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Description or Definition
Vocal Cord Dysfunction
In 1983, physicians at National Jewish reported a new condition that may mimic asthma. This condition is called Vocal Cord Dysfunction, or VCD. VCD causes asthma-like symptoms because of an abnormal closing of the vocal cords. VCD can cause difficulty breathing and even wheezing. Based on these symptoms, many people with VCD may be diagnosed with asthma and treated with asthma medications, including oral steroids. Since VCD is not asthma, the symptoms do not improve with this treatment. When VCD is not treated properly, it may lead to frequent emergency room visits and hospitalizations. To complicate the situation, some people have a combination of asthma and Vocal Cord Dysfunction. This bibliography was last updated in December, 2001.
Description Source: from Vocal Cord Dysfunction a Med Facts Fact Sheet from the National Jewish Medical and Research Center.

National Jewish Website
Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Vocal cord dysfunction is a condition that may be confused with asthma. Its symptoms of shortness of breath and intermittent hoarseness and/or wheezing sounds like or mimics asthma. This resource covers the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and causes.

National Jewish Medfacts
Vocal Cord Dysfunction [Electronic Full Text] [Consumer Health Brochure; Location: Med Facts File]
What is Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)? What are the symptoms of VCD and what happens with VCD? Learn how it is diagnosed; what triggers symptoms and how it can be treated. Finally learn how National Jewish Health is working on research for VCD.

National Jewish Medical Scientific Update issues
Vocal Cord Dysfunction Often Misdiagnosed and Treated Inappropriately [Electronic Full Text]
Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Often Misdiagnosed and Treated Inappropriately, by Ronald C. Balkissoon and Florence B. Blager. Medical Scentific Update. 2002;19(1):1-7.

Internet Resources
Can't breath?: Suspect Vocal Cord Dysfunction! [Electronic Full Text]
A website put together from someone who has had personal experience with vocal cord dysfunction. Note: the information contained on this site is for educational purposes only. It should not be construed as individualized diagnosis and/or treatment advice.
Paradoxical Vocal Fold movement (PVFM) [Electronic Full Text]
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for speech, language, and hearing scientists. The symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM) are discussed.
The Larynx and Voice: Basic Anatomy and Physiology [Electronic Full Text]
Johns Hopkins Medicine/The Center for Laryngeal and Voice Disorders provides a brief overview of the basic anatomy and physiology of the larynx and voice.
Vocal Cord Dysfunction [Electronic Full Text]
The About.com website is an online neighborhood of various experts who try to simplify an assortment of topics. There is advertising on the site but conflict of interest and full disclosure statements are included: Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) is a syndrome that causes asthma-like symptoms as a result of abnormal closure of the vocal cords. Symptoms may include "wheezing," shortness of breath, and chest or neck tightness.
Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Something to Talk About [Electronic Full Text]
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is a family health organization dedicated to asthma, allergies and related conditions. This site discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD).

Professional Journal Citations
Irritant-associated vocal cord dysfunction. [Abstracts, Electronic Full Text]
Perkner JJ. Fennelly KP. Balkissoon R. Bartelson BB. Ruttenber AJ. Wood RP 2nd. Newman LS. Irritant-associated vocal cord dysfunction. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 40(2):136-43, 1998 Feb. PMID: 9503289.

Psychological and family characteristics of adolescents with vocal cord dysfunction. [Abstracts, Electronic Full Text]
Gavin LA. Wamboldt M. Brugman S. Roesler TA. Wamboldt F.Psychological and family characteristics of adolescents with vocal cord dysfunction. Journal of Asthma. 35(5):409-17, 1998. PMID: 9734348
Vocal cord dysfunction [Review]. [Abstracts, Electronic Full Text]
Wood RP 2nd. Milgrom H. Vocal cord dysfunction. [Review] [26 refs] Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 98(3):481-5, 1996 Sep. PMID: 8828523
Vocal cord dysfunction, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and nonallergic rhinitis. [Abstracts, Electronic Full Text]
Balkissoon R. Vocal cord dysfunction, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and nonallergic rhinitis. [Review] [84 refs]. Clin Allergy Immunol. 2007;19:411-26. PMID: 17153031.
Vocal cord dysfunction/paradoxical vocal fold motion. [Abstracts, Electronic Full Text]
Hicks M, Brugman SM, Katial R. Vocal cord dysfunction/paradoxical vocal fold motion. Prim Care. 2008 Mar;35(1):81-103, vii. PMID: 18206719
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