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Evaluating the Cough Reflex in Fibrotic and Healthy Lungs

Determining cough threshold in patients with fibrotic lung disease and in healthy controls by stimulating cough.
Timothy Sheehan at tsheehan@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-2925
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18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
40 years of age or older
Patient Group: Fibrotic lung disease with chronic cough symptoms or Idiopathic cough syndrome
Healthy Control Group: no cough (either chronic or acute)
Exclusion Criteria:
Recent history of smoking (former smokers must be tobacco-free for at least 1 year)
History of (other) lung diseases
History of uncontrolled gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Use of exclusionary medications (i.e. steroids, ACE inhibitors, narcotics, cough suppressants)
History of uncontrolled post nasal drip
Lung Disease & Asthma
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Hershey, PA