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    Richard Stephen Irwin MD

    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North, S6-721
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone508-856-1975
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Nursing
      DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing

        Overview 
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        Medical School

        Tufts University School of Medicine 1968

        Internship

        Straight Medical Internship:
        Tufts-New England Medical Center 1969

        Residency

        Junior Assistant Resident in Medicine:
        Tufts-New England Medical Center 1970

        Fellowship

        Fellow in Pulmonary Disease
        Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center 1972

        Board Certifications

        Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1969
        Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, 1972
        Diplomate of the American Board of Pulmonary Medicine, 1974
        American Board of Internal Medicine
        Certification in Critical Care Medicine, 1997

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        1. Haydour Q, Alahdab F, Farah M, Barrionuevo P, Vertigan AE, Newcombe PA, Pringsheim T, Chang AB, Rubin BK, McGarvey L, Weir KA, Altman KW, Feinstein A, Murad MH, Irwin RS. Management and diagnosis of psychogenic cough, habit cough, and tic cough: a systematic review. Chest. 2014 Aug 1; 146(2):355-72.
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        2. Irwin RS, Tedeschi V, Rice J, French CT, Welch SJ. CHEST Launches a New Era With a New Design. Chest. 2014 Jul 1; 146(1):1-4.
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        3. Irwin RS. Chest tightness variant asthma (CTVA): reconfirmed and not generally appreciated. J Thorac Dis. 2014 May; 6(5):405-6.
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        4. Lilly CM, McLaughlin JM, Zhao H, Baker SP, Cody S, Irwin RS. A multicenter study of ICU telemedicine reengineering of adult critical care. Chest. 2014 Mar 1; 145(3):500-7.
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        5. Irwin RS, Augustyn N, Tedeschi V, French CT, Rice J, Welch SJ. Spread the word about the journal in 2014: measuring impact, improving search capability, saying goodbye and hello to section editors, honoring giants, and looking forward to a new visual identity. Chest. 2014 Jan 1; 145(1):1-5.
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        6. Irwin RS. Giants in Chest Medicine: Peter J. Barnes, MA, DM, DSc, Master FCCP. Chest. 2014 Jan 1; 145(1):24-6.
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        7. Irwin RS, Hogarth DK, Barnes PJ. Introducing a new series: giants in chest medicine. Chest. 2013 Oct; 144(4):1087.
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        8. Irwin RS, Augustyn N, French CT, Rice J, Tedeschi V, Welch SJ. Spread the word about the journal in 2013: from citation manipulation to invalidation of patient-reported outcomes measures to renaming the Clara cell to new journal features. Chest. 2013 Jan; 143(1):1-4.
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        9. Irwin RS, Flaherty HM, French CT, Cody S, Chandler MW, Connolly A, Lilly CM. Interdisciplinary collaboration: the slogan that must be achieved for models of delivering critical care to be successful. Chest. 2012 Dec; 142(6):1611-9.
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        10. Wilson KC, Irwin RS, File TM, Schünemann HJ, Guyatt GH, Rabe KF. Reporting and publishing guidelines: article 12 in Integrating and coordinating efforts in COPD guideline development. An official ATS/ERS workshop report. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2012 Dec; 9(5):293-7.
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        11. Augustyn N, Welch SJ, Irwin RS. Managing information overload: the evolution of CHEST. Chest. 2012 Jul; 142(1):1-5.
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        12. Irwin RS, Augustyn N, French CT, Rice J, Welch SJ. Spread the word about the Journal in 2012: from impact factor to plagiarism and image falsification detection software. Chest. 2012 Jan; 141(1):1-4.
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        13. Irwin RS, Smith BS. Managing cough in the aftermath of the decision of the US Food and Drug Administration to remove unapproved prescription cough medications from the market. Chest. 2011 Aug; 140(2):282-4.
