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Chronic Cough May Be Relieved By A Chest Band

A soft, extendible fitted around the chest may help to relieve cough in patients with .

Over the course of 1 year, evaluated the antitussive effect of the chest band worn for 8 hours a day in 56 patients with due to a variety of conditions.

Results showed that 88% (n=49) of patients improved their cough scores, and 59% (n=33) were able to reduce the cough.

Researchers conclude that soft chest band therapy for intractable, prolonged, and chronic cough is a safe and effective therapy.

Source

This study was presented during CHEST 2012, the annual meeting of the , held October 20 – 25, in Atlanta, Georgia.
American College of Chest Physicians