Journal article

Symptomatic Treatment of Cough Among Adult Patients With Lung Cancer CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

Alex Molassiotis, Jaclyn A Smith, Peter Mazzone, Fiona Blackhall, Richard S Irwin

CHEST | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cough among patients with lung cancer is a common but often undertreated symptom. We used a 2015 Cochrane systematic review, among other sources of evidence, to update the recommendations and suggestions of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) 2006 guideline on this topic. METHODS: The CHEST methodologic guidelines and the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation framework were used. The Expert Cough Panel based their recommendations on data from the Cochrane systematic review on the topic, uncontrolled studies, case studies, and the clinical context. Final grading was reached by consensus according to the Delphi method. RESULTS: The Cochran..

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Grants

Awarded by NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE


Awarded by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH


Awarded by Cancer Research UK


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors have reported to CHEST the following: A. M. reports grants and honoraria from MSD Merck. J. A. S. is a named inventor on a patent owned by the University Hospital of South Manchester, which describes novel techniques for detecting cough from sound recordings; this patent is licensed to a medical device company, but J. A. S. has not received any financial rewards as a result. None declared (P. M., F. B., R. S. I.). Moreover, although R. S. I. is the Editor in Chief of CHEST, the review and all editorial decisions regarding this manuscript were made independently by others.