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Novel Method to Diagnose Breathing Problems in Swimmers

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on March 14, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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 Novel Method to Diagnose Breathing Problems in Swimmers

Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) is a common and often overlooked cause of exertional breathlessness. It is often a cause of respiratory symptoms in athletes and is particularly prevalent in swimmers.

A new report reveals a method to accurately diagnose this condition, using a flexible laryngoscope.

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Confirming a diagnosis of EILO requires visualizing movement of the larynx during intense exercise. In this latest report, investigators used waterproof tape to secure a laryngoscope to the nose, along with a modified swim cap and a laryngoscope cable that was suspended above the water and connected to a monitor.

The recorded laryngoscopic video provided stable, high-quality diagnostic images of the larynx during exercise, without disrupting swim strokes or breathing.
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"This is a major step forward to help us accurately diagnose breathing problems in swimmers. EILO is a very common cause of breathing problems during swimming and is so often misdiagnosed and mistreated as asthma," said Dr. James Hull, senior author of The Laryngoscope article.

Source: Eurekalert
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