Food Hypersensitivity and Adverse Reactions: A Practical Guide for Diagnosis and Management / Edition 1

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Overview

Presents classic and recent findings on immunological dysfunctions caused by food allergies-coordinating the most advanced clinical techniques and assessment methods with practical insights for treatment and patient care.

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Reviewer: Clifton T. Furukawa, MD (University of Washington School of Medicine)
Description: This is the 14th volume of a series on clinical allergy and immunology and is a practical guide for the diagnosis and management of food related reactions.
Purpose: The intent is to provide a resource of up-to-date basic science and relevant clinical expertise in the area of food-related adverse reactions. For many clinicians, food related reactions are difficult to evaluate. There is actually considerable science which supports rational and evidence-based approaches to food related reactions, and this information is presented in this book in an easy to comprehend format.
Audience: The editors feel this book is for "internists, pediatricians, family practitioner, allergists-immunologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, food scientists, dieticians, medical students, students in nutritional programs, teachers of nutritional science and executives in the food industry." I would also include nurses, physician assistants, and medical assistants. All chapters are written by credible authorities in the field.
Features: Basic science necessary to understand mechanisms and treatment of food-related reactions, and the causes, manifestations, diagnostic tests, and treatment options are thoroughly covered. In addition, clinically useful tables of products and resources are provided. References are particularly extensive, a unique feature among books in this topic area. There are no color tables or illustrations, which could have improved interest in some of the basic science and epidemiology of food-related reactions.
Assessment: This is a concise yet comprehensive resource of use to anyone professionally dealing with food-related reactions. It is scientifically accurate, and has useful clinical information supported by background information and augmented with extensive referencing. As such it should be used by all professionals dealing with adverse reactions to foods.
Clifton T. Furukawa
This is the 14th volume of a series on clinical allergy and immunology and is a practical guide for the diagnosis and management of food related reactions. The intent is to provide a resource of up-to-date basic science and relevant clinical expertise in the area of food-related adverse reactions. For many clinicians, food related reactions are difficult to evaluate. There is actually considerable science which supports rational and evidence-based approaches to food related reactions, and this information is presented in this book in an easy to comprehend format. The editors feel this book is for ""internists, pediatricians, family practitioner, allergists-immunologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, food scientists, dieticians, medical students, students in nutritional programs, teachers of nutritional science and executives in the food industry."" I would also include nurses, physician assistants, and medical assistants. All chapters are written by credible authorities in the field. Basic science necessary to understand mechanisms and treatment of food-related reactions, and the causes, manifestations, diagnostic tests, and treatment options are thoroughly covered. In addition, clinically useful tables of products and resources are provided. References are particularly extensive, a unique feature among books in this topic area. There are no color tables or illustrations, which could have improved interest in some of the basic science and epidemiology of food-related reactions. This is a concise yet comprehensive resource of use to anyone professionally dealing with food-related reactions. It is scientifically accurate, and has usefulclinical information supported by background information and augmented with extensive referencing. As such it should be used by all professionals dealing with adverse reactions to foods.
New England Journal of Medicine
...This compendium very successfully lays out the many facets of the problem with cogency. It represents a substantial achievement and will repeatedly reward its multi—tiered readership well....it will become a much—thumbed reference book." (New England Journal of Medicine) "...Having thorough up—to—date reviews of the many facets of [adverse reactions to foods] in a single textbook will be valuable. This compendium very successfully lays out the many facets of the problem with cogency. It represents a substantial achievement and will repeatedly reward its multi—tiered readership well....it will become a much—thumbed reference book.
Food Trade Review
...The presentation of neurologic, autoimmune and psychological topics provide information for an integrated team approach in evaluating the food—allergic patient.
Annals of Pharmacotherapy
...an excellent, comprehensive source of information.
Booknews
Provides basic scientific and clinical information for researchers and for practitioners of any of the medical specialties in which food hypersensitivity is encountered and in nutrition and food science. Reviews the allergic and immunologic basis for food hypersensitivity, and details clinical manifestations, including prevalence, unusual presentations, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Also discusses managing the hospitalized patient, diets, hypoallergenic formulas, and patient resources. Several contributors consider immunological mechanisms including food allergin characterization, food contaminants, and hidden foods; others examine non-IgE-mediated topics and atypical cutaneous manifestations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824799038
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Clinical Allergy and Immunology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Basic science mechanisms: mast cells and basophils - basic biology and roles in gastrointestinal diseases; humeral and cellular immunity; antigen absorption and the gut barrier; food allergens. Etiologic factors: cow's milk allergy; adverse reactions to food additives; cross-reactive and hidden allergies; allergylike intoxications from foods. clinical manifestations: food allergy perception and reality; delayed and non-IgE-mediated reactions; cutaneous manifestations of hypersensitivity and adverse reactions to food; anaphylaxis; gastrointestinal manifestations of food allergy; neurological manifestations of adverse food reactions; exercise-induced anaphylaxis; unusual presentations; psychological manifestations. Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment: psychological manifestations in idiopathic environmental intolerance (foods); challenge procedures for the diagnosis of adverse food reactions; laboratory diagnosis of food allergy; unproven methods of diagnosis and treatment of food allergy. Management of food allergies: the management and prevention of food allergies; food allergies and their implications in diets and nutrition; milk-free, egg-free, corn-free, wheat-free diets; hypoallergenic formulas; available patient resources.

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