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        14. Lilly CM, Cody S, Zhao H, Landry K, Baker SP, McIlwaine J, Chandler MW, Irwin RS. Hospital mortality, length of stay, and preventable complications among critically ill patients before and after tele-ICU reengineering of critical care processes. JAMA. 2011 Jun 1; 305(21):2175-83.
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        15. Manthous CA, Irwin RS. The interface of law and medicine: a new series in the "Medical Ethics" section. Chest. 2011 Mar; 139(3):488-9.
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        16. Altman KW, Irwin RS. Cough: a new frontier in otolaryngology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Mar; 144(3):348-52.
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        17. Irwin RS, Augustyn N. The journal and 2011: a time for stocktaking. Chest. 2011 Jan; 139(1):2-5.
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        18. Fletcher KE, French CT, Irwin RS, Corapi KM, Norman GR. A prospective global measure, the Punum Ladder, provides more valid assessments of quality of life than a retrospective transition measure. J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Oct; 63(10):1123-31.
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        19. Collop NA, Welch SJ, Berry RB, Irwin RS. A. Jay Block: the legend and his legacy. Chest. 2010 Mar; 137(3):507-9.
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        20. Altman KW, Irwin RS. Cough specialists collaborate for an interdisciplinary problem. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2010 Feb; 43(1):xv-xix.
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        21. Madison JM, Irwin RS. Cough: a worldwide problem. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2010 Feb; 43(1):1-13, vii.
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        22. Irwin RS. Unexplained cough in the adult. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2010 Feb; 43(1):167-80, xi-xii.
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        23. Soffer A, Block AJ, Irwin RS. Three editors' perspectives. Chest. 2009 Nov; 136(5 Suppl):e16-8.
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        24. Irwin RS, French CL, Curley FJ, Zawacki JK, Bennett FM. Chronic cough due to gastroesophageal reflux. Clinical, diagnostic, and pathogenetic aspects. 1993. Chest. 2009 Nov; 136(5 Suppl):e30.
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        25. Irwin RS. The role of conflict of interest in reporting of scientific information. Chest. 2009 Jul; 136(1):253-9.
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        26. Kopec SE, Irwin RS, Debellis RJ, Bohlke MB, Maher TJ. The effects of Tween-80 on the integrity of solutions of capsaicin: useful information for performing tussigenic challenges. Cough. 2008; 4:3.
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        27. Irwin RS. Clinical trial registration promotes patient protection and benefit, advances the trust of everyone, and is required. Chest. 2007 Mar; 131(3):639-41.
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        28. Irwin RS. Guidelines for treating adults with acute cough. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Feb 15; 75(4):476, 479, 482.
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        29. Irwin RS. Notice from the editor-in-chief and the ethics subcommittee of CHEST associate editors. Chest. 2007 Jan; 131(1):328.
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        30. McCauley K, Irwin RS. Changing the work environment in intensive care units to achieve patient-focused care: the time has come. Am J Crit Care. 2006 Nov; 15(6):541-8.
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        31. McCauley K, Irwin RS. Changing the work environment in ICUs to achieve patient-focused care: the time has come. Chest. 2006 Nov; 130(5):1571-8.
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        32. Irwin RS, Ownbey R, Cagle PT, Baker S, Fraire AE. Interpreting the histopathology of chronic cough: a prospective, controlled, comparative study. Chest. 2006 Aug; 130(2):362-70.
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        33. Irwin RS, Richardson ND. Side effects with inhaled corticosteroids: the physician's perception. Chest. 2006 Jul; 130(1 Suppl):41S-53S.
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        34. Irwin RS, Richardson ND. Patient-focused care: using the right tools. Chest. 2006 Jul; 130(1 Suppl):73S-82S.
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        35. Irwin RS. In the spirit of full disclosure. Chest. 2006 Jun; 129(6):1395.
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        36. Irwin RS, Gutterman DD. American College of Chest Physicians' cough guidelines. Lancet. 2006 Mar 25; 367(9515):981.
