An Introduction to Chronic Cough
Chronic cough is defined as a cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks. It can seriously impair quality of life. Frequent causes include allergies, asthma, bronchitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease and lung disease. Chronic cough remains a challenge to diagnose and manage clinically, although advances in our scientific understanding of chronic cough have been made in the last decade. Novel therapeutic agents are currently in development and clinical trial results are proving promising for the treatment of this common condition.
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Jacky Smith, ATS 2021: Findings from the COUGH-1 and COUGH-2 Study Data
We were delighted to talk with Professor Jacky Smith (School of Biological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK) around cough frequency with gefapixant in patients with chronic cough. The abstract ‘Objective Cough Frequency with Gefapixant in Chronic Cough: A Pooled Analysis of Two Phase 3 Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trials (COUGH-1 and COUGH-2).’ was presented […]
Alyn Morice, AAAAI 2021: Results from COUGH-1 and COUGH-2
TouchRESPIRATORY got the opportunity to catch up with Alyn Morice (University of Hull, Castle Hill Hospital, Yorkshire, UK) around the unmet needs and treatment of patients with chronic cough (Clinical Trial Identifier: NCT03449134 & NCT03449147). The abstract ‘Cough Triggers and Symptoms Among Patients with Refractory or Unexplained Chronic Cough in Two Phase 3 Trials of […]
Krishna Sundar, CHEST 2020 – Chronic Cough and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
We discuss with Krishna Sundar (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA) the association between chronic cough and obstructive sleep apnea. Questions Could you tell us a little about the association between chronic cough and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? (0:05) What were the aims and design of your recent study investigating CPAP therapy for patients with […]
Antonio Spanevello, ERS 2020 – Chronic Refractory Cough
Editorial Board member, Prof. Antonio Spanevello (University of Insurbria, Varese, Italy), spoke with us about chronic cough and its management. Questions 1. When is cough defined as chronic in adults? (0:29) 2. May chronic cough be due to any identifiable causes? (1:12) 3. When is chronic cough defined as ‘chronic refractory cough’ or ‘chronic idiopathic […]
Philippe Gevaert, EAACI Digital Congress 2020: Targeting Endotypes in Severe Airway Disease
Following his presentation at the EAACI annual meeting, we were delighted to talk with Prof. Dr. Philippe Gevaert (University of Ghent, Belgium) about targeted endotype therapeutics in severe airway disease. Questions 1. What are the major unmet needs in the treatment of severe airway disease? (0:04) 2. Could you give is a brief overview of […]
Jaclyn Ann Smith, EAACI Digital Congress 2020 – Mechanism and Burden of Chronic Cough
Following an excellent presentation at the EAACI Digital Congress 2020, we caught up with Jacklyn Ann Smith (University of Manchester, UK) to discuss the mechanisms of chronic cough and the burden the condition can have on patients. Questions 1.What are the major mechanisms involved in chronic cough? (0:07) 2.Could you tell us little about the […]
Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome – A Major Advance in the Understanding of Chronic Cough
European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. 2018;4(1):19–20 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/ERPD.2018.4.1.19
Q. What is the difference between chronic cough and cough hypersensitivity syndrome? Chronic cough is a clinical condition that is defined as cough lasting for at least 8 weeks.2 This definition is used to enable clinicians to trigger a series of steps to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be causing the cough, for example […]
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