Hives: The Road to Diagnosis and Treatment of Urticaria

Hives: The Road to Diagnosis and Treatment of Urticaria

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by Alan A. Wanderer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0972794808

ISBN-13: 9780972794800

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: AnsonPublishing, LLC

About the Author

Alan A. Wanderer, M.D. is a graduate of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical training included an internship at Bellevue Hospital-Columbia Internal Medical Division, pediatric residency at Cornell Medical School and fellowship in allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology at National Jewish Center, Denver, Colorado. He is

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About the Author

Alan A. Wanderer, M.D. is a graduate of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical training included an internship at Bellevue Hospital-Columbia Internal Medical Division, pediatric residency at Cornell Medical School and fellowship in allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology at National Jewish Center, Denver, Colorado. He is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He was on the faculty of National Jewish Center and is currently a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Allergy at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Wanderer has authored numerous articles on allergy-clinical immunology subjects, particularly on the subject of urticaria (hives). Much of his research has concentrated on the mechanisms and therapy of a reproducible type of hives induced by cold, namely acquired cold urticaria. His collaboration with Dr. Hal Hoffman has led to the identification of the gene that is responsible for an inherited cold sensitivity disorder. He was lead author of recently published practice parameter guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of urticaria and angioedema that was sponsored by the Joint Task Force of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. His expertise in these medical conditions is recognized nationally and internationally.

Dr. Wanderer is a partner of the Allergy and Asthma Consultants of the Rockies, an allergy, asthma and clinical immunology practice located in Denver, Colorado and Bozeman, Montana

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972794800
Publisher:
AnsonPublishing, LLC
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
Workbook & Resource
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Section 1For Patients and Healthcare Professionals1
Introduction3
Chapter 1
Learning About Hives and Swelling7
Chapter 2
How to Be Sure Patients Are Experiencing Hives or Swelling21
Section 2Workbook for Patients25
Chapter 3
Exercises to Help Confirm the Presence of Hives and Swelling27
Chapter 4
History Questionnaire39
Section 3For Healthcare Professionals57
Instructions for Use of Section Three58
Chapter 5
Diagnostic Considerations61
Chapter 6
General Treatment Recommendations127
My Treatment Recommendations138
Specific Treatment Recommendations140
Chapter 7
Chronic Hives and Swelling Which Are Difficult to Diagnose and Treat157
Appendix IConditions That Masquerade As Hives and Swelling163
Appendix IIDiaries171
Appendix IIIRecord of Evaluation and Treatment179
Glossary185
References193
Index207

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Hives: The Road to Diagnosis and Treatment of Urticaria 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book for chronic urticaria sufferers. This should be required reading in medical schools. Thank you dr. Wanderer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I once heard someone say that a person they didn¿t like brought them out in hives. Funny huh? But actually, the truth is that hives are far from funny and cause misery to many. Most people believe that hives is nothing more than an allergic rash which vanishes as quickly as it arrives but symptoms differ from person to person, they can last for hours, days, weeks, months and years. For some there are periods of remission but afterwards the hives return again. Because of the nature of the condition it is difficult to treat and doctors tend to prescribe medication that masks the visible symptoms. rather than trying to treat the underlying condition. This can lead to frustration and depression for the patient. This book is gem. It offers practical help and hope for a cure. Written by a doctor, who has also experienced hives, it is part textbook and part workbook which patients can work through. It encourages patient and doctor to work together and allows the patient an opportunity to have a proactive approach in their treatment. I could not recommend this book more highly. It is informative and accessible to all who should try to read it. Alan Wanderer has done a wonderful thing here by remembering that at the source of every medical complaint is a real person who wants to be well. Other doctors could learn much from this man. Thank you Alan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Speaking as a sufferer of chronic urticaria for the last ten years, I cannot recommend this book too highly. Every doctor should have a copy to refer to, as chronic urticaria is difficult to diagnose and treat, and sufferers often end up going from doctor to doctor in a desperate attempt to get some relief from this miserable and frustrating condition. All the up to date information is here in one book, and it contains a unique workbook for the patient to complete and use, together with their doctor, to obtain some answers. Highly recommended and very welcome, nothing comparable available elsewhere. I wish this book had been available ten years ago when I first got CU - it is a valuable book for anyone with CU or their carers and doctors.