Otolaryngology (ENT) Clinical Studies

Some of the many research opportunities available in Ear, Nose and Throat are listed below. Select a study to review a brief description and requirements. Parents or guardians of children who might be eligible are encouraged to inquire about enrollment. Contact information is listed at the end of each study.

Thank you for exploring these opportunities and helping us to find cures and prevent childhood disease.

Clinical Studies


Cleft Palate and Eustachian Tube Function

Middle Ear Pressure Disregulation in Cleft Palate Patients

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Cleft Palate – Furlow Palatoplasty Study

Furlow Palatoplasty with Tensor Tenopexy for Otitis Media

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Dysphagia with Laryngeal Cleft: Management Protocols

Outcomes of Management of Type 1 Laryngeal Cleft (LC-1)

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Eustachian Tube Development Study

Eustachian Tube Growth and Development: Anatomy/Function

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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Test Comparison

Gas Supply, Demand and Middle Ear Gas Balance, Part 4.3 – Diagnosis of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

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Eustachian Tube Fly/Dive Testing

Gas Supply, Demand and Middle Ear Gas Balance, Part 4.2 – Fly/Dive Comparison

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Eustachian Tube Function – Feedback Pathways

Gas Supply, Demand and Middle Ear Gas Balance – Specific Aim 3

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Eustachian Tube Function and Eardrum Repair

Eustachian Tube Function as a Predictor of Myringoplasty/Tympanoplasty Outcome

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Middle Ear Fluid Analysis

Adhesion Properties of Middle Ear Effusion

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Nasal Allergies, Otitis Media, and Middle Ear Blood Flow

Modulation of Trans-Middle Ear Mucosal Gas Exchange – Project 1, Specific Aim 2

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Nasal Germ Analysis

Microbiome of the Paranasal Sinuses in Health and Disease

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Nasal Germ Analysis During Adenoidectomy

Microbiome of the Paranasal Sinuses During Adenoidectomy for Recurrent or Chronic Rhinosinusitis

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Nasal Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients – Pilot Study

Evaluation of Cytokine IL-22 Levels in Nasal Secretions of Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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RRP Genetics Study

Genetics of Papilloma-Induced Voice Disturbance

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Sleep-disordered Breathing Evaluation

Multi-institutional Validation of the Clinical Assessment Score-15 for Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing

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