The findings indicated that vocal cord dysfunction
, also referred to as exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO), have been shown to improve for athletes after being trained to use the new techniques.
Vocal cord dysfuntion developed some credibility in 1983 when a team of professionals from a variety of disciplines--pulmonology, otolaryngology, speech-language pathology and psychiatry--came together at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, and gave this pattern of symptoms a name: vocal cord dysfunction
or paradoxical vocal fold motion.
For those patients especially, the possibility of vocal cord dysfunction
(VCD) must be kept in mind when working up airway problems, said lead investigator Dr.
Although there are anaesthetic contraindications to sedation in patients with suspected airway obstruction, this can be a useful discriminator between PVCM and organic vocal cord dysfunction
Eucalyptus as a specific irritant causing vocal cord dysfunction
Portnoy, who directs the allergy and asthma section at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, also advises that children diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma may actually have another condition called vocal cord dysfunction
For the client presenting with vocal cord dysfunction
, speech therapy should be initiated to optimally recover function.
In literature, there are cases in which vocal cord dysfunction
was seen after end tracheal intubation during general anesthesia but we did not find such case9,10.
These included tracheal stenosis requiring surgical resection and dilation (two patients), disability from heterotopic ossification of the knees and elbows (four patients), frozen shoulder (two patients), vocal cord dysfunction
and voice changes (one patient), reactive airway disease (four patients), and dental implants after tooth damage acquired in the ICU (one patient).
Both exercise-induced asthma and vocal cord dysfunction
produce shortness of breath in young athletes, and being able to differentiate them is key to ensuring appropriate treatment.
Vocal cord dysfunction
has recently been reviewed in Breathe (2006).
Direct laryngoscopy was conducted, and a diagnosis of vocal cord dysfunction
(VCD) was confirmed following visualization of the vocal cords.