Journal article

Cough Due to TB and Other Chronic Infections CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

Stephen K Field, Patricio Escalante, Dina A Fisher, Belinda Ireland, Richard S Irwin, Stuart Mazzone

CHEST | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: Cough is common in pulmonary TB and other chronic respiratory infections. Identifying features that predict whether pulmonary TB is the cause would help target appropriate individuals for rapid and cost-effective screening, potentially limiting disease progression and preventing transmission to others. METHODS: A systematic literature search for individual studies to answer eight key questions (KQs) was conducted according to established Chest Organization methods by using the following databases: MEDLINE via PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from January 1, 1984, to April 2014. Searches for KQ 1 and KQ 3 were updated in February 2016. An upd..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors have reported to CHEST the following: S. K. F. has no financial conflicts of interest regarding the contents of this article. However, he has received clinical trial research funding from Boehringer-Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Insmed Synertec, and Novartis and advisory board/speaker bureau fees from Boehringer-Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novartis. R. S. I. has no financial or intellectual conflicts of interest regarding the content of this article. 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. None declared (P. E., D. A. F., B. I.).