Vocal cord dysfunction, an important differential diagnosis of severe and implausible bronchial asthma.
Psychogenic respiratory distress: A case of paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction and literature review.
The cause of vocal cord dysfunction remains undiagnosed in a number of cases and named as idiopathic.
8% cases of idiopathic vocal cord dysfunction resolved13.
She also noted that four of seven patients who presented with a diagnosis of cough, which may indicate asthma, had methacholine challenges with laryngoscopy that showed vocal cord dysfunction; the three other patients were diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction based on their exam and testing.
If you think it's vocal cord dysfunction and you send the patient to ENT instead to do a laryngoscopy and they don't see anything, it could be that the vocal cord dysfunction isn't acting up at that time since the spasms can be episodic and/or related to triggering events / stimuli.
Described as paradoxical closure of vocal cords during inspiration, vocal cord dysfunction can cause SOB associated with throat tightness and inspiratory stridot, according to Dr.
When symptoms associated with the experience of exertional dyspnea are not suggestive of cardiac disease, vocal cord dysfunction, or asthma--or the symptoms are consistent with asthma but do not respond to appropriate therapy, "consider a referral to pulmonology for further evaluation," which will likely include a clinical consultation, pulmonary function testing, treadmill test for exercise-induced asthma, and/or cardiopulmonary exercise testing, concluded Dr.
The finding suggests that aggressive diagnosis and management of patients with ambulatory vocal cord dysfunction
(VCD) may have a significant impact on health care utilization, said Dr.
When the diagnosis of vocal cord dysfunction
is suspected, a blunted inspiratory limb of the flow volume loop lends some diagnostic support.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Vocal cord dysfunction
is gaining increasing recognition as a fairly common condition that is often misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated as asthma.
SAN DIEGO -- Vocal cord dysfunction
tends to be a confusing disorder that presents a diagnostic challenge, said Dr.