CME: E-Cigarettes & Cough Reflex Sensitivity

CME: E-Cigarettes & Cough Reflex Sensitivity
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Peter V. Dicpinigaitis, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Site Director, Critical Care Medicine
Director, Montefiore Cough Center
Montefiore Medical Center – Einstein Division

Peter V. Dicpinigaitis, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has no financial interests to disclose.

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Peter V. Dicpinigaitis, MD (click to view)

Peter V. Dicpinigaitis, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Site Director, Critical Care Medicine
Director, Montefiore Cough Center
Montefiore Medical Center – Einstein Division

Peter V. Dicpinigaitis, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has no financial interests to disclose.

Researchers have found that a single session of electronic cigarette (e-cig) use, approximating nicotine exposure of one tobacco cigarette, appears to significantly inhibit cough reflex sensitivity.
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Readings & Resources (click to view)

Dicpinigaitis P, Chang A, Dicpinigaitis A, Negassa A. Effect of e-cigarette use on cough reflux sensitivity. Chest. 2016;149:161-165. Available at: http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleID=2430457.

Hwang J, Lyes M, Sladewski K, Enany S, McEachern E, Mathew D, et al. Electronic cigarette inhalation alters innate immunity and airway cytokines while increasing the virulence of colonizing bacteria. J Mol Med (Berl). 2016 Jan 25 [Epub ahead of print]. Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00109-016-1378-3.

Reuther W, Hale B, Matharu J, Blythe J, Brennan P. Do you mind if I vape? Immediate effects of electronic cigarettes on perfusion in buccal mucosal tissue – a pilot study. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Jan 22 [Epub ahead of print]. Available at: www.bjoms.com/article/S0266-4356(15)00718-4/abstract.

Soule E, Maloney S, Spindle R, Rudy A, Hiler M, Cobb C. Electronic cigarette use and indoor air quality in a natural setting. Tob Control. 2016 Feb 15 [Epub ahead of print]. Available at: http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2016/02/14/tobaccocontrol-2015-052772.

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