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        37. Irwin RS, Baumann MH, Bolser DC, Boulet LP, Braman SS, Brightling CE, Brown KK, Canning BJ, Chang AB, Dicpinigaitis PV, Eccles R, Glomb WB, Goldstein LB, Graham LM, Hargreave FE, Kvale PA, Lewis SZ, McCool FD, McCrory DC, Prakash UB, Pratter MR, Rosen MJ, Schulman E, Shannon JJ, Smith Hammond C, Tarlo SM. Diagnosis and management of cough executive summary: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2006 Jan; 129(1 Suppl):1S-23S.
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        38. Irwin RS. Chronic cough due to gastroesophageal reflux disease: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2006 Jan; 129(1 Suppl):80S-94S.
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        39. Irwin RS, Glomb WB, Chang AB. Habit cough, tic cough, and psychogenic cough in adult and pediatric populations: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2006 Jan; 129(1 Suppl):174S-179S.
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        40. Pratter MR, Brightling CE, Boulet LP, Irwin RS. An empiric integrative approach to the management of cough: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2006 Jan; 129(1 Suppl):222S-231S.
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        41. Irwin RS. Assessing cough severity and efficacy of therapy in clinical research: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2006 Jan; 129(1 Suppl):232S-237S.
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        42. Irwin RS. Introduction to the diagnosis and management of cough: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2006 Jan; 129(1 Suppl):25S-27S.
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        43. Irwin RS. Complications of cough: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2006 Jan; 129(1 Suppl):54S-58S.
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        44. Madison JM, Irwin RS. Chronic cough in adults with interstitial lung disease. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2005 Sep; 11(5):412-6.
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        45. French CT, Fletcher KE, Irwin RS. A comparison of gender differences in health-related quality of life in acute and chronic coughers. Chest. 2005 Jun; 127(6):1991-8.
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        46. Block AJ, Irwin RS, Welch SJ. The NIH Public Access Policy: CHEST's position and concerns regarding the responsibilities of the NIH principle investigator. Chest. 2005 May; 127(5):1471-2.
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        47. Madison JM, Irwin RS. Expectorated sputum for community-acquired pneumonia: a sacred cow. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Sep 13; 164(16):1725-7.
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        48. Irwin RS. Patient-focused care: the 2003 American College of Chest Physicians Convocation Speech. Chest. 2004 May; 125(5):1910-2.
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        49. Irwin RS, Marcus L, Lever A. The critical care professional societies address the critical care crisis in the United States. Chest. 2004 Apr; 125(4):1512-3.
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        50. French CT, Fletcher KE, Irwin RS. Gender differences in health-related quality of life in patients complaining of chronic cough. Chest. 2004 Feb; 125(2):482-8.
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        51. Irwin RS. Sore throat, dysphagia, stiffness in back of neck, and dyspnea following tricyclic antidepressant overdose. Chest. 2003 Oct; 124(4):1533-4.
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        52. Wilson MM, Irwin RS, Connolly AE, Linden C, Manno MM. A prospective evaluation of the 1-hour decision point for admission versus discharge in acute asthma. J Intensive Care Med. 2003 Sep-Oct; 18(5):275-85.
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        53. Madison JM, Irwin RS. Pharmacotherapy of chronic cough in adults. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2003 Jul; 4(7):1039-48.
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        54. Irwin RS, Madison JM. Systemic corticosteroids for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. N Engl J Med. 2003 Jun 26; 348(26):2679-81.
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        55. Schaefer OP, Irwin RS. Unsuspected bacterial suppurative disease of the airways presenting as chronic cough. Am J Med. 2003 May; 114(7):602-6.
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        56. Irwin RS. Knee discomfort in a 38-year-old man. Chest. 2002 Dec; 122(6):2242-5.
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        57. Irwin RS. Ex-smoker with productive cough, weight loss, and draining lesion. Chest. 2002 Nov; 122(5):1837-9.
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        58. Irwin RS, Madison JM. The persistently troublesome cough. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Jun 1; 165(11):1469-74.
