Journal article

Treatment of Unexplained Chronic Cough CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

Peter Gibson, Gang Wang, Lorcan McGarvey, Anne E Vertigan, Kenneth W Altman, Surinder S Birring

CHEST | ELSEVIER | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Unexplained chronic cough (UCC) causes significant impairments in quality of life. Effective assessment and treatment approaches are needed for UCC. METHODS: This systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) asked: What is the efficacy of treatment compared with usual care for cough severity, cough frequency, and cough-related quality of life in patients with UCC? Studies of adults and adolescents aged > 12 years with a chronic cough of > 8 weeks' duration that was unexplained after systematic investigation and treatment were included and assessed for relevance and quality. Based on the systematic review, guideline suggestions were developed and voted on by using the ..

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