Therapeutic Options for Acute Cough Due to Upper Respiratory Infections in Children

@article{Paul2011TherapeuticOF,
  title={Therapeutic Options for Acute Cough Due to Upper Respiratory Infections in Children},
  author={Ian M. Paul},
  journal={Lung},
  year={2011},
  volume={190},
  pages={41-44}
}
  • I. Paul
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Medicine
  • Lung
Cough due to upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) is one of the most frequent complaints encountered by pediatric health-care providers, and one of the most disruptive symptoms for children and families. Despite the frequency of URIs, there is limited evidence to support the few therapeutic agents currently available in the United States (US) to treat acute cough due to URI. Published, well-designed, contemporary research supporting the efficacy of narcotics (codeine, hydrocodone) and US… 

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