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Introducing a new book that takes a solid, evidence and research-based approach to asthma management. From start to finish, this book guides the reader through indication for the use of current therapies, inclu ding beta adrenergic agonists, corticosteroids, alternate therapies, a nd more. An informative guide, if offers advice on asthma education, c ompliance issues, and what to do when asthma is unresponsive to the us ual therapy. Additionally, epidemiology, genetics, diagnosis, inducers and triggers are also discussed.

"...takes a solid, evidence & research-based approach to asthma management...guides reader through indication for the use of current therapies, advice on asthma education, & compliance issues."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550091144
  • Publisher: B. C. Decker Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Evidence-Based Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360

Table of Contents

1 Natural History and Epidemiology 1
2 Genetics of Asthma 13
3 Cellular and Pathologic Characteristics 27
4 Diagnosis 39
5 Diagnosis in Children 57
6 Role of the Outdoor Environment 69
7 Role of Indoor Aeroallergens 81
8 Role of Childhood Infection 87
9 Diagnosis and Management of Occupational Asthma 95
10 Principles of Asthma Management in Adults 111
11 Management of Persistent Asthma in Childhood 121
12 Mechanisms of Action of [beta][subscript 2]-Agonists and Short-Acting [beta][subscript 2] Therapy 137
13 Role of Long-Acting [beta][subscript 2]-Adrenergic Agents 149
14 Use of Theophylline and Anticholinergic Therapy 159
15 Environmental Control and Immunotherapy 169
16 Role of Inhaled Corticosteroids 183
17 Leukotriene Modifiers 199
18 Alternative Anti-inflammatory Therapies 207
19 Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction 219
20 Acute Life-Threatening Asthma 233
21 Management of Asthma in the Intensive Care Unit 245
22 Severe Acute Asthma in Children 263
23 Role of Asthma Education 275
24 Asthma Unresponsive to Usual Therapy 291
25 Measures of Outcome 307
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