Therapy for cough: Where does it fall short?

Chang, Anne B. (2011) Therapy for cough: Where does it fall short?. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 5 4: 503-513. doi:10.1586/ers.11.35

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Author Chang, Anne B.
Title Therapy for cough: Where does it fall short?
Journal name Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-6348
Publication date 2011-08-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1586/ers.11.35
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 503
End page 513
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Expert Reviews
Language eng
Abstract Studies on cough have come a long way but many shortfalls still exist. These shortfalls can be attributed to: the lack of randomized controlled studies with a focus on cough; studies not using robust cough outcome measures, poor definition of target groups in studies and guidelines, the lack of safe and efficacious treatments; difficulty in defining etiological factors, and the lack of data on the predictors of response to therapies for cough dominant etiologies. Addressing shortfalls in cough therapy that focuses on improving the lives of people with cough requires a systematic approach that includes better medications, high quality studies, improved multidisciplinary guidelines and education (of both health professionals and patients). To achieve new cough therapeutics requires an improved understanding of cough in humans (i.e., not just in animals). Development of new medications without substantial adverse events is long awaited for cough.
Keyword Adults
Clinical studies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 490321
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Issue section: "Perspective"

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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