TITLE

COUGH

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii70
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents various studies related to cough. Chronic cough is an inflammatory condition of the airways and inhaled steroids are often used empirically as a therapeutic trial. The aim of this study was to determine if non-invasive tests of airway inflammation, such as induced sputum cell counts, exhaled nitric oxide (NO) and exhaled carbon monoxide as well as nasal NO can predict a successful response to inhaled steroid treatment. Cough is commonly associated with symptoms of asthma. However, there is conflicting evidence as to whether cough and bronchoconstriction are directly related.
ACCESSION #
12965141

 

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