2016 VAM: 2802 - Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD): More Common Than You Think

Asthma is an extremely heterogeneous disease, with many clinical manifestations. Many patients with asthma experience prominent symptoms of upper airway obstruction (e.g. loss of voice, inspiratory flow limitation) and in some subjects upper airway dysfunction may be a prominent manifestation of disease.  VCD exists as a spectrum of airway and laryngeal dysfunction and should be considered in any asthma patient with worsening symptoms and loss of control.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 1.25
CE: 1.25

Credit must be claimed by May 31, 2018.  Any credit request on or after June 1, 2018 will be subject to an administrative fee.

Target Audience

Physicians
Allergists/Immunologists
Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1.  Discuss that VCD exists on a spectrum of airway disorders and is probably under-diagnosed in many patients with severe, difficult-to-control asthma
2.  Discuss a rational approach to VCD diagnosis, including characteristic features in history, physical exam and pulmonary function tests
3.  Describe an approach to VCD management via speech therapy

Additional Information

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Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.25 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
05/31/2016
Course expires: 
05/31/2018
Cost:
$15.00
Rating: 
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Gerriann Jackson, MS, CCC-SLP, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Andrej A. Petrov, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Stephen A. Tilles, MD FAAAAI, Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center, Seattle, WA

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.25 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/31/2016
Course expires: 
05/31/2018

Price

Cost:
$15.00
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