Temporal Correlation Between Chronic Cough and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

@article{Wunderlich2003TemporalCB,
  title={Temporal Correlation Between Chronic Cough and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease},
  author={Andrew W. Wunderlich and J A Murray},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={48},
  pages={1050-1056}
}
Reflux disease (GERD) and chronic cough often coexist, but a temporal correlation using the symptom association probability has not been reported. Our aim was to determine if a temporal correlation exists between cough and GERD. Sixty-one patients with chronic cough had esophageal pH monitoring with sensors 5 and 20 cm above the LES. The symptom (SI) and symptom sensitivity (SSI) indices and the symptom association probability (SAP) were used to test cough–reflux association. Pathological… CONTINUE READING