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Eur Respir Rev. 2015 Sep;24(137):445-50. doi: 10.1183/16000617.00006513.

ERS/ELS/ACCP 2013 international consensus conference nomenclature on inducible laryngeal obstructions.

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1
Danish Paediatric Pulmonary Service, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark p.christensen@dadlnet.dk.
2
Dept of Otolaryngology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
3
Dept of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA.
4
Dept of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
5
Dept of Otolaryngology, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
6
Dept of Phoniatrics, Speech and Swallowing, Ear, Nose and Throat University Hospital, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
7
Dept of Pediatrics, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
8
Thoraxklinik, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.
9
Hochgebirgsklinik Davos, Clinic of Pulmonology/Allergy, Davos, Switzerland.
10
Dept of Internal Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA.
11
Dept of ORL-Head and Neck Surgery, Louvain University Hospital of Mont-Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium.
12
Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Audiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
13
Dept of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Newcastle University and Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Abstract

Individuals reporting episodes of breathing problems caused by re-occurring variable airflow obstructions in the larynx have been described in an increasing number of publications, with more than 40 different terms being used without consensus on definitions. This lack of an international consensus on nomenclature is a serious obstacle for the development of the area, as knowledge from different centres cannot be matched, pooled or readily utilised by others. Thus, an international Task Force has been created, led by the European Respiratory Society/European Laryngological Society/American College of Chest Physicians. This review describes the methods used to reach an international consensus on the subject and the resulting nomenclature, the 2013 international consensus conference nomenclature.

PMID:
26324806
DOI:
10.1183/16000617.00006513
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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