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        59. Smyrnios NA, Connolly A, Wilson MM, Curley FJ, French CT, Heard SO, Irwin RS. Effects of a multifaceted, multidisciplinary, hospital-wide quality improvement program on weaning from mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2002 Jun; 30(6):1224-30.
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        60. French CT, Irwin RS, Fletcher KE, Adams TM. Evaluation of a cough-specific quality-of-life questionnaire. Chest. 2002 Apr; 121(4):1123-31.
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        61. Irwin RS, Zawacki JK, Wilson MM, French CT, Callery MP. Chronic cough due to gastroesophageal reflux disease: failure to resolve despite total/near-total elimination of esophageal acid. Chest. 2002 Apr; 121(4):1132-40.
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        62. Novitsky YW, Zawacki JK, Irwin RS, French CT, Hussey VM, Callery MP. Chronic cough due to gastroesophageal reflux disease: efficacy of antireflux surgery. Surg Endosc. 2002 Apr; 16(4):567-71.
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        63. Kopec SE, DeBellis RJ, Irwin RS. Chemical analysis of freshly prepared and stored capsaicin solutions: implications for tussigenic challenges. Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2002; 15(6):529-34.
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        64. Irwin RS, French CT, Fletcher KE. Quality of life in coughers. Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2002; 15(3):283-6.
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        65. Irwin RS, Madison JM. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough due to gastro-esophageal reflux disease and postnasal drip syndrome. Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2002; 15(3):261-6.
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        66. Irwin RS, French CT. Cough and gastroesophageal reflux: identifying cough and assessing the efficacy of cough-modifying agents. Am J Med. 2001 Dec 3; 111 Suppl 8A:45S-50S.
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        67. Irwin RS, Madison JM. Symptom research on chronic cough: a historical perspective. Ann Intern Med. 2001 May 1; 134(9 Pt 2):809-14.
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        68. Irwin RS. Differing chest imaging patterns in three patients are caused by one microbe. Chest. 2001 Apr; 119(4):1253-4.
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        69. Irwin RS, Madison JM. The diagnosis and treatment of cough. N Engl J Med. 2000 Dec 7; 343(23):1715-21.
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        70. Heffner JE, Alberts WM, Irwin R, Wunderink R. Translating guidelines into clinical practice : recommendations to the American College of Chest Physicians. Chest. 2000 Aug; 118(2 Suppl):70S-73S.
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        71. Irwin RS, Richter JE. Gastroesophageal reflux and chronic cough. Am J Gastroenterol. 2000 Aug; 95(8 Suppl):S9-14.
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        72. Irwin RS, Madison JM, Fraire AE. The cough reflex and its relation to gastroesophageal reflux. Am J Med. 2000 Mar 6; 108 Suppl 4a:73S-78S.
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        73. Irwin RS, Madison JM. Anatomical diagnostic protocol in evaluating chronic cough with specific reference to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Am J Med. 2000 Mar 6; 108 Suppl 4a:126S-130S.
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        74. Irwin RS. A 55-year-old man admitted to the medical ICU with the diagnosis of status asthmaticus responds poorly to intensive asthma therapy. Chest. 2000 Mar; 117(3):892-3.
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        75. Wilson MM, Irwin RS. The association of asthma and obesity: is it real or a matter of definition, Presbyterian minister's salaries, and earlobe creases? Arch Intern Med. 1999 Nov 22; 159(21):2513-4.
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        76. Irwin RS, Zawacki JK. Accurately diagnosing and successfully treating chronic cough due to gastroesophageal reflux disease can be difficult. Am J Gastroenterol. 1999 Nov; 94(11):3095-8.
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        77. Irwin RS. Silencing chronic cough. Hosp Pract (1995). 1999 Jan 15; 34(1):53-60; quiz 129-30.
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        78. Kopec SE, Conlan AA, Irwin RS. Perforation of the right ventricle: a complication of blind placement of a chest tube into the postpneumonectomy space. Chest. 1998 Oct; 114(4):1213-5.
