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2022 Oct 01

BMC Pulm Med



Impact of refractory and unexplained chronic cough on disease burden: a qualitative study.


Ueda N, Yakushiji A, Schelfhout J, Tokita S, Kubo T
BMC Pulm Med. 2022 Oct 01; 22(1):372.
PMID: 36182896.


Chronic cough lasting for > 8 weeks is a common medical condition that burdens patients. This study aimed to qualitatively describe knowledge, awareness, experiences, and subtypes of burdens (physical, social, psychological) among Japanese patients with refractory chronic cough (refractory to treatment of underlying relevant medical conditions) and unexplained chronic cough (symptoms of unexplained origin).