfully treated with proton pump inhibitors. Based on these studies, along with anecdotal reports, the investigators hypothesize that proton pump inhibitors may reduce the incidence and/or severity of dysphagia following anterior cervical surgery.
Experimental: Esomeprazole Only
Subjects assigned to the treatment group 'A' will receive one 20 mg esomeprazole tablet daily starting 1 week prior to the cervical operation and will continue to receive the esomeprazole until the end of the study
Active Comparator: Esomeprazole and Placebo Oral Tablet
Subjects belonging to the treatment group 'B' will receive one placebo tablet (physically resembling an esomeprazole tablet 20 mg ) daily starting one week prior to the cervical operation. Subjects will then receive one 20 mg esomeprazole daily starting immediately after the operation and will continue to receive the esomeprazole until the end of the study.
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Oral Tablet Only
Subjects belonging to the treatment group 'C' will receive one placebo tablet (physically resembling a 20 mg esomeprazole tablet) daily starting one week prior to the cervical operation and will continue to receive the placebo tablet until the end of the study
Drug: - Esomeprazole
20 mg esomeprazole tablet
Drug: - Placebo Oral Tablet
resembling esomeprazole tablet
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