Dysphagia | Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Patients With Community Acquired Pneumonia

Dysphagia research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

This study investigates relationship between community acquired pneumonia and oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients admitted to a department of respiratory medicine in Northern Denmark. The endpoints will be re-hospitalisation and mortality.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Temperature > 38 degrees Celcius - New infiltrate on chest x-ray - Increased C-reactive protein (CRP) - Either cough, dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain, expectoration, or tachypnea Exclusion Criteria: - patients referred from the intensive care unit - reduced cognitive awareness if not able to able to cooperate with the assessment of oropharyngeal dysphagia

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?



Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Other:DysphagiaOropharyngeal dysphagia assessed by Volume-Viscosity Svallowing Test

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Pneumonia and dysphagiaPatients with community aquired pneumonia and oropharyngea dysphagia

PneumoniaPatients with community aquired pneumonia

Study Status


Start Date: October 2013

Completed Date: March 2014


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Intra Hospital Mortality

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator:

Lead Sponsor: Vendsyssel Hospital


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