Breathing-related changes of respiratory resistance in vocal cord dysfunction

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Abstract

Vocal cord dysfunction induced by exercise in children with uncontrolled asthma was identified by laryngoscopy. The paradoxical adduction of the vocal cords was also indicated by the breathing-related changes of the forced oscillation respiratory resistance showing prominent increase during inspiration and a large positive difference between inspiration and expiration. The breathing-related changes of respiratory resistance offer thus a useful first-line technique to diagnose vocal cord dysfunction.

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