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[Dysphagia] VitalStim conference
- Subject: [Dysphagia] VitalStim conference
- From: eripley at yahoo.com (Irene Campbell-Taylor)
- Date: Fri May 19 18:11:42 2006
With respect to the message re the research proposed please note:
"Researchers will test VitalStim, the only electrical stimulation device approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for this use, with funding from the Chattanooga Group, the device?s manufacturer"
One never accepts money for reasearch from a body or group that has a vested interest in the outcome. This is the same problem that applies to the research re thickened fluids, started in 1996 and not yet (I believe) completed. Accepting any donation of money or materials from a manufacturer automatically introduces the potential for accusation of bias.
Dr I Campbell-Taylor