Natalia Kavalcikova-Bogdanova

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Cough accompanying acute respiratory tract disorders is a self-limiting phenomenon, and it usually does not require sophisticated management. Chronic cough, in contrast, is a bothersome problem, considerably influencing the quality of life of affected individuals. Specialized cough clinics report that substantial proportion of their patients are middle(More)
The guinea pig sensitized by ovalbumin is the most widely used model to study cough experimentally, as the neurophysiology of the vagus nerve in the guinea pig is closest to humans. Nonetheless, the choice of the antigen remains questionable, which influences the translation of results into clinical medicine. The present study seeks to develop an(More)
Majority of patients visiting cough clinics are postmenopausal women, who are affected by intractable cough for years. Why the cough reflex becomes exaggerated in women is not known. Basic research excludes females from the studies contributing to the sex bias which may be responsible for lack of understanding of "hypersensitive" cough in women. Biological(More)
Chronic cough is a troublesome problem and it is frequently associated with diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux, asthma and upper airway diseases—so called diagnostic triade. The magnitude and severity of cough is strongly associated with the ongoing nasal inflammation in subjects with rhinosinusitis and treatment of nasal inflammation leads to the(More)
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