EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine

Review Article Volume 12 Issue 5 - 2023

Risk Factors Associated with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Patients with Lung Transplantation

Zoha Asif1*, Hafeez Punjani1, Afshan Memon1, Ali Punjani2 and Tasneem Ali2

1Audiologist and Speech Language Therapist, College of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Faculty Health Sciences, Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan

2Speech Language Therapist, College of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Faculty Health Sciences, Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Zoha Asif, Audiologist and Speech Language Therapist, College of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Faculty Health Sciences, Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan.
Received: April 11, 2023; Published:June 06, 2023

Objective: To identify most prevalent risk factors having greater likelihood of developing oro-pharyngeal dysphagia in patients after the procedure of lung transplantation.

Materials and Methods: 5 databases were searched systematically to select studies for a review. Inclusionary criteria involved studies conducted on patients post lung transplant as their primary surgery, post-operative onset of oropharyngeal dysphagia and laryngeal dysfunction identified in acute settings, original studies available in English.

Result: The analysis of studies shows that there is a greater likelihood of development of oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients after lung transplantation. The most common causes of oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients with lung transplantation include recurrent laryngeal nerve damage, vocal cord palsy, and prolonged endotracheal intubation.

Discussion: The existing articles indicate that signs and symptoms of Oropharyngeal dysphagia are evident in patients after lung transplantation.

Conclusion: Swallow assessment of patients after lung transplantation is crucial due to high incidence of oropharyngeal dysphagia in this population.

Keywords: Oropharyngeal Dysphagia; Risk Factors; Lung Transplantation; Swallow Assessment

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Zoha Asif., et al. "Risk Factors Associated with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Patients with Lung Transplantation". EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine  12.5 (2023): 01-06.