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

ERS/ELS/ACCP Task Force on Inducible Laryngeal Obstructions

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-450
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Respiratory Review
Issue number137
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes


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