Vocal cord dysfunction: beyond severe asthma.

@article{Parsons2010VocalCD,
  title={Vocal cord dysfunction: beyond severe asthma.},
  author={Jonathan P. Parsons and Cathy G Benninger and M Patricia Hawley and Gary T. Philips and L Arick Forrest and John G. Mastronarde},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={504-9}
}
BACKGROUND Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is the abnormal adduction of the vocal cords during inspiration causing extrathoracic airway obstruction. VCD has been described as a confounder of severe asthma. The influence of VCD among less severe asthmatics has not been previously defined. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 59 patients with pulmonologist-diagnosed asthma who were referred for videolaryngostroboscopy (VLS) testing from 2006 to 2007. RESULTS A total of 44… CONTINUE READING

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