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
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
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.
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