Navigation Links
Chronic Cough Responds to Epilepsy Drug, Study Finds
Date:8/28/2012

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A drug commonly used to control epileptic seizures and pain, gabapentin, also appears to ease hard-to-treat chronic coughs, a new study says.

Chronic cough affects 11 percent to 16 percent of the population, the researchers report. The exact cause is unknown, but it might relate to a malfunction in a part of the brain that causes coughing. Gabapentin works by suppressing that "cough center," they said.

"It is effective and well-tolerated, and may provide significant relief and respite from such a physically and psychologically disabling condition," said lead researcher Nicole Ryan, a clinical research scientist at the University of Newcastle in Australia. "Gabapentin is a real treatment option for people with refractory chronic cough, especially for those with features of central sensitization."

People with this kind of cough feel the need to cough when there is no cough stimulus present. It's thought that neurons in the central nervous system fire off unnecessarily.

The report is published online Aug. 28 in The Lancet.

For the study, Ryan's team evaluated 52 people with chronic cough that had not responded to other treatments to. All had had their cough two months or longer and were randomly assigned to take gabapentin or placebo.

Over 10 weeks, the researchers measured the effect of treatment using a questionnaire that scores the physical, social and psychological impact of the cough. They also assessed the frequency and severity of the cough.

People taking gabapentin had a significant improvement in quality of life, cough severity and frequency of cough compared with those taking placebo, Ryan's group found.

After eight weeks, nearly three-quarters of people taking gabapentin reported improved cough scores, compared with 46 percent of those taking placebo.

