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Cough Recognition is a valuable classification problem in healthcare. Generally, feature representation contributes a lot to the overall classifying performance. In this paper, a novel feature extraction method, Gammatone Cepstral Coefficients (GTCC), is investigated for cough recognition. The accuracy of GTCC comparing with MFCC is evaluated on a designed(More)
BACKGROUND Empirical therapy has been recommended as an initial clinical approach for treating gastroesophageal reflux-induced chronic cough (GERC). This study compared the predictive accuracy of the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Questionnaire (GerdQ) with the accuracy of multichannel intraluminal impedance pH monitoring (MII-pH) for GERC. METHODS A(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux induced cough is a common cause of chronic cough, and proton pump inhibitors are a standard therapy. However, the patients unresponsive to the standard therapy are difficult to treat and remain a challenge to doctors. Here, we summarized the experience of successful resolution of refractory chronic cough due to gastroesophageal(More)
BACKGROUND Refractory gastroesophageal reflux-induced chronic cough (GERC) is difficult to manage. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of a novel stepwise protocol for treating this condition. METHODS A total of 103 consecutive patients with suspected refractory reflux-induced chronic cough failing to a standard anti-reflux therapy were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the changes of serum levels of TNF-α, IL-5 and IgE in mycoplasma pneumonia (MP) infection patients with or without bronchial asthma and explore its clinical importance. METHODS ELISA and Western blot assay were performed to detect the serum levels of TNF-α, IL-5 and IgE in 35 healthy subjects, 45 patients with MP(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Little is known about non-acid gastroesophageal reflux-induced chronic cough (GERC). The purpose of the study is to explore the clinical characteristics of non-acid GERC. METHODS Clinical symptoms, cough symptom score, capsaicin cough sensitivity, gastroesophageal reflux diagnostic questionnaire (GerdQ) score, findings of(More)
BACKGROUND Cough is an essential symptom in respiratory diseases. In the measurement of cough severity, an accurate and objective cough monitor is expected by respiratory disease society. This paper aims to introduce a better performed algorithm, pretrained deep neural network (DNN), to the cough classification problem, which is a key step in the cough(More)
Upper airway cough syndrome (UACS), previously referred to as postnasal drip syndrome, is one of the most common causes of chronic cough. However, the pathogenesis of UACS/postnasal drip syndrome remains unclear, and physicians in countries throughout the world have different definitions and ways of treating this disease. The various proposed pathogeneses(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the diagnostic value and optimal cut-off point of symptom index (SI) in gastroesophageal reflux-induced chronic cough (GERC). METHODS The recordings of multichannel intraluminal esophageal impedance and pH monitoring were retrospectively analyzed in 118 patients with suspicious GERC. SI for all the refluxes, acid reflux and non-acid(More)