Surgery helps 75% of chronic cough patients

Good outcomes rely on thorough workup and proper selection of patients, researchers say
Reuters Health

Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is an effective treatment for chronic cough associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, with three-quarters of patients having complete resolution of symptoms, US researchers report.

They reviewed records of 232 patients who predominantly underwent fundoplasty for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or hiatal hernia between 2012 and 2018 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Marylands.