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Hidden morbidity: the results of a collaborative community Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease screening initiative (2018)
Journal Article
Crooks, M. G., Thompson, J. L., Cummings, H., Watkins, K., Jackson, N., Platten, S., …Faruqi, S. (2019). Hidden morbidity: the results of a collaborative community Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease screening initiative. Clinical Respiratory Journal, 13(1), 43-49. doi:10.1111/crj.12978

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often goes unrecognised resulting in people living with the disease without a diagnosis. Screening of asymptomatic individuals is not recommended but case‐finding is encouraged to detect early disease. We... Read More

Chronic cough and esomeprazole: A double-blind placebo-controlled parallel study (2011)
Journal Article
Faruqi, S., Molyneux, I. D., Fathi, H., Wright, C., Thompson, R., & Morice, A. H. (2011). Chronic cough and esomeprazole: A double-blind placebo-controlled parallel study. Respirology : official journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, 16(7), (1150-1156). doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02014.x. ISSN 1323-7799

Background and objective: Gastro-oesophageal reflux has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic cough. Guidelines on management suggest a therapeutic trial of anti-reflux medication. Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor licensed for the lon... Read More

Cough hypersensitivity syndrome: A distinct clinical entity (2010)
Journal Article
Faruqi, S., Morice, A. H., Wright, C. E., Thompson, R., & Bland, J. M. (2011). Cough hypersensitivity syndrome: A distinct clinical entity. Lung, 189(1), 73-79. doi:10.1007/s00408-010-9272-1

We postulate that most patients with chronic cough have a single discrete clinical entity: Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome. We constructed a questionnaire that elicits the major components of the syndrome. Here we describe the validation of this ques... Read More

TRPA1 agonists evoke coughing in guinea pig and human volunteers (2009)
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Maher, S. A., Freund-Michel, V., Morice, A. H., Sadofsky, L., Belvisi, M. G., Birrell, M. A., …Hele, D. J. (2009). TRPA1 agonists evoke coughing in guinea pig and human volunteers. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 180(11), (1042-1047). doi:10.1164/rccm.200905-0665OC. ISSN 1073-449X

Rationale: Cough is the most frequent reason for consultation with a family doctor, or with a general or respiratory physician. Treatment options are limited and one meta-analysis concluded that over-the-counter remedies are ineffective. There is als... Read More