Navigation Links
Health Woes Not Always to Blame for Chronic Cough
Date:4/18/2008

In many cases, treating an illness doesn't ease the problem, experts say

FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- The widespread belief that chronic cough is only connected to other conditions is hampering the development of new treatments, according to a paper by U.K. researchers.

It's one of two studies on chronic cough published in this week's issue of The Lancet. Both papers are by the same authors: Kian Fan Chung of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London; and Ian Pavord, of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

In the first paper, the authors provided information on chronic cough, which is defined as a cough lasting longer than eight weeks. The condition, which affects 9 percent to 33 percent of the population in many areas of Europe and the United States, is often associated with cigarette smoking. Compared to non-smokers or ex-smokers, smokers are three times more likely to have chronic cough.

Acute infections, chronic infections, airway diseases, tumors, foreign bodies, cardiovascular diseases, and heart drugs such as ACE inhibitors are among the other causes of chronic cough, which is one of the most common reasons why people see a family doctor. Chronic cough accounts for 10 percent to 38 percent of respiratory outpatient practice in the United States, the experts wrote.

"Doctors should always work towards a clear diagnosis, considering common and rare illnesses. In some patients, no cause is identified, leading to the diagnosis of idiopathic cough," they noted.

They said the many causes of chronic cough, plus the cough reflex itself, could cause inflammation or tissue remodeling. This could cause an enhanced cough reflex, which could maintain chronic cough through a positive feedback process.

