Latest vocal cord dysfunction Stories

2012-10-24 23:47:11

Help is on the way for people who suffer from vocal cord dysfunction. Researchers are developing methods that will contribute to manufacturing voice prostheses with improved affective features. For example, for little girls who have lost their voices, the improved artificial voice devices can produce age-appropriate voices, instead of the usual voice of an adult male. These advances in artificial voice production have been made possible by results achieved in a research project led by...

2011-04-14 20:53:33

Gasping for breath during a workout may be more than just a sign that you're out of shape. It could also indicate a condition called exercise-induced asthma, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "Exercise-induced asthma occurs when someone has shortness of breath, gets winded easily, has wheezing and sometimes even a cough shortly after exercise begins," said Dr. John Rogers, professor of family and community medicine at BCM. Asthma occurs when there are spasms of the smooth...

2010-02-13 09:17:43

Hypnosis has potential therapeutic value in children with respiratory disorders for alleviating symptoms such as habit cough or unexplained sensations of difficulty breathing and for lessening a child's discomfort during medical procedures. Proper utilization of hypnosis as an adjunct to conventional treatment and its ability to use the mind-body connection to bring about physiological changes are explored in a provocative paper in Pediatric Asthma, Allergy & Immunology, a peer-reviewed...

2006-07-28 19:29:03

By Michelle Rizzo NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vocal cord dysfunction is often misdiagnosed as asthma, according to a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Dr. Miles M. Weinberger, of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and colleagues identified 49 patients between the ages of 8 and 25 years who were diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction from 1989 to 2002. Of the 49 patients, 41 had previously been diagnosed with asthma. The researchers confirmed the asthma...

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