Leader of this group:
PhD MD Hege Havstad Clemm
ILO - Induced Laryngeal Obstruction
ILO is a condition that leads to narrowing of the throat. Under distress, for example caused by exercise, the laryngeal structures can start blocking the airway during inspiration.
This results in difficulty breathing, and in some cases a wheezing sound. Narrowing of the throat peaks at maximum distress, and ends shortly after.
ILO is often described as VCD (vocal cord dysfunction), but VCD may only be a part of this problem.
ILO is often confused with asthma, but may co-exist.
The management group of Bergen ILO Group and project HelpILO
Members starting from left in the image:
Continuous Laryngeal Exercise - test
When conducting a CLE-test, we monitor the larynx while the patient is doing a full Cardiopulmonary Exercise test (CPET).
We are able to monitor the larynx by inserting a thin laryngoscope through a mask, via the nose, providing a good view of the larynx.
Some ongoing studies
Physical function among children born extremely premature
The WestPaed Research at the children’s clinic, Haukeland University Hospital, are following three population-based cohorts of children born extremely prematurely between 1982-1985, 1991-1992 and 1999-2000.
The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence and consequences of paresis of the recurrent laryngeal nerve after PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) surgery in those children.
EILO at the Bike World Championship in 2017 :
Timeline of Bergen ILO Group
Bergen EILO-group started research on EILO in 1997, with prof. Ola Røksund, prof. Thomas Halvorsen, prof. John-Helge Heimdal and prof. Britt Skadberg.