Rejoice! as our phenomenal guest Dr. Brad Hayward @bradleyjhayward (Weill Cornell Medicine) demystifies chronic cough for the primary care provider. Dr. Hayward, an internist, pulmonologist, intensivist AND palliative care physician sits down with us to discuss common causes for chronic cough, work up pearls and options for treatment. Follow him on Twitter, @BradleyJHayward. Listeners can claim free CE credit through VCU Health at http://curbsiders.vcuhealth.org/ (CME goes live at 0900 ET on the episode’s release date). We hope you enjoy learning from this episode as much as we enjoyed producing it!
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- Written (including CME questions) and Produced by: Cyrus Askin MD
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- Cover Art: Kate Grant MBChb, MRCGP
- Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Stuart Brigham MD; Paul Williams MD, FACP
- Editor: Emi Okamoto MD (written materials); Clair Morgan of nodderly.com
- Guest: Brad Hayward MD
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- 00:00 Intro, disclaimer, guest bio; Guest one-liner and Pick of the Week*
- 06:23 Sponsor - Panacea Financial panaceafinancial.com
- 07:30 Case of Post Infectious Cough; Basic definitions for cough
- Important aspects of the history
- Empiric therapies for post-viral cough
- 22:50 Case of idiopathic chronic cough; Physical exam
- 29:20 Basic testing and empiric therapy for the common causes of chronic cough
- 41:51 When to refer to pulmonology; Therapy for idiopathic chronic cough; OTC cough meds
- 54:28 Take home message; Outro
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Listeners will develop a pragmatic approach to evaluating subacute and chronic cough in adult patients.
After listening to this episode listeners will be able to…
- ... define sub-acute vs chronic cough
- ... build a repertoire of history questions geared towards identifying the etiology of cough in a patient
- ... build a toolbox of diagnostic studies / tests that can be used in the evaluation of cough
- ... marry history, physical and diagnostic studies into a coherent approach to diagnosing subacute and chronic cough through a tiered/logical approach
- ... understand empiric therapies for cough that may have an advantageous risk-reward profile, even in the absence of diagnosis
- ... educate patients on common causes for subacute cough and chronic cough, as well as how to appropriately set expectations regarding symptoms severity and duration
Dr. Hayward reports no relevant financial disclosures. The Curbsiders report no relevant financial disclosures.
Askin CA, Hayward B, Williams PN, Brigham SK, Okamoto E, Watto MF. “241: Chronic Cough”. The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast. https://thecurbsiders.com/episode-list Original Air Date: November 9, 2020.
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