Category Archives: Respiratory Symptoms - Part 4

Chronic Cough Due to Lung Tumors: Recommendations

Immediate relief of airway occlusion and many of the symptoms it causes can be expected with endobronchial treatment approaches in 73 to 90% of patients. All endobronchial therapeutic techniques have the potential to provide significant relief of cough and dyspnea, … Continue reading

Chronic Cough Due to Lung Tumors: Endobronchial Treatment Methods To Relieve Cough

More patients benefit by the reduction of tumor-related symptoms from gemcitabine chemotherapy than is suggested by the objective response rate. Cough, in particular, was improved for 2 to 5 months by gemcitabine alone in 44% of all subjects with cough, … Continue reading

Chronic Cough Due to Lung Tumors: Radiation Therapy

For patients with more advanced NSCLC (stages III and IV), external beam radiation and/or chemotherapy are usually offered as treatment. Chest pain and hemoptysis are more effectively palliated than cough and dyspnea. Two multicenter randomized prospective controlled trials’ that were … Continue reading

Chronic Cough Due to Lung Tumors: Treatment of Cough Caused by Cancer Surgery

Conversely, bronchoscopy usually will not reveal a malignancy when there is little risk for lung cancer (nonsmokers) and normal findings on a plain chest radiograph. Two prospective descriptive studies” have provided information about the role of bronchoscopy in this setting. … Continue reading

Chronic Cough Due to Lung Tumors: Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

A chest radiograph should be obtained when a patient with cough has risk factors for lung cancer or a known or suspected cancer in another site that may metastasize to the lungs. A CT scan of the chest is often … Continue reading

Chronic Cough Due to Lung Tumors: Clinical Features of Cancer as a Cause of Cough

Smoking tobacco causes 90% of primary lung cancers. Thus, heavy cigarette smokers who have a new onset of cough, a change in the characteristics of a preexisting cough, and the presence of hemoptysis (usually a small volume, often only streaks) … Continue reading

Chronic Cough Due to Lung Tumors

Primary bronchogenic carcinoma is the most common lethal malignancy in the United States, with > 172,000 new cases expected in 2003. Moreover, malignancies that arise in other organs will often metastasize to the lungs. As the entire blood flow must … Continue reading

Postinfectious Cough: Summary of Recommendations

Central acting antitussive agents such as codeine and dextromethorphan should be considered when other measures fail. Level of evidence, expert opinion; net benefit, intermediate; grade of evidence, E/B When a patient has a cough lasting for > 2 weeks without … Continue reading

Postinfectious Cough: Summary of Recommendations

When a patient complains of cough that has been present following symptoms of an acute respiratory infection for at least 3 weeks, but not more than 8 weeks, consider a diagnosis of postinfectious cough. Quality of evidence, expert opinion; net … Continue reading

Postinfectious Cough: Results

Acellular vaccines are currently approved for children in this age group. Two adult formulations of the new acellular vaccine are now licensed in North America (2005 approval in the US) and are combined with diphtheria and tetanus toxoid (dTap). The … Continue reading

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