Dr Laurie Slovarp Explains How Chronic Cough Impacts Quality of Life

December 12th 2021, 3:00pm


Chronic cough can be very debilitating to a patient's quality of life, explained Laurie Slovarp, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences at University of Montana.

Asthma Education Linked to Better 1-Year Disease Control Outcomes in Adolescents, Study Finds

December 10th 2021, 7:00pm


Participation in education sessions and frequent web-based monitoring predicted 1-year outcomes of asthma control for adolescents with partly controlled and uncontrolled asthma.

COVID-19 Not Creating Lingering Chronic Cough Impacts, Dr Peter Dicpinigaitis Says

December 6th 2021, 12:00am


Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, professor of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of the Montefiore Cough Center, discusses what he and others have seen during the pandemic in patients with chronic cough who had COVID-19.

TENS Has Potential as a Treatment for Chronic Cough, Small Study Finds

December 3rd 2021, 2:25pm


A small study found that patients with chronic cough saw improvements in symptoms following transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation treatment, with minimal adverse effects.

FeNO Values Linked to ICS Therapy Response Rates in Patients With Chronic Cough

December 2nd 2021, 6:30pm


A systematic review showed that a high fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) value before starting inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy may be associated with higher response rates in patients with chronic cough.

Potential Markers of COVID-19 Severity Found Among Patients With Chronic Airway Diseases

November 27th 2021, 7:30pm


Results of a retrospective study revealed potential markers of COVID-19 severity among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, or chronic bronchitis.

Heartburn Can Predict Acid Suppression Success in Chronic Cough, Study Finds

November 24th 2021, 8:20pm


Despite a relatively low response rate to acid suppression therapy to treat chronic cough, heartburn was a highly significant predictor of success.

Poor Nutritional Status May Predict High Pneumonia Risk in Elderly, Study Finds

November 20th 2021, 9:00pm


The prognosis was worse in patients with basic dementia or Alzheimers disease as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma.

Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness May Predict Cough-Variant Asthma in Adults With Chronic Cough

November 19th 2021, 9:00pm


The study found that cough severity and cough-related quality of life were not related to the severity of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in nonsmoking adults with cough-variant asthma.

Dr Ron Eccles on Measuring the Blinding That Happens in Chronic Cough Therapy Trials

November 9th 2021, 12:10pm


Most adverse events in trials of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) blockers for chronic cough are related to taste, which may inadvertently cause the studies to become unblinded to patients, and a way of measuring this to know the extent of the problem is needed, said Ron Eccles, BSc, PhD, DSc, emeritus professor at Cardiff University.