Bronchial Asthma: Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment

Bronchial Asthma: Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461266976
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 3rd ed. 1994
Pages: 767
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.06(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Definitions and Host Responses to Bronchospasm. The Genetics and Epidemiology of Asthma. Pathogenesis of Asthma: Mediators and Mechanisms. The Role of Mast Cells and Eosinophils in Asthma. Morphologic Basis of Airflow Obstruction. The Role of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory in Patients with Bronchial Asthma. The Interrelations Between Asthma, Pregnancy, and Lactation. Differential Diagnosis of Asthma in Children: Bronchial Asthma, Occult Asthma, and Pseudoasthma. Differential Diagnosis of Asthma in Adults: Bronchial Asthma, Occult Asthma, and Pseudoasthma. Part II: Patient Management. Allergic Evaluations and Management Considerations of Patients with Asthma. Clinical Laboratory Assessment of the Bronchial Asthma Patient. Radiological Considerations in Asthma. Treatment of Asthma in Children. The Pharmacological Treatment of Asthma in Adults. Management of Status Asthmaticus in Childhood. Management of Status Asthmaticus in Adults. Role of Immunotherapy in Asthma. Management of the Pregnant Asthmatic. Unconventional Therapy in Asthma. Treatment Aspects of Asthma in Japan. Treatment Aspects of 'International' Asthma: Europe. Part III: Special Clinical Problems. Respiratory Tract Infections and Asthma. Diagnosis and Management of Exercise-Induced Asthma. Chronic Sinus Disease and Asthma. Aspirin, Related Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Sulfites, and Other Food Additives as Precipitating Factors in Asthma. Air Pollution and Asthma. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. Occupational Asthma. Part IV: Living with Asthma. Anesthetic Considerations in Asthmatic Patients. Use of Prospective Disease Management to Minimize Asthma Symptoms and Maximize Potential. Asthma in School Children: Reducing the Impact on Education. Sports, Athletes, and Asthma: Winning the Fame with Asthma. The Psychology of Asthma: Implications for Treatment. Disability/Legal Issues for Asthmatics. Index .

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