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        79. Kopec SE, Irwin RS, Umali-Torres CB, Balikian JP, Conlan AA. The postpneumonectomy state. Chest. 1998 Oct; 114(4):1158-84.
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        80. Madison JM, Irwin RS. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Lancet. 1998 Aug 8; 352(9126):467-73.
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        81. French CL, Irwin RS, Curley FJ, Krikorian CJ. Impact of chronic cough on quality of life. Arch Intern Med. 1998 Aug 10-24; 158(15):1657-61.
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        82. Irwin RS, Boulet LP, Cloutier MM, Fuller R, Gold PM, Hoffstein V, Ing AJ, McCool FD, O'Byrne P, Poe RH, Prakash UB, Pratter MR, Rubin BK. Managing cough as a defense mechanism and as a symptom. A consensus panel report of the American College of Chest Physicians. Chest. 1998 Aug; 114(2 Suppl Managing):133S-181S.
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        83. Smyrnios NA, Irwin RS, Curley FJ, French CL. From a prospective study of chronic cough: diagnostic and therapeutic aspects in older adults. Arch Intern Med. 1998 Jun 8; 158(11):1222-8.
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        84. Irwin RS. Two asymptomatic patients with mediastinal disease. Chest. 1997 Dec; 112(6):1677-8.
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        85. Smyrnios NA, Irwin RS. The jury on femoral vein catheterization is still out. Crit Care Med. 1997 Dec; 25(12):1943-6.
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        86. Irwin RS, French CT, Smyrnios NA, Curley FJ. Interpretation of positive results of a methacholine inhalation challenge and 1 week of inhaled bronchodilator use in diagnosing and treating cough-variant asthma. Arch Intern Med. 1997 Sep 22; 157(17):1981-7.
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        87. Konez O, Bis KG, Shirkhoda A, Shetty AN, Gürgün M, Wilcox R, Irwin R. Gradient-echo perfusion imaging of musculoskeletal abnormalities with contrast-enhanced two-dimensional fat-saturation FLASH. J Magn Reson Imaging. 1997 Sep-Oct; 7(5):895-902.
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        88. Kopec SE, Irwin RS, Mello CJ, Umali CB. Bilateral anaerobic empyemas complicating infectious mononucleosis. Chest. 1997 Sep; 112(3):833-5.
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        89. Cerra FB, Benitez MR, Blackburn GL, Irwin RS, Jeejeebhoy K, Katz DP, Pingleton SK, Pomposelli J, Rombeau JL, Shronts E, Wolfe RR, Zaloga GP. Applied nutrition in ICU patients. A consensus statement of the American College of Chest Physicians. Chest. 1997 Mar; 111(3):769-78.
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        90. Irwin RS, Weg JG. A man with a prolonged episode of palpitations. Chest. 1996 Nov; 110(5):1351-2.
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        91. Irwin RS, Weg JG. A 26-year-old man with shortness of breath, fever, and hemoptysis. Kaposi's sarcoma. Chest. 1996 Sep; 110(3):833-4.
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        92. Mello CJ, Irwin RS, Curley FJ. Predictive values of the character, timing, and complications of chronic cough in diagnosing its cause. Arch Intern Med. 1996 May 13; 156(9):997-1003.
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        93. Mello CJ, Veronikis I, Fraire AE, Aronin N, Irwin RS, Braverman LE. Metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma to lung diagnosed by bronchoalveolar lavage. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1996 Jan; 81(1):406-10.
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        94. Smyrnios NA, Irwin RS, Curley FJ. Chronic cough with a history of excessive sputum production. The spectrum and frequency of causes, key components of the diagnostic evaluation, and outcome of specific therapy. Chest. 1995 Oct; 108(4):991-7.
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        95. Madison JM, Irwin RS. Nonconventional therapy for asthma in the intensive care unit. J Intensive Care Med. 1995 May-Jun; 10(3):107-8.
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        96. Schaefer OP, Irwin RS. Tracheoarterial fistula: an unusual complication of tracheostomy. J Intensive Care Med. 1995 Mar-Apr; 10(2):64-75.
