|By Marketwired .||
|February 27, 2014 12:04 PM EST||
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 02/27/14 -- Anybody that has a chronic cough knows that a cough is more than just a cough. Chronic cough can disrupt your life, and for sufferers that have sought treatment to no avail, many are asking, "What more can I do?" Until recently, a limited understanding of cough diagnoses, such as Laryngeal Sensory Neuropathy (LSN) has challenged patients to find effective treatment and real results.
"Although LSN is very common, few doctors understand how to diagnose or treat the disorder," explains Chicago allergist and cough expert, Brian Rotskoff, MD. "Unfortunately for chronic cough sufferers, if the cough is not treated wholly, then they will never find relief."
LSN: A Case Study
As an allergist and cough expert, Dr. Rotskoff has treated many coughs and he knows that no two coughs are the same. "Traditionally, we have understood cough to have three main causes: asthma, acid reflux, and post-nasal drip," he explains. "While it is still true that many chronic coughs are caused by these conditions, it's not always that simple. As soon as I hear that a new patient has tried it all, including seeing other physicians, I know that this is a patient that needs an out-of-the-box perspective."
Take for instance, the case of Lisa, a 45-year-old woman with a one-year history of severe chronic cough. With a history of heartburn symptoms (acid reflux) as well as wheezing and shortness of breath (suggestive of asthma), it seems rather straightforward to diagnosis these conditions as the causes of her chronic cough. However, Lisa came to Dr. Rotskoff -- still coughing -- after being treated by both an allergist and a lung specialist.
"I suspected that one of the primary causes of Lisa's cough was LSN, which occurs when there is damage to the larynx and throat area," explains Dr. Rotskoff. "The larynx becomes hypersensitive to a number of factors that normally would not cause a problem for the patient. For instance, acid reflux and post-nasal drainage from allergies may cause severe irritation in the hypersensitive larynx."
Knowing that this disorder leads to nerve damage of the cough receptors in the larynx and throat, Dr. Rotskoff prescribed medications to help heal Lisa's injured tissue and allow her nerves to repair. Over a six-week period Lisa's cough began to gradually improve. At her follow up visit, her cough was approximately 75% better. At this point in her treatment, Dr. Rotskoff was ready to move on to treating Lisa's acid reflux and asthma. In less than three months of total treatment, Lisa's cough was completely gone.
"The important point to understand about Lisa's cough is that although there were many contributing factors, Laryngeal Sensory Neuropathy was the primary cause," says Dr. Rotskoff. "Until we treated the LSN, her cough would not have responded to any other treatments. Unfortunately, partial remedies were the reason Lisa suffered for so long."
If you are experiencing long-term, persistent coughing and have exhausted traditional treatments, call Dr. Rotskoff at Clarity Allergy Center in Chicago. The sooner you start your chronic cough treatment, the sooner you will find relief.
Clarity Allergy Center
Brian Rotskoff, MD
4801 W. Peterson Avenue, Suite #306
North Chicago, IL 60646
3000 N. Halsted Street, Suite #611
Chicago, IL 60657
125 S. Wilke Road, Suite #100
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Mar. 25, 2017 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,401
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
Mar. 25, 2017 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 668
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers...
Mar. 25, 2017 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,426
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
Mar. 25, 2017 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,980
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTrend processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
Mar. 25, 2017 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 10,160
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Mar. 25, 2017 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,816
SYS-CON Events announced today that Infranics will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Since 2000, Infranics has developed SysMaster Suite, which is required for the stable and efficient management of ICT infrastructure. The ICT management solution developed and provided by Infranics continues to add intelligence to the ICT infrastructure through the IMC (Infra Management Cycle) based on mathemat...
Mar. 25, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,818
Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding, and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them in this fast-paced, thought-provoking webinar. You'll learn the importance of striking a balance with technical skills and people skills, challenge your pre-existing ideas about IT customer service, and gain new in...
Mar. 25, 2017 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,356
SYS-CON Events announced today that SD Times | BZ Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BZ Media LLC is a high-tech media company that produces technical conferences and expositions, and publishes a magazine, newsletters and websites in the software development, SharePoint, mobile development and commercial UAV markets.
Mar. 25, 2017 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 4,116
SYS-CON Events announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Mar. 25, 2017 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,940
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
Mar. 25, 2017 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,737
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Mar. 25, 2017 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 13,919
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Mar. 25, 2017 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,168
"I think that everyone recognizes that for IoT to really realize its full potential and value that it is about creating ecosystems and marketplaces and that no single vendor is able to support what is required," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Mar. 25, 2017 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,002
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., will discuss how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advanta...
Mar. 25, 2017 07:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,574