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Paradoxical vocal cord motion: an often misdiagnosed cause of postoperative stridor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15217668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This conference reports a case of acute functional airway obstruction occurring in the postoperative anesthesia care unit, which was diagnosed by fiberoptic laryngoscopy and successfully treated with intravenous midazolam after other more common causes of stridor were ruled out. The presentation, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of paradoxical vocal cord motion as it relates to the care of the postoperative patient are discussed.
Brian Larsen; Lawrence J Caruso; Douglas B Villariet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical anesthesia     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0952-8180     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Anesth     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-25     Completed Date:  2004-11-02     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812166     Medline TA:  J Clin Anesth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*,  etiology
Anesthetics, Intravenous / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Fiber Optic Technology
Laryngoscopy / methods
Lorazepam / therapeutic use
Midazolam / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Respiratory Sounds / diagnosis*,  drug effects
Vocal Cords / drug effects,  physiopathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Intravenous; 59467-70-8/Midazolam; 846-49-1/Lorazepam

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