Peter Dicpinigaitis, M.D., is active in the field of cough research. Dr. Dicpinigaitis and colleagues have developed methods of cough reflex sensitivity measurement with the tussive agent capsaicin that have been adopted in international guidelines as the proposed standard method of cough challenge testing.
Using this methodology, Dicpinigaitis has performed numerous studies to evaluate potential antitussive drugs; to evaluate the effect of non-pharmacological interventions such as cigarette smoking on cough reflex sensitivity; as well as to evaluate ethnic and gender differences in the cough reflex.
Clinical Specialty Areas
- critical care medicine