Lung

, Volume 194, Issue 1, pp 117–120

Objective Measurement of Cough Frequency During COPD Exacerbation Convalescence

  • Michael G. Crooks
  • Yvette Hayman
  • Andrew Innes
  • James Williamson
  • Caroline E. Wright
  • Alyn H. Morice
Article

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cough and sputum production are associated with adverse outcomes in COPD and are common during COPD exacerbation (AE-COPD). This study of objective cough monitoring using the Hull Automated Cough Counter and Leicester Cough Monitor software confirms that this system has the ability to detect a significant decrease in cough frequency during AE-COPD convalescence. The ability to detect clinically meaningful change indicates a potential role in home monitoring of COPD patients.

Keywords

COPD Cough Exacerbation Outpatient monitoring Telehealth 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael G. Crooks
    • 1
  • Yvette Hayman
    • 1
  • Andrew Innes
    • 1
  • James Williamson
    • 1
  • Caroline E. Wright
    • 1
  • Alyn H. Morice
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic ResearchHull York Medical SchoolHullUK

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