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FeNO may help diagnose cough variant asthma

November 25, 2019
HOUSTON Forced exhaled nitric oxide, or FeNO, may be useful for diagnosing cough variant asthma in patients with chronic cough who have…

In the Journals

Chronic cough in asthma linked to more severe disease

July 30, 2019
Among patients with asthma, those with chronic cough vs. without chronic cough had worse respiratory symptoms, more health care use, lower lung…

In the Journals

New AF may signal sepsis onset

July 25, 2019
Links between new-onset atrial fibrillation and mortality suggest that the condition may serve as a measure of cardiac dysfunction during sepsis…

In the Journals

Cough-sound analyzer app shows potential as diagnostic tool for pediatric respiratory diseases

June 13, 2019
A novel automated cough-sound analyzer technology incorporated in a smartphone app shows potential as a high-level diagnostic aid in the assessment…

In the Journals

Subfreezing air as cough trigger may signal asthma in chronic cough

May 16, 2019
People whose cough triggers include subfreezing air, along with other factors, may point to the presence of asthma in those with chronic cough…

Guest Editorial

Pediatric Pulmonology: Part 1

Pediatric Annals, March 2019, Volume 48 Issue 3
The term “asthma” was first used by Hippocrates in 460 BC to describe panting and respiratory distress. Hippocrates is also credited with describing…

Special Issue Article

Contemplating Chronic Cough in Children

Pediatric Annals, March 2019, Volume 48 Issue 3
Chronic cough is one of the most common reasons children seek care from their pediatrician. A cough can be distressing both to the patient and family…

In the Journals

Antibiotics effectively treat pediatric wet cough

August 21, 2018
Antibiotics are an appropriate and effective option for the treatment of wet or productive cough in children, with literature supporting the use of…

FDA expands opioid safety warnings on cough, cold medications

January 11, 2018
The FDA is attempting to combat pediatric exposure to cough and cold medicines containing opioids by requiring changes to safety labeling on these…

In the Journals

Adult survivors of childhood cancer at increased risk for late pulmonary complications

October 5, 2016
Survivors of childhood cancer face pulmonary complications long after initial diagnosis, resulting in limited daily activity and poorer quality of…

In the Journals

Airway-centered fibroelastosis identified as distinct entity

February 12, 2016
Researchers in France identified progressive airway-centered disease as a distinct entity occurring in non-smoking women aged between 40 and 60…

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Swallowing therapy appropriate for chronic aspiration in those with normal airway anatomy

November 30, 2015
Children who aspirated thin or thickened liquids achieved resolution of swallowing dysfunction after a year of therapy, according to study results…

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Pregabalin plus speech pathology treatment benefits patients with chronic refractory cough

November 19, 2015
The addition of the centrally acting neuromodulator pregabalin to speech pathology treatment significantly improved symptoms of chronic refractory…


Pro-Con Debate: Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis as a Cause of Chronic Cough in Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2015, Volume 44 Issue 8
Pro: Children with chronic cough present a diagnostic challenge. Protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) is a chronic, persistent bacterial infection…

Healthy Baby/Healthy Child

Clinical Evaluation of Chronic Cough in Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2015, Volume 44 Issue 8
Cough is a common complaint in pediatrics, and accounts for many visits to the pediatrician for evaluation. Cough can be disruptive at school and…

Meeting News Coverage

Researchers call for long-term surveillance of esophageal cancer survivors

April 30, 2015
SEATTLE — A relatively high percentage of patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer achieve 5-year survival, but a small percentage…

In the Journals

Indoor air quality impacts respiratory health of nursing home residents

March 17, 2015
The indoor air quality of nursing homes has the potential to negatively impact the respiratory health of elderly people residing in the homes…

In the Journals

Children's exposure to parental smoking increased respiratory risks in adulthood

September 16, 2014
Childhood exposure to parental smoking significantly increased the risk for respiratory symptoms into young adult life, according to recent study…

In the Journals

Chronic nonspecific isolated cough did not recur in most children

June 24, 2014
Chronic nonspecific isolated cough did not recur in 71% of children, while the minority of children were diagnosed with asthma, according to study…

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S. pneumoniae remains significant cause of chronic sinusitis

May 1, 2014
Despite effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, Streptococcus pneumoniae is still an important pathogen in chronic sinusitis among children…

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