"Effective control of cough requires not only controlling the disease causing the cough but also desensitization of cough pathways," the authors co
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
3. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
4. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
5. Health care incentive model offers collaborative approach
6. Loneliness is bad for your health
7. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
8. Green Tea May Brew Up Healthier Skin
9. For Health Info, Women Often Turn to the Web
10. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
11. U.S. Research Funding Continues to Flatten as U.S. Health Costs Climb - in August 31 Science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Health Woes Not Always to Blame for Chronic Cough
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 RBS Reputation Management has ... Book. The service is to help those individuals and ... them on Scam Book. The service would push down the ... Scam Book complaints fully invisible on Google. , RBS ... , On being asked how company can provide guarantee of ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 A home should be a ... if unaddressed. That’s why Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to ... Council suggests taking the following safety measures: , Kitchen, ... in their original containers, and keep them away from food. ... bracket near an exit. , Bathroom , ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... has caused disease outbreaks across the Arabian Peninsula and ... has claimed the lives of several hundred people since ... have been puzzled over how easily the pathogen spreads ... led by virologists from the University of Bonn have ... the rate of human transmission is low. Still, a ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Glendale Botox experts at Glenoaks Laser Center are ... of September. This special offer features 10 free units of ... can take advantage of this special offer to completely transform ... work with patients to determine if Botox or Juvederm is ... , Botox is a treatment made from the botulinum toxin. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 VHA Central Atlantic recognized ... in clinical care, honoring nine facilities for meeting or ... , “At Novant Health, providing quality, affordable healthcare for ... Tom Zweng, MD, executive vice president and chief medical ... a remarkable experience for each and every one of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:RBS Reputation Management Announces a New Online Reputation Management Service 2Health News:Improve Home Safety with Tips from Amica Insurance 2Health News:MERS: Low transmissibility, dangerous illness 2Health News:MERS: Low transmissibility, dangerous illness 3Health News:Glenoaks Laser Center is Now Offering a Special Promotion on Botox for the Month of September 2Health News:Novant Health Recognized for Excellence in Clinical Care 2Health News:Novant Health Recognized for Excellence in Clinical Care 3
... Million Required for Immediate Needs, NEW YORK, May ... China in a generation, news of its full impact ... trickling in at a,painfully slow speed., According to ... personnel by parachute from the air. The agency also ...
... obesity is a key culprit, study says , , WEDNESDAY, May ... in childhood, and that means preventive measures must be embraced ... Two of the biggest threats to heart health that trace ... official high blood pressure reading of 140/90 -- and obesity. ...
... May 14 AlphaMed Press, publisher of ... Oncologist, has,promoted George Kendall Vice President, Operations ... ), Ann Murphy, AlphaMed,s president, ... journals, Stem Cells and The Oncologist, and ...
... Charles (Charlie),Goldstein was honored with the first California ... at his home in Los Angeles,surrounded by family, ... passed away the following night. He was 87 ... The CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award was recently established ...
... Care, WASHINGTON, May 14 The nation,s leading,organization ... on Aging to look to assisted living providers for ... Richard Grimes, the CEO and President of the Assisted ... as it launched,hearings on the impact on Americans of ...
... Association (AVMA) declared a preliminary victory on several ... and pledging to,continue working toward the implementation of ... joint U.S. House of Representatives and,Senate conference committee, ... health that ranges from food safety protection and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UNICEF Rushing Medical Supplies, Tents, Clean Water to Children Affected by Powerful Earthquake in China 2Health News:Heart Disease Starts Early in Life 2Health News:Heart Disease Starts Early in Life 3Health News:AlphaMed Press Names George Kendall Vice President, Operations and Business Development 2Health News:The California Dental Association Foundation Presents Inaugural Humanitarian Award to USC Mobile Dental Clinics Champion Charles M. Goldstein, DDS, MPH 2Health News:The California Dental Association Foundation Presents Inaugural Humanitarian Award to USC Mobile Dental Clinics Champion Charles M. Goldstein, DDS, MPH 3Health News:Assisted Living Industry Looks at Future of Alzheimer's 2Health News:AVMA Declares Preliminary Victory on Farm Bill Provisions 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... CHENGDU, China , Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... TPI ), a pharmaceutical company that specializes ... branded generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today ... the Company,s Qionglai Facility (QLF). ... Manufacturing Practice (GMP) dataset for China Food & ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... SALT LAKE CITY , Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ ... in 2000 by service academy graduates, has published a ... its concentrated, three-day Leadership Excellence Course . In ... the  Leadership Excellence Course to Albuquerque , ... Tucson . Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/140814 ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Aug. 28, 2014 Nonin Medical, Inc., the ... noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that the Food and ... OEM/eHealth finger pulse oximeter for use in ... plugs into a telemedicine hub or kiosk through a ... in pediatric to adult patients. The Model 3231 received ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TPI Submits Dataset for GMP Inspection at Qionglai Facility (QLF) 2Academy Leaders Publishes Case Study on Work with Global Pharmaceutical Company 2Academy Leaders Publishes Case Study on Work with Global Pharmaceutical Company 3Academy Leaders Publishes Case Study on Work with Global Pharmaceutical Company 4Academy Leaders Publishes Case Study on Work with Global Pharmaceutical Company 5Nonin Medical Announces FDA Clearance of Nonin Model 3231 USB Pulse Oximeter 2
... N.J., May 03, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Alpharma ... pharmaceutical company,through its Pharmaceuticals Division, this ... study of its investigational,abuse-deterrent, extended-release opioid ... the American Pain Society in Washington, ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Genelabs Technologies, Inc. announced today that ... International Conference on Antiviral,Research being held in ... virus (HCV) polymerase inhibitor,discovered by Genelabs. , ... D. Roberts,Ph.D., Director of Medicinal Chemistry at ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Alpharma Presents Positive Pharmacokinetic Study Results of Its,Investigational Abuse-Deterrent, Extended-Release Opioid 2Alpharma Presents Positive Pharmacokinetic Study Results of Its,Investigational Abuse-Deterrent, Extended-Release Opioid 3Alpharma Presents Positive Pharmacokinetic Study Results of Its,Investigational Abuse-Deterrent, Extended-Release Opioid 4Genelabs Technologies Announces Presentation of Data on,Non-Nucleoside HCV Polymerase Inhibitor at 20th International,Conference on Antiviral Research Meeting 2Genelabs Technologies Announces Presentation of Data on,Non-Nucleoside HCV Polymerase Inhibitor at 20th International,Conference on Antiviral Research Meeting 3
... bleeding time devices provides the choice of ... for children and Surgicutt Newborn for newborns. ... to perfect the bleeding time test and ... have previously hindered test standardization. The device ...
... The revolutionary new design of the ... use. Every feature has been designed with ... for easy removal to the ergonomic thumb-groove ... linear tracked lance makes minimizing pain possible. ...
The Stat-Let lines of disposable lancets are all designed with the goals of providing a safe and easy to achieve capillary blood sampling. All of our lancets can be used by most current models of lan...
Lancets are the fine needles used with a lancing device to draw a blood sample for glucose testing. To make testing less painful, we developed lancets with extra-thin tips....
Medicine Products: