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Table 3 Capsaicin Cough Reflex Sensitivity Test, Urge-to-Cough and Leicester Cough Monitor Testing.

From: Cough reflex sensitivity improves with speech language pathology management of refractory chronic cough

Measurement Baseline T1 T2 T3 T4 Post Treatment P*
Log CRS, C5
μMol/L
0.88 ± 0.48 1.18 ± 0.62 1.46 ± 0.78 1.45 ± 0.68 1.53 ± 0.93 1.65 ± 0.88 < 0.0001
Cough Frequency
(coughs/hr)
72.5 ± 55.8 42.5 ± 60.5 63.0 ± 78.9 48.7 ± 36.8 29.4 ± 18.4 25.0 ± 27.9 0.009
Log Cough Threshold
μMol/L
0.47 ± 0.38 0.72 ± 0.60 0.80 ± 0.60 0.69 ± 0.23 0.66 ± 0.65 1.14 ± 0.76 0.001
Urge to Cough Score,
Median (IQR)
5 (1) 3.5 (4.0) 3 (5) 1.5 (3.0) 0.5 (1.0) 1 (4) 0.01
  1. Mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated.
  2. * Baseline vs Post Treatment T = Treatment Post = Post Treatment