Pediatric cough: Children are not miniature adults

Chang, Anne B. (2010) Pediatric cough: Children are not miniature adults. Lung, 188 Supplement 1: S33-S40. doi:10.1007/s00408-009-9166-2

Author Chang, Anne B.
Title Pediatric cough: Children are not miniature adults
Journal name Lung   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0341-2040
Publication date 2010-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00408-009-9166-2
Volume 188
Issue Supplement 1
Start page S33
End page S40
Total pages 8
Place of publication Secaucus, NJ, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Abstract Pediatric cough-related issues, like most other conditions in particularly young children, share similarities but also have substantial important differences with adults. These can be understood from physiologically based domains simplified to (1) cough-specific, (2) general respiratory, (3) other direct systems such as the immune system, and (4) other general physiology. Among other reasons, these result in observed differences in etiology, management, and measurement of response between children and adults. For example, while empirical therapy for chronic cough is widely advocated for adults, it is not advocated for children. Indeed, there is some evidence that an empirical approach is potentially harmful; this is related to the use of medications and the delay in obtaining a correct diagnosis such as missed foreign body aspiration.
Keyword Cough
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 13 August 2009

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