Anaphylaxis - No. 257 / Edition 1

Anaphylaxis - No. 257 / Edition 1

by Novartis Foundation
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470861142

ISBN-13: 9780470861141

Pub. Date: 04/02/2004

Publisher: Wiley

An interdisciplinary group of experts explore the pathophysiology of different types of anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions in this timely publication. Data are presented on the epidemiology of these conditions and problems concerning diagnosis, therapy and prevention are discussed. Cardiovascular and microcirculatory events are examined, including

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Overview

An interdisciplinary group of experts explore the pathophysiology of different types of anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions in this timely publication. Data are presented on the epidemiology of these conditions and problems concerning diagnosis, therapy and prevention are discussed. Cardiovascular and microcirculatory events are examined, including microcirculatory disturbances, anaphylaxis during anesthesia, and the role of histamine receptors in the response of the heart to anaphylaxis. There is detailed consideration of the different initiators of anaphylaxis, including food, radiographic media, insect venom, and artificial materials used in operating rooms. The book ends with a discussion of the various controversies surrounding diagnosis and therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470861141
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/02/2004
Series:
Novartis Foundation Symposia Series, #140
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.76(d)

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Table of Contents

Chair’s introduction (Galli).

History and classification of anaphylaxis (Ring et al).

Rethinking TH2 antibody responses and allergic sensitization (Stern et al).

General discusssion I.

The high affinity receptor for IgE, FceRI (Metzger).

Effector cells of anaphylaxis: mast cells and basophils (Schwartz).

Cytokine enhancement of anaphylaxis (Strait et al).

General discussion II.

Patterns of anaphylaxis: acute and later phase features of allergic reactions (Golden).

Fatal anaphylaxis in the UK, 1992-2001 (Pumphrey).

The human heart as a shock organ in anaphylaxis (Marone et al).

General discussion III.

Food-induced anaphylaxis (Sampson).

Anaphylaxis to insect venom (Mosbech).

Anaphylaxis to anaesthetic drugs (Fisher).

General discussion IV.

The radiocontrast molecule in anaphylaxis. A surprising antigen (Lasser).

General discussion V.

Epinephrine (adrenaline) in the first-aid, out-of-hospital treatment of anaphylaxis (Simons).

New approaches for the treatment of anaphylaxis (Leung et al).

Patient’s perspective and publc policy regarding anaphylaxis (Munoz-Furlong).

Final discussion.

Index of contributors.

Subject index.

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