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Lung. 2016 Feb;194(1):117-20. doi: 10.1007/s00408-015-9782-y. Epub 2015 Aug 18.

Objective Measurement of Cough Frequency During COPD Exacerbation Convalescence.

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  • 1Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, Hull York Medical School, Hull, UK. michael.crooks@nhs.net.
  • 2Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, Hull York Medical School, Hull, UK.

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cough and sputum production are associated with adverse outcomes in COPD and are common during COPD exacerbation (AE-COPD). This study of objective cough monitoring using the Hull Automated Cough Counter and Leicester Cough Monitor software confirms that this system has the ability to detect a significant decrease in cough frequency during AE-COPD convalescence. The ability to detect clinically meaningful change indicates a potential role in home monitoring of COPD patients.

KEYWORDS:

COPD; Cough; Exacerbation; Outpatient monitoring; Telehealth

PMID:
26280405
DOI:
10.1007/s00408-015-9782-y
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