The benefit of gabapentin, ho
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Chronicling pink slimes fall from grace
2. Adjusting Your Attitude About Chronic Pain May Help You Sleep
3. Chronic cocaine use triggers changes in brains neuron structure
4. Chronic Heartburn May Boost Risk for Esophageal Cancer
5. Should oxygen be used for patients with chronic heart failure?
6. Researchers identify a life-and-death molecule on chronic leukemia cells
7. Understanding the links between inflammation and chronic disease
8. Marker distinguishes more-aggressive from less-aggressive forms of chronic leukemia
9. Study examines chronic inflammation in oral cavity and HPV status of head and neck cancers
10. Recent Report Reveals Dramatic Increase in Chronic Disease in Pets
11. Analysis of KRYSTEXXA phase III data demonstrates improved health-related quality of life and physical function in refractory chronic gout patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Chronic Cough Responds to Epilepsy Drug, Study Finds
(Date:11/24/2014)... UK (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 ... Massaggi , London's pre-eminent pain-relief service and massage ... Emmett Sports Massage (ESM). This newest sports ... , The key difference between traditional sports massage ... to access the body's very own "reset button,” ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Westbury, New York (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 ... recently contacted by the Family and Children's Association ... products such as soap, shampoo, mouthwash and other such ... senior citizens who are home bound, living in nursing ... are intended to greatly enhance the well being of ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... November 24, 2014 The typical American ... the wrong ingredients. Consistently consuming a diet high in ... stores of excess fat that typically accumulate around the ... rearing its ugly head in the form of love ... dieters make the decision to rid themselves of the ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... N Y, New York (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 ... firm, announced today that it has received national Tier recognition ... “Best Law Firms.” Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique ... , “We are very proud to receive this honor and ... firm has made this important honor and ranking possible,” said ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 The ... H2, 2014" provides data on the Aspergillosis clinical ... data relating to the clinical trials on Aspergillosis. ... and their recruitment status as per the site ... offers a preliminary coverage of disease clinical trials ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sports Massage in London by Massaggi Presents New Technique to Reset Muscles, Rapidly Eliminate Pain 2Health News:Sports Massage in London by Massaggi Presents New Technique to Reset Muscles, Rapidly Eliminate Pain 3Health News:The Holiday Inn Westbury - Long Island gives back to the local Long Island community, and also goes beyond borders to assist those in need during the 2014 Holiday Season 2Health News:The Holiday Inn Westbury - Long Island gives back to the local Long Island community, and also goes beyond borders to assist those in need during the 2014 Holiday Season 3Health News:Ketogenic Diet is the Perfect Solution for Diet Doc Patients Who Want to Learn How to Lose Weight over the Holidays 2Health News:Ketogenic Diet is the Perfect Solution for Diet Doc Patients Who Want to Learn How to Lose Weight over the Holidays 3Health News:Ketogenic Diet is the Perfect Solution for Diet Doc Patients Who Want to Learn How to Lose Weight over the Holidays 4Health News:U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Names Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. a 2015 Tier 1 Ranking Firm 2Health News:Aspergillosis Pipeline and Clinical Trials Market (Compnies and Drugs) Review H2 2014 Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Aspergillosis Pipeline and Clinical Trials Market (Compnies and Drugs) Review H2 2014 Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Aspergillosis Pipeline and Clinical Trials Market (Compnies and Drugs) Review H2 2014 Report at ReportsnReports.com 4
... ... release and expression, and now it has been fine-tuned to deliver mental rejuvenation through brainwave ... ... it can be difficult for the average person to relax or even get things done. ...
... ... Transactions & Industry Readiness for New HIPAA 5010 Format , ... (PRWEB) June 21, 2010 -- CapSite™ Consulting, ... Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Study. The study represents a strategic analysis of the ...
... ... Storage Capacity for Ambient, Cold Storage and Controlled Drugs., , ... (PRWEB) June 21, 2010 -- Almac has ... Headquarters. Increased storage space was sparked by current trends and forecasts in the ...
... Known ... has been working with two leaders in Colombia’s building sector to help them improve ... to reference the Code Council’s International Plumbing Code as their code of reference will ... ...
... ... The Verdin Company announced today it has acquired Canterbury International, a ... manufacturing architectural site furnishings. The Verdin Company, based in Cincinnati, ... bells, carillons, bell and clock towers, glockenspiels, and other musical instruments.,Canterbury ...
... ... The biggest disservice a dog owner can do to their dog, is ... behavior problems either from their young puppy or adult dog. Unable to ... a sense of hopelessness, the sad decision is made to "surrender" the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Reinvent your Mental State With Brainwave Entrainment Relaxation Music 2Health News:Reinvent your Mental State With Brainwave Entrainment Relaxation Music 3Health News:Reinvent your Mental State With Brainwave Entrainment Relaxation Music 4Health News:2010 U.S. Revenue Cycle Management Study 2Health News:Almac's US Headquarters Will Address Capacity Demand for Clinical Supplies 2Health News:ICC Assists Colombian Stakeholders to Upgrade Plumbing Code 2Health News:ICC Assists Colombian Stakeholders to Upgrade Plumbing Code 3Health News:The Verdin Company Acquires Canterbury International, an industry leader in architectural site furnishings for over 50 years 2Health News:The Verdin Company Acquires Canterbury International, an industry leader in architectural site furnishings for over 50 years 3Health News:Maryland In Home Dog Training Service has a Mission to Keep "Dogs with Behavior Problems" Out of the Animal Shelters 2Health News:Maryland In Home Dog Training Service has a Mission to Keep "Dogs with Behavior Problems" Out of the Animal Shelters 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... VIENNA, Va. , Nov. 21, 2014 ... that operates in Southern California , ... remote caregiving technology. Alta will be providing the innovative ... homecare services. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141121/160143LOGO ... key to providing the kind of affordable 24/7 care ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014   Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ... is scheduled to present at the Biotech Showcase™ 2015 ... on January 12-14, 2015. ... Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, will present preclinical and clinical data ... exhibits anti-inflammatory pharmacological characteristics. Dr. Mullan will outline the ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX ... consumables for the medical, research, and veterinary markets worldwide ... research markets in the United States ... agreement to acquire 100% of QCR & Trio Diagnostics ... distribution organization. The transaction closed on November 17, 2014. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alta Home Care, Inc. and BeClose Partner to Enable Seniors to Remain in Their Homes Safely and Securely 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Biotech Showcase 2015 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Biotech Showcase 2015 3Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Biotech Showcase 2015 4Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 2Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 4
... 4, 2011 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced ... North America beyond physician offices and outpatient clinics with the ... and reference laboratories. The new line is expected to be ... regulatory approval and other requirements. Roche Diagnostics ...
... CLEMENTE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 ReShape Medical®, Inc. ... and chief executive officer.  Interim CEO, Ken Charhut, will ... chairman of the board for ReShape Medical.   ... and CEO of Luminous Medical, Inc., an innovative glucose ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Roche to Expand Coagulation Testing Portfolio, Develop New Systems for Diagnostic Laboratories in US and Canada by 2014 2ReShape Medical Names Richard Thompson President and Chief Executive Officer 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: