Chronic Cough Related to Acute Viral Bronchiolitis in Children CHEST Expert Panel Report
Anne B Chang, John J Oppenheimer, Bruce K Rubin, Miles Weinberger, Richard S Irwin
Chest | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Acute bronchiolitis is common in young children, and some children develop chronic cough after their bronchiolitis. We thus undertook systematic reviews based on key questions (KQs) using the PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) format. The KQs were: Among children with chronic cough (> 4 weeks) after acute viral bronchiolitis, how effective are the following interventions in improving the resolution of cough?: (1) Antibiotics. If so what type and for how long? (2) Asthma medications (inhaled steroids, beta2 agonist, montelukast); and (3) Inhaled osmotic agents like hypertonic saline? METHODS: We used the CHEST expert cough panel's protocol and the American Colleg..View full abstract
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A. B. C. is supported by an NHMRC practitioner fellowship [Grant 1058213] and holds multiple grants awarded from the NHMRC related to diseases associated with pediatric cough and acute bronchiolitis. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC.