Speech pathology for chronic cough: a new approach.

  title={Speech pathology for chronic cough: a new approach.},
  author={Peter G Gibson and Anne E. Vertigan},
  journal={Pulmonary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  volume={22 2},
Chronic cough may persist despite systematic evaluation and medical treatment of known associated diseases such as asthma, rhinitis, and gastro-esophageal reflux. These patients have refractory chronic cough and many exhibit laryngeal hypersensitivity that is manifest at both a sensory and motor level. Examples of this are heightened sensitivity of the cough reflex to capsaicin, and laryngeal motor dysfunction with hoarse vocal quality and paradoxical vocal cord movement. Chronic cough that… CONTINUE READING
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