Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Cough.

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Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Cough.

Med Clin North Am. 2014 May;98(3):391-403

Authors: Terasaki G, Paauw DS

Chronic cough is a common and frustrating problem for patients and health care providers that can result in a range of physical and psychological complications including exhaustion, urinary incontinence, vomiting, depression, and social isolation. A step-wise empiric approach to treatment will increase the likelihood of a successful resolution of the cough. Even with current treatment protocols, a subset of patients will continue to have chronic cough without a diagnosis. As understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic cough evolves particularly around the concept of cough reflex hypersensitivity, future research should lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for this challenging problem.

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