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Adult and paediatric cough guidelines: Ready for an overhaul?

Overview of attention for article published in Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, December 2015
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Title
Adult and paediatric cough guidelines: Ready for an overhaul?
Published in
Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, December 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.pupt.2015.01.007
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Authors

Surinder S. Birring, Joanne Kavanagh, Kefang Lai, Anne B. Chang

Abstract

Cough is one of the most common reasons that patients seek medical attention. Cough guidelines from numerous countries and societies are available to assist the clinician to investigate and manage patients with cough. We review some of the recent progress in the field of cough that may lead to revision of these guidelines. In adults with chronic cough, new causes such as obstructive sleep apnoea have been identified. A new terminology, cough hypersensitivity syndrome (CHS), has been proposed for patients with chronic cough, which emphasises cough reflex hypersensitivity as a key feature. New therapeutic options are now available, particularly for patients with refractory or idiopathic chronic cough, which include gabapentin, speech pathology management and morphine. There has been great progress in the assessment of cough with the development of validated quality of life questionnaires and cough frequency monitoring tools. In children, common aetiologies differ from adults and those managed according to guidelines have better outcomes compared to usual care. New diagnostic entities such as protracted bacterial bronchitis have been described. Paediatric-specific cough assessment tools such as the Parent/Child Quality of Life Questionnaire will help improve the assessment of patients. Further research is necessary to improve the evidence base for future clinical guideline recommendations. Guidelines in future should also aim to reach a wider audience that includes primary care physicians, non-specialists and patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Republic of 2 3%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 65 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 18%
Researcher 10 15%
Other 8 12%
Student > Postgraduate 8 12%
Professor 5 7%
Other 18 26%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 56%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Engineering 1 1%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 9 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 March 2015.
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#9,731,628
of 15,295,445 outputs
Outputs from Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
#345
of 600 outputs
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#121,085
of 220,527 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
#8
of 26 outputs
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