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Deglutition Disorders clinical trials at UCLA

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  • TEE and Dysphagia in Lung Transplantation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary outcome of this study is dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) on postoperative speech and swallow evaluation following lung transplantation. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) (creates pictures of the heart from inside the participants body) is routinely performed for all lung transplantations at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and it is the standard of care. Patients are randomized to two groups. The intervention group would limit the number of TEE clips (# pictures taken) per case. The control group would leave the number of TEE clips to the discretion of the attending anesthesiologist. The investigators hypothesize that reduction in TEE imaging during lung transplantation will reduce dysphagia.

    Los Angeles, California

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