Cough: Causes, Mechanisms and Therapy

Cough: Causes, Mechanisms and Therapy

Editor(s): Kian Fan Chung, John G. Widdicombe, Homer A. Boushey

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405116343

Online ISBN: 9780470755846

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755846

About this Book

Cough is the most familiar symptom of respiratory disease, and a problem which general practitioners must deal with on a daily basis. This timely volume draws together a wealth of recent research into the mechanisms, pharmacology and therapies for cough, and places these in clinical context. The text incorporates guidelines on the most common causes of cough, discusses treatments and pitfalls in management, summarizes current research on physiology, pharmacology and treatment of cough, and gives practical advice on diagnosis and management issues for the clinician.

Cough: Causes, Mechanisms and Therapy is the most comprehensive, up-to-date account of the subject. It will update clinical and basic medical scientists, and promote future research. Readers are encouraged to implement the clinical implications of the discussion into routine practice. This volume will appeal to all those involved in the treatment of respiratory disease, particularly those in hospital respiratory units, and will also be of use to interested general practitioners.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Introduction

  2. Part 2: Cough in the Clinic

    1. Chapter 8

      The Quality of Life in Coughers (pages 75–79)

      Richard S. Irwin, Cynthia L. French and Kenneth E. Fletcher

  3. Part 3: Clinical Conditions with Cough

  4. Part 4: Pathophysiology

    1. Chapter 16

      Sensory Pathways for the Cough Reflex (pages 159–172)

      Stuart B. Mazzone, Brendan J. Canning and John G. Widdicombe

    2. Chapter 17

      Neurogenesis of Cough (pages 173–180)

      Donald C. Bolser, Paul W. Davenport, Francis J. Golder, David M. Baekey, Kendall F. Morris, Bruce G. Lindsey and Roger Shannon

  5. Part 5: Therapy

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