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Bronchial Asthma : A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment

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A fully updated edition of a widely respected classic on the diagnosis and management of asthma in a variety of patient subpopulations. Though this fifth edition continues to emphasize the definition, medications, and use of asthma treatment plans, it also focuses on the special needs patient, including the pediatric patient, the pregnant patient, and the patient undergoing surgery, as well as on the perennial issues of exercise and asthma, pulmonary aspergillosis, occupation, recreational drug use, and psychological/social considerations. Highlights for the fifth edition include a liberal use of tables and charts to make the book more practical and user-friendly, updates on the many new pharmaceuticals used to treat asthma, and first-time sections on food sensitivity and the diagnosis of asthma.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 406 pages
  • 180 x 256 x 30mm | 1,079.56g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th ed. 2006
  • XIV, 406 p.
  • 1588296040
  • 9781588296047

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Reviews of previous editions
"...This book will clearly establish its value for those who treat reversible airway disease. Lucidly written, with a cogent chapter format flowing from pathogenic principles to more detailed clinical appreciation...an invaluable compendium for the clinician who is called on to care for the patient with asthma."
-New England Journal of Medicine

"This book would be of value to any clinician dealing with asthmatic patients. Pulmonary physicians and allergists will also find this text to be an excellent review and an aid for focusing on clinical problems."
-Journal of the American Medical Association

"Overall, this book provides a concise and thorough review of asthma management, directed at primary care providers....There are excellent discussion on risk factors for developing asthma and on managing asthma in children, adults, and pregnancy....There are also excellent sections of infections and environment, exercise-induced asthma, occupational asthma, alternative therapies, and self-management programs....The thorough text and many useful tables and illustrations make this book an excellent resources for primary caregivers and anyone with an interest in asthma." - CANADIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN

"...offers chapters written by some of the most respected authors in the field...a valuable reference book for primary care physicians as well as specialists who care for patients with asthma."
-Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

"...this book provides a concise and thorough review of asthma management...The thorough text and many useful tables and illustrations make this book an excellent resource for primary caregivers and anyone with an interest in asthma." - Canadian Family Physician
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Hailed by professional journals and esteemed by primary care doctors everywhere, Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment has been fully updated to help physicians face the challenge of diagnosis and the management of asthma in every variety of patient subpopulation. Although this fifth edition continues to emphasize the definition, medications, and use of asthma treatment plans, it also focuses on the special needs patient, including the pediatric patient, the pregnant patient, and the patient undergoing surgery, as well as on the perennial issues of exercise and asthma, pulmonary aspergillosis, occupation, recreational drug use, and psychological/social considerations. Highlights for the fifth edition include a liberal use of tables and charts to make the book more practical and user-friendly, updates on the many new pharmaceuticals used to treat asthma, and first-time sections on food sensitivity and the diagnosis of asthma.
Authoritative and easy to use, Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, Fifth Edition, continues the high standard established by the earlier editions, providing a basic framework for successful individualized treatment of all patients suffering from this debilitating disease.
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Table of contents

Part I. Definitions and Host Responses to Bronchospasm

The Origins and Characteristics of Asthma
Russell J. Hopp and Robert G. Townley

Part II. Patient Management

Diagnosing Allergic Asthma
Gerald L. Klein

How the Pulmonary Function Laboratory Contributes to the Management of the Patient With Asthma
Richard E. Kanner and Theodore G. Liou

Treatment of Asthma in Children
Christopher Chang

Adult-Onset Asthma
Samuel Louie, Nicholas J. Kenyon, Kimberly A. Hardin, and Ken Y. Yoneda

The Patient With Asthma in the Emergency Department
Donna Kinser

Severe Asthma: From ICU to Discharge
Brian M. Morrissey, Nicholas J. Kenyon, and Timothy E. Albertson

Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Asthma
Andrea Borchers, Carl L. Keen, and M. Eric Gershwin

Part III. Special Clinical Problems

The Pregnant Patient With Asthma
Arif M. Seyal

Infectious and Environmental Triggers of Asthma
Laurel J. Gershwin

Exercise-Induced Asthma: Sports and Athletes
Rahmat Afrasiabi

How Can Foods, Additives, and Drugs Affect the Patient With Asthma?
Suzanne S. Teuber

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis: An Evolving Challenge in Asthma
Brian M. Morrissey and Samuel Louie

Occupational Asthma: A Special Environmental Interaction
Nicholas J. Kenyon, Brian M. Morrissey, and Timothy E. Albertson

Anesthesia for Patients With Asthma
Dennis L. Fung

How Recreational Drugs Affect Asthma
Timothy E. Albertson, Steve Offerman, and Nicholas J. Kenyon

Part IV. Living With Asthma

Self-Management in Asthma: Empowering the Patient
Arvind Kumar and M. Eric Gershwin

The Challenge of Asthma in Minority Populations
Albin B. Leong

Asthma and the Law
Charles Bond

Index
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Review Text

Reviews of previous editions
"...This book will clearly establish its value for those who treat reversible airway disease. Lucidly written, with a cogent chapter format flowing from pathogenic principles to more detailed clinical appreciation...an invaluable compendium for the clinician who is called on to care for the patient with asthma."
-New England Journal of Medicine

"This book would be of value to any clinician dealing with asthmatic patients. Pulmonary physicians and allergists will also find this text to be an excellent review and an aid for focusing on clinical problems."
-Journal of the American Medical Association

"Overall, this book provides a concise and thorough review of asthma management, directed at primary care providers....There are excellent discussion on risk factors for developing asthma and on managing asthma in children, adults, and pregnancy....There are also excellent sections of infections and environment, exercise-induced asthma, occupational asthma, alternative therapies, and self-management programs....The thorough text and many useful tables and illustrations make this book an excellent resources for primary caregivers and anyone with an interest in asthma." - CANADIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN

"...offers chapters written by some of the most respected authors in the field...a valuable reference book for primary care physicians as well as specialists who care for patients with asthma."
-Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

"...this book provides a concise and thorough review of asthma management...The thorough text and many useful tables and illustrations make this book an excellent resource for primary caregivers and anyone with an interest in asthma." - Canadian Family Physician
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