Annual Congress Vienna 2003

Saturday, 27.09.2003
Sunday, 28.09.2003
Monday, 29.09.2003
Tuesday, 30.09.2003
Wednesday, 01.10.2003

Citations should be made in the following way: Authors. Title. Eur Respir J 2003; 22: Suppl. 45, abstract number.

Material from 2003:
  • 3196 Abstracts
  • 374 Slide presentations
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Chronic cough - causes, mechanisms and treatment

Major Symposium
Chairs: J. G. Widdicombe (London, United Kingdom), G. Fontana (Florence, Italy)
Aims: Cough is the most common symptom of respiratory disease and illness, and persistent cough is often a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for the respiratory physician. This symposium will review the recent findings regarding causes, mechanisms and treatment of chronic persistent cough. Chronic cough is also an important symptom of many chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma and COPD. There has been some improved understanding of why cough may become persistent, but there is an urgent need for better primary antitussive therapies. How chronic cough can be measured also needs investigation.
New cough paradigms - incidence and causes
A. H. Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom)
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How to assess cough - relationship of cough symptoms, reflex sensitivity and cough numbers
A. Chang (Alice Springs, Australia)
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