Alyn H. Morice

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RATIONALE Cough is the most frequent reason for consultation with a family doctor, or with a general or respiratory physician. Treatment options are limited and one meta-analysis concluded that over-the-counter remedies are ineffective. There is also increasing concern about their use in children. Environmental irritants such as air pollution and cigarette(More)
The objectives of this study were to compare the efficacy and safety of salmeterol xinafoate (50 and 100 microg b.i.d.) with that of placebo, when added to existing therapy, in the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Six hundred and seventy four patients were randomized to receive either salmeterol 50 microg b.i.d.,(More)
We postulate that most patients with chronic cough have a single discrete clinical entity: Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome. We constructed a questionnaire that elicits the major components of the syndrome. Here we describe the validation of this questionnaire. Following iterative development, the Hull Airway Reflux Questionnaire (HARQ) was administered to(More)
Recent evidence supports a beneficial effect of testosterone on the cardiovascular system. Testosterone acts as a coronary vasodilator and reduces myocardial ischemia in men with coronary heart disease. The aim of the current study was to determine whether testosterone has a similar vasodilatory action in the pulmonary circulation and to characterize the(More)
Cough remains a serious unmet clinical problem, both as a symptom of a range of other conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, gastroesophageal reflux, and as a problem in its own right in patients with chronic cough of unknown origin. This article reviews our current understanding of the pathogenesis of cough and the hypertussive(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to prospectively investigate whether genetic variation at the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene locus defined by an insertion (I)/deletion (D) polymorphism influences the risk of myocardial infarction or prognosis after infarction, or both. BACKGROUND It has been suggested that the deletion allele of the angiotensin-converting enzyme(More)