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Credits: 1.50 Post-Assessment Questions: 13
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 23 May 2021
Last Reviewed: 23 May 2020
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Cough is one of the most common medical complaints accounting for as many as 30 million clinical visits per year. Up to 40% of these complaints result in a referral to a pulmonologist. A cough is an innate primitive reflex and acts as part of the body’s immune system to protect against foreign materials. Coughing is associated with a wide assortment of clinical associations and etiologies. Furthermore, there are no objective tools to measure or clinically quantify a cough. As such, evaluation of a cough is initially a subjective and highly variable assessment. Given the vagueness of this symptom’s nature, along with the risk of an insidious underlying etiology, heavy impact on the quality of life, and a lack of objective tools, coughing should be evaluated and treated as an important issue until a benign source is isolated. This activity reviews the workup of an unexplained cough and describes the role of health professionals working together to manage this condition.
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Authors: Sandeep Sharma, Muhammad Hashmi
Editors: Mohamed Alhajjaj
Editors-In-Chief: Scott Dulebohn
Chief Medical Reviewer: Muhammad Hashmi
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
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