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        97. Madison JM, Irwin RS. Heliox for asthma. A trial balloon. Chest. 1995 Mar; 107(3):597-8.
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        98. Lacourcière Y, Brunner H, Irwin R, Karlberg BE, Ramsay LE, Snavely DB, Dobbins TW, Faison EP, Nelson EB. Effects of modulators of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system on cough. Losartan Cough Study Group. J Hypertens. 1994 Dec; 12(12):1387-93.
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        99. Hollingsworth HM, Silver KH, Irwin RS, Aurigemma GP. Lethargy, confusion, and a mediastinal abnormality in a 68-year-old woman. Chest. 1994 Sep; 106(3):939-41.
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        100. Irwin RS, French CL, Curley FJ, Zawacki JK, Bennett FM. Chronic cough due to gastroesophageal reflux. Clinical, diagnostic, and pathogenetic aspects. Chest. 1993 Nov; 104(5):1511-7.
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        101. Irwin RS, Curley FJ, Bennett FM. Appropriate use of antitussives and protussives. A practical review. Drugs. 1993 Jul; 46(1):80-91.
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        102. Irwin RS, Curley FJ, French CL. Difficult-to-control asthma. Contributing factors and outcome of a systematic management protocol. Chest. 1993 Jun; 103(6):1662-9.
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        103. Hollingsworth HM, Irwin RS. Acute respiratory failure in pregnancy. Clin Chest Med. 1992 Dec; 13(4):723-40.
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        104. Hollingsworth HM, Pratter MR, Dubois JM, Braverman LE, Irwin RS. Effect of triiodothyronine-induced thyrotoxicosis on airway hyperresponsiveness. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1991 Aug; 71(2):438-44.
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        105. Irwin RS, Curley FJ. The treatment of cough. A comprehensive review. Chest. 1991 Jun; 99(6):1477-84.
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        106. Bartter T, Irwin RS, Abraham JL, Dascal A, Nash G, Himmelstein JS, Jederlinic PJ. Zirconium compound-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Arch Intern Med. 1991 Jun; 151(6):1197-201.
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        107. Raptopoulos V, Davis LM, Lee G, Umali C, Lew R, Irwin RS. Factors affecting the development of pneumothorax associated with thoracentesis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1991 May; 156(5):917-20.
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        108. Grogan DR, Irwin RS. Risk of thoracentesis. Ann Intern Med. 1991 Mar 1; 114(5):431.
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        109. Irwin RS, Pratter MR. The clinical value of pharmacologic bronchoprovocation challenge. Med Clin North Am. 1990 May; 74(3):767-78.
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        110. Grogan DR, Irwin RS, Channick R, Raptopoulos V, Curley FJ, Bartter T, Corwin RW. Complications associated with thoracentesis. A prospective, randomized study comparing three different methods. Arch Intern Med. 1990 Apr; 150(4):873-7.
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        111. Irwin RS, Curley FJ, French CL. Chronic cough. The spectrum and frequency of causes, key components of the diagnostic evaluation, and outcome of specific therapy. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1990 Mar; 141(3):640-7.
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        112. Juric G, Coumas JM, Giansiracusa DF, Irwin RS. Hemothorax--an unusual presentation of spinal fracture in ankylosing spondylitis. J Rheumatol. 1990 Feb; 17(2):263-6.
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        113. Smyrnios NA, Jederlinic PJ, Irwin RS. Pleural effusion in an asymptomatic patient. Spectrum and frequency of causes and management considerations. Chest. 1990 Jan; 97(1):192-6.
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        114. Irwin RS, Zawacki JK, Curley FJ, French CL, Hoffman PJ. Chronic cough as the sole presenting manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1989 Nov; 140(5):1294-300.
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        115. Pratter MR, Curley FJ, Dubois J, Irwin RS. Cause and evaluation of chronic dyspnea in a pulmonary disease clinic. Arch Intern Med. 1989 Oct; 149(10):2277-82.
