The Chronic Cough Enigma: How to recognize, diagnose and treat neurogenic and reflux related cough

The Chronic Cough Enigma: How to recognize, diagnose and treat neurogenic and reflux related cough


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ISBN-13: 9781940561004
Publisher: Katalitix
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 120,811
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jamie Koufman is one of America’s leading laryngologists and has lectured widely nationally and internationally. With three decades of clinical and bench research focused on the diagnosis, treatment, cell biology, and epidemiology of reflux, Dr. Koufman is one of the world’s authorities on reflux disease. She coined the terms laryngopharyngeal reflux, silent reflux, and airway reflux. She is a New York Times best selling author for Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook &Cure. Dr. Koufman is the Founder and Director of the Voice Institute of New York, a comprehensive voice treatment center. She was a pioneer of laryngeal framework surgery, minimally-invasive laryngeal laser surgery, laryngeal electromyography, and transnasal esophagoscopy. Dr. Koufman is Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of the New York Medical College, and she also has surgical privleges at the Beth Israel and Lenox Hill Hospitals. Dr. Koufman has received the Honor Award and the Distinguished Service Awards of the American Academy of Otolaryngology―Head and Neck Surgery, the Broyles-Maloney Award of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, and the Casselberry and Newcomb Awards of the American Laryngological Association. The latter is a Lifetime Achievement Award for research and publications in Laryngology. Dr. Koufman has been listed among the Top Doctors in America every year since 1994.

Table of Contents

Foreword Suze Orman ix

Preface: For Some, Not All xi

Introduction: Are You an Enigma? xiii

1 Non-Pulmonary Chronic Cough 1

2 Diagnosis and the Chronic Cough Index 9

3 Post-Viral Vagal Neuropathy 17

4 Neurogenic Cough 24

5 Silent Airway Reflux 29

6 Dr. Koufman's Reflux Boot Camp 39

7 Asthma That Isn't Asthma 56

8 Don't Forget the Esophagus 60

9 Integrated Aerodigestive Medicine 63

Appendix A References 73

Appendix B What Else Could It Be? 86

Appendix C Glossary 94

Index 132

About the Author 141

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The Chronic Cough Enigma: How to recognize, diagnose and treat neurogenic and reflux related cough 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book.  Unlike the ubiquitous medical paradigm of specialty medicine (where each specialist seems unwilling to look at anything outside their specific body part, thereby "missing the forest for the trees"), Dr. Koufman looks at the whole body and explains the inter-connection of symptoms. I have had an unrelenting, embarrassing, constant chronic cough (and chronic throat clearing) for 6+ years, which started after a severe upper respiratory infection.  The cough has been so bad at times that I have cracked ribs.   I've seen dozens of specialists (including at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Mass. Cough Clinic); endured innumerable tests; and taken at least 25 different medications.  I was given various diagnoses including  “reflux” or “GERD”; post-nasal drip; psychogenic cough (a.k.a. "habit cough") and ... my favorite, "chronic cough" (i.e. symptom = diagnosis!) Over the years, I made a number of dietary changes -- to no avail.   I was put on Nexium for years (and now have osteoporosis at a young age, likely caused by long-term use of  this medication which can cause bone loss and is, thus, only recommended for short term use). I was put on numerous antibiotics and multiple courses of steroids (which led to a yeast over-growth in my gut -- only discovered recently -- which also causes chronic cough and chronic throat clearing, among other things). As described in Dr. Koufman's book, the gastroenterologists, ENT’s, pulmonologists, allergists and internists I saw over the years have a shockingly incomplete understanding of “silent reflux” and "neurogenic cough."  The diagnoses I was given by various doctors were incomplete (or simply,incorrect); the medicines I took for years were unnecessary (and, in some cases, exacerbated the cough and/or caused further damage) and the recommended dietary changes were not enough.   How I wish I had read Dr. Koufman years ago!   Having implemented the  comprehensive dietary changes and lifestyle modifications recommended in this simple, easy-to-read book, my cough has improved tremendously and I am finally on the road to recovery.   I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ANYONE WITH A CHRONIC COUGH (AND/OR  SINUSITIS, ASTHMA, POST NASAL DRIP, etc.) TO READ THIS BOOK and save themselves a lot of time, money and misery. Thank you, Dr. Koufman!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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