Journal article

Classification of Cough as a Symptom in Adults and Management Algorithms CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

Richard S Irwin, Cynthia L French, Anne B Chang, Kenneth W Altman

CHEST | ELSEVIER | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We performed systematic reviews using the population, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) format to answer the following key clinical question: Are the CHEST 2006 classifications of acute, subacute and chronic cough and associated management algorithms in adults that were based on durations of cough useful? METHODS: We used the CHEST Expert Cough Panel's protocol for the systematic reviews and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) methodological guidelines and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation framework. Data from the systematic reviews in conjunction with patient values and preferences and the clinical context were used to form re..

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