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        116. Pratter MR, Irwin RS. Is the demonstration of bronchial hyperreactivity the sine qua non for diagnosing symptomatic bronchial asthma? Allergy Proc. 1989 Sep-Oct; 10(5):323-7.
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        117. French CL, Irwin RS. Vigorous cleaning of Inspirease Reservoir Devices. Chest. 1989 Jun; 95(6):1366.
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        118. Irwin RS, Curley FJ. Is the anatomic, diagnostic work-up of chronic cough not all that it is hacked up to be? Chest. 1989 Apr; 95(4):711-3.
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        119. Bartter T, Irwin RS, Nash G, Balikian JP, Hollingsworth HH. Idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia with peripheral infiltrates on chest roentgenogram. Arch Intern Med. 1989 Feb; 149(2):273-9.
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        120. Irwin RS, Curley FJ. The diagnosis of chronic cough. Hosp Pract (Off Ed). 1988 Nov 30; 23(11A):82, 84, 89 passim.
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        121. Bartter T, Irwin RS, Nash G. Aneurysms of the pulmonary arteries. Chest. 1988 Nov; 94(5):1065-75.
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        122. Pratter MR, Irwin RS. Predicting response to bronchodilator therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Arch Intern Med. 1988 Sep; 148(9):1909-10.
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        123. Curley FJ, Irwin RS, Pratter MR, Stivers DH, Doern GV, Vernaglia PA, Larkin AB, Baker SP. Cough and the common cold. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1988 Aug; 138(2):305-11.
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        124. Irwin RS, Doherty PW, Bartter T, Gionet MM, Collins JA. Evaluation of technetium pertechnetate as a radionuclide marker of pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents in rabbits. Chest. 1988 Jun; 93(6):1270-5.
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        125. Pratter MR, Irwin RS. Usefulness and safety of pharmacologic bronchoprovocation challenge in evaluating patients with normal spirometric tests who are suspected of having asthma. Chest. 1988 May; 93(5):898-900.
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        126. Bartter T, Irwin RS, Phillips DA, Benotti JR, Worthington-Kirsch RL. Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm. A potential complication of pulmonary artery catheterization. Arch Intern Med. 1988 Feb; 148(2):471-3.
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        127. Bartter T, Hollingsworth HM, Irwin RS, Bianco JA, Frid DJ, Dalen JE. Pulmonary embolism from a venous thrombus located below the knee. Arch Intern Med. 1987 Feb; 147(2):373-5.
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        128. Irwin RS, Curley FJ, Pratter MR. The effects of drugs on cough. Eur J Respir Dis Suppl. 1987; 153:173-81.
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        129. Curley FJ, Pratter MR, Irwin RS, Anderson FA, Phillips DA, Doherty PW, Wheeler HB, Dalen JE. The clinical implications of bilaterally abnormal impedance plethysmography. Arch Intern Med. 1987 Jan; 147(1):125-9.
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        130. Seneff MG, Corwin RW, Gold LH, Irwin RS. Complications associated with thoracocentesis. Chest. 1986 Jul; 90(1):97-100.
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        131. Pratter MR, Marwaha RK, Irwin RS, Johnson BF, Curley FJ. Stability of stored histamine diphosphate solutions. Clinically useful information. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1985 Nov; 132(5):1130-1.
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        132. Corwin RW, Irwin RS. The lipid-laden alveolar macrophage as a marker of aspiration in parenchymal lung disease. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1985 Sep; 132(3):576-81.
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        137. Pratter MR, Hingston DM, Irwin RS. Diagnosis of bronchial asthma by clinical evaluation. An unreliable method. Chest. 1983 Jul; 84(1):42-7.
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        138. Pratter MR, Irwin RS. The optimal approach to identifying the cause of lower respiratory tract infection. A resolvable controversy. Chest. 1983 May; 83(5):714-5.
