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Asthma

Author: T J H Clark
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"Considered by many to be THE text on asthma, this is the long awaited update of the last edition published in 1991. Since then, the field has advanced rapidly and competing titles have proliferated yet there is still a need for a comprehensive, manageable and practical clinical text which is aimed at trainees and the general physician as well as practicing specialists."--Publisher description (LoC).
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T J H Clark
ISBN: 0340761237 9780340761236
OCLC Number: 43968968
Description: viii, 476 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The definition of asthma: its relationship to other chronic obstructive lung diseases / W. McConnell and S. Holgate --
2. Lung function and bronchial hyperresponsiveness: physiological aspects / G.J. Gibson --
3. Exercise and environmentally-induced asthma / S. Godfrey --
4. Bronchial challenge by pharmacological agents / P.M. O'Byrne --
5. The autonomic nervous system in asthma / D. Schmidt and K.F. Rabe --
6. Inflammatory mediators and cytokines in asthma / T.H. Lee and C. Hawrylowicz --
7. Genetics of asthma / G.H. Koppelman, G.G. Meijer and E.R. Bleecker / [and others] --
8. Pathology of asthma / P.K. Jeffery --
9. Epidemiology / P.G.J. Burney --
10. Occupational asthma / P.S. Burge --
11. [beta]-Agonists: mode of action and place in management / A.E. Tattersfield --
12. Non-steroidal prophylactic agents: mode of action and place in management / N.C. Thomson --
13. Corticosteroids: mode of action and place in management / P.J. Barnes --
14. Devices for inhaling medications / S.P. Newman --
15. Management of asthma in adults / A.J. Woolcock --
16. Childhood asthma / S. Godfrey --
17. Health professional and patient education / M.R. Partridge and G. Barnes --
18. Allergy and asthma: control and treatment / J.O. Warner and J.A. Warner.
Responsibility: edited by T.J.H Clark [and others].
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