Coughing Triggered by Mechanical Stimulation Suggests New Type of Cough Sensitization

July 28th 2022, 8:34pm


Mechanical stimulation, including finger pressure on discrete areas of the chest wall and neck, triggered reproducible coughing in about 50% of patients with chronic cough, indicating that chronic cough may be caused by the central convergence of somatic and visceral neural stimuli.

Social Media Exposure to Tobacco Content Associated With Increased Tobacco Use

July 23rd 2022, 7:13pm


People exposed to tobacco content on social media were more likely to report tobacco use than those who were not, according to a recent meta-analysis. The investigators called for regulation of social media marketing in the tobacco industry.

Vaccine Candidate Effective in Preventing Against RSV, Phase 2a Study Finds

July 19th 2022, 3:50pm


Results from a phase 2a study show that a bivalent prefusion F vaccine was effective against symptomatic respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection and viral shedding, with no identified safety concerns.

Reduced Lung Function Linked to High Levels of Ambient, Household Air Pollution

July 10th 2022, 1:32pm


The study is one of the first to analyze the negative impact of particulate matter and the use of biomass fuel on lung function for young adults in lower–middle income countries.

Age, Sex, Kidney Disease Predict Mortality for Patients Hospitalized With Respiratory Diseases

July 7th 2022, 2:15pm


A recent study found that older age, male sex, residence in a long-term care home, and chronic kidney disease were shared predictors of increased mortality for patients hospitalized with influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, or SARS-CoV-2.

ED Visits, Hospitalizations 22% Higher Among Cannabis Users

July 1st 2022, 7:09pm


Emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations were 22% higher among cannabis users, with acute trauma and respiratory-related reasons as the primary causes for emergency care.

RSV Linked With Hospital Mortality Rates Typically Seen With the Flu

June 28th 2022, 10:40am


Patients with respiratory syncytial virus infection (RSV) were also more likely to have underlying chronic respiratory conditions and other comorbidities, according to a recent study looking at people hospitalized in ICUs.

Identifying Consistent Characteristics Among Patients With Refractory, Unexplained Chronic Cough

June 24th 2022, 7:56pm


Individuals with refractory or unexplained chronic cough had characteristics consistent of those with chronic cough in general, including cough duration, severity, and 24-hour frequency.

Researchers Analyze Long-term Symptoms of COVID-19, Pneumonia, Flu

June 17th 2022, 9:57pm


COVID-19 may not be the only respiratory infection that can result in chronic symptoms afterward.

Dr Roxana Siles: QOL Improves Greatly From Effective Chronic Cough Treatment

June 14th 2022, 4:28pm


Roxana Siles, MD, FAAAAI, staff in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at Cleveland Clinic and codirector of the Asthma Center at Cleveland Clinic, address the impact of effective treatments of chronic cough on patient quality of life (QOL).