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        142. Irwin RS, Pratter MR, Hamolsky MW. Chronic persistent cough: an uncommon presenting complaint of thyroiditis. Chest. 1982 Mar; 81(3):386-8.
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        146. Irwin RS, Garrity FL, Erickson AD, Corrao WM, Kaemmerlen JT. Sampling lower respiratory tract secretions in primary lung abscess: a comparison of the accuracy of four methods. Chest. 1981 May; 79(5):559-65.
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        147. Irwin RS, Corrao WM, Pratter MR. Chronic persistent cough in the adult: the spectrum and frequency of causes and successful outcome of specific therapy. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1981 Apr; 123(4 Pt 1):413-7.
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        148. Pratter MR, Irwin RS. Viridans streptococcal pulmonary parenchymal infections. JAMA. 1980 Jun 27; 243(24):2515-7.
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        149. Irwin RS, Demers RR, Pratter MR, Garrity FL, Miner G, Pritchard A, Whitaker S. An outbreak of acinetobacter infection associated with the use of a ventilator spirometer. Respir Care. 1980 Feb; 25(2):232-7.
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        152. Pratter MR, Irwin RS. Transtracheal aspiration. Guidelines for safety. Chest. 1979 Nov; 76(5):518-20.
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        153. Irwin RS, Demers RR. Management of the patient with cough. Compr Ther. 1979 Oct; 5(10):43-9.
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        154. Irwin RS, Corrao WM. Community-acquired, Gram-negative bacillary infections. Spectrum and frequency. Arch Intern Med. 1979 Jul; 139(7):741-2.
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        155. Erickson AD, Irwin RS, Teplitz C, Corrao WM, Tarpey JT. Cerebral air embolism complicating transbronchoscopic lung biopsy. Ann Intern Med. 1979 Jun; 90(6):937-8.
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        156. Corrao WM, Braman SS, Irwin RS. Chronic cough as the sole presenting manifestation of bronchial asthma. N Engl J Med. 1979 Mar 22; 300(12):633-7.
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        157. Irwin RS, Corrao WM. Sarcoidosis. Prim Care. 1978 Sep; 5(3):447-64.
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        158. Irwin RS, Braman SS, Arvanitidis AN, Hamolsky MW. 131I thyroid scanning in preoperative diagnosis of mediastinal goiter. Ann Intern Med. 1978 Jul; 89(1):73-4.
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        159. Irwin RS, Rosen MJ, Braman SS. Cough. A comprehensive review. Arch Intern Med. 1977 Sep; 137(9):1186-91.
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        160. Irwin RS, Ashba JK, Braman SS, Lee HY, Corrao WM. Food asphyxiation in hospitalized patients. JAMA. 1977 Jun 20; 237(25):2744-5.
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        161. Millard CE, Irwin RS, Braman SS. Acute diffuse pneumonia of asthmatics and concomitant spherical pneumonia. Postgrad Med. 1977 Apr; 61(4):251-4.
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        162. Thomas HM, Irwin RS. Editorial: Classification of diffuse intrapulmonary hemorrhage. Chest. 1975 Oct; 68(4):483-4.
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        163. Irwin RS, Seith WF, Woelk WK, Enegren BJ. Cell wall-deficient bacterial variant cultural surveillance. A useful laboratory aid. Am J Med. 1975 Jul; 59(1):129-33.
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        164. Irwin RS, Woelk WK, Coudon WL. Primary meningococcal pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. 1975 Apr; 82(4):493-8.
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        165. Thomas HM, Lefrak SS, Irwin RS, Fritts HW, Caldwell PR. The oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve in health and disease. Role of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate. Am J Med. 1974 Sep; 57(3):331-48.
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        166. Irwin RS, Cottrell TS, Hsu KC, Griswold WR, Thomas HM. Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis: an electron microscopic and immunofluorescent study. Chest. 1974 Jan; 65(1):41-5.
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        167. Irwin RS, Thomas HM. Mucoid inpaction of the bronchus. Diagnosis and treatment. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1973 Oct; 108(4):955-9.
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