Providing comprehensive coverage of the pathophysiology, pharmacology, and management of asthma from a multidisciplinary perspective, this thoroughly revised and updated reference reports the most recent breakthroughs in antiinflammatory therapies, herbal medications, airway remodeling, and disease prevention strategies.
Addresses current dimensions of care, including genetics, occupational exposure, sleep disorders, and gastroesophageal reflux!
Table of Contents
Asthma as a Progressive Disease: Pulmonary and Epidemiological Insights Scott T. Weiss Genetic Influences on Asthma Severity John W. Holloway, Steuart Rorke, Bianca Beghé, and Stephen T. Holgate Pulmonary Physiology of Severe Asthma in Children and Adults Gary L. Larsen, Gwendolyn S. Kerby, and Charles G. Irvin Inflammatory Mediators and Neural Mechanisms in Severe Asthma Peter J. Barnes Role of Airway Remodeling in Severe Asthma Sophie Molet and Qutayba Hamid
Pharmacological Management of Severe Asthma Stanley J. Szefler Leukotrienes and Antileukotriene Therapy in Severe Asthma Sally E. Wenzel Molecular Mechanisms of Glucocorticoid Action John W. Bloom Nocturnal Asthma as a Component of Severe Asthma E. Rand Sutherland and Richard J. Martin Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Asthma Esther L. Langmack
Gastroesophageal Reflux in Severe Asthma Donna L. Bratton and Philip D. Hanna Application of Imaging Procedures in the Diagnosis and Management of Severe Asthma Steven P. Jensen, David A. Lynch, and John D. Newell, Jr.
Chronic Infection and Severe Asthma David N. Pham and Monica Kraft Sleep Disorders in Severe Asthma Robert D. Ballard Allergen-Specific Therapy for Severe Asthma Tina K. Hatley, Judith A. Woodfolk, George A. Ward, and Thomas A. E. Platts-Mills Aspirin, Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, and Preservatives as Causes for Severe Asthma Donald D. Stevenson Occupational Asthma: Spectrum of Severity and Implications for Management Ron Balkissoon Clinical Significance of Rhinosinusitis in Severe Asthma and Its Management Daniel L. Hamilos Monitoring Activity of Severe Asthma Richard Leigh, Margaret M. Kelly, and Frederick Hargreave Psychosocial Aspects of Severe Asthma in Children Marianne Z. Wamboldt and Frederick S. Wamboldt Growth Impairment Related to Severe Asthma David B. Allen Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis: Prevention and Management Dennis K. Ledford Management of Severe Asthma Antonio M. Vignola, Pascal Chanez, and Jean Bousquet Steroid-Resistant Asthma: New Insights and Implications for Management Donald Y. M. Leung, Joseph D. Spahn, and Stanley J. Szefler Prevention of Severe Asthma: Promising Opportunities Stanley J. Szefler and Donald Y. M . Leung