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Vol 85, No 2 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-03-12
Submitted: 2016-12-19
Accepted: 2017-02-22
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Speech therapy — a non-pharmacological method to manage difficult-to-treat chronic cough

Karolina Krakowiak, Marta Dąbrowska, Filip Buła, Anna Łobacz, Dorota Rojek, Elżbieta M. Grabczak, Antoni Krzeski, Rafał Krenke
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2017.0018
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Pubmed: 28440537
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Adv Respir Med 2017;85(2):116-120.

open access

Vol 85, No 2 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-03-12
Submitted: 2016-12-19
Accepted: 2017-02-22

Abstract

Cough is the most common symptom of respiratory diseases. The results of management of chronic cough in adults are still unsatisfactory. Unexplained and difficult-to-treat chronic cough causes significant impairment in patients‘ quality of life. The results of recent studies suggest that speech therapy (speech language intervention) is one of the few methods which are usefull in management of persistent chronic cough. We present a case of a patient with chronic cough due to chronic nonallergic rhinitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease, who had been unsuccessfully treated for 18 years. In the patient speech therapy resulted in a significant decrease of cough severity and improvement of quality of life.

Abstract

Cough is the most common symptom of respiratory diseases. The results of management of chronic cough in adults are still unsatisfactory. Unexplained and difficult-to-treat chronic cough causes significant impairment in patients‘ quality of life. The results of recent studies suggest that speech therapy (speech language intervention) is one of the few methods which are usefull in management of persistent chronic cough. We present a case of a patient with chronic cough due to chronic nonallergic rhinitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease, who had been unsuccessfully treated for 18 years. In the patient speech therapy resulted in a significant decrease of cough severity and improvement of quality of life.

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Keywords

chronic cough, cough management, speech therapy

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Title

Speech therapy — a non-pharmacological method to manage difficult-to-treat chronic cough

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 85, No 2 (2017)

Pages

116-120

Published online

2017-03-12

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2017.0018

Pubmed

28440537

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2017;85(2):116-120.

Keywords

chronic cough
cough management
speech therapy

Authors

Karolina Krakowiak
Marta Dąbrowska
Filip Buła
Anna Łobacz
Dorota Rojek
Elżbieta M. Grabczak
Antoni Krzeski
Rafał Krenke

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