Journal article

Treatment of Interstitial Lung Disease Associated Cough CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

Surinder S Birring, Joanne E Kavanagh, Richard S Irwin, Karina A Keogh, Kaiser G Lim, Jay H Ryu

CHEST | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: Chronic cough in interstitial lung disease (ILD) causes significant impairment in quality of life. Effective treatment approaches are needed for cough associated with ILD. METHODS: This systematic review asked: Is there evidence of clinically relevant treatment effects for therapies for cough in ILD? Studies of adults aged > 18 years with a chronic cough ≥ 8 weeks' duration were included and assessed for relevance and quality. Based on the systematic review, guideline suggestions were developed and voted on by using CHEST guideline methodology. RESULTS: Eight randomized controlled trials and two case series (≥ 10 patients) were included that reported data on patients with idiopat..

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