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Clinical asthma

Author: Mario Castro; Monica Kraft
Publisher: Philadelphia : Mosby / Elsevier, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new text delivers practical guidelines on diagnosing and treating patients with asthma. The authors are extensively involved in asthma research and improved patient care, and their comprehensive coverage of key challenges in diagnosing and treating asthma makes this an important resource. The organized full-color format ensures readability, and helps you find information quickly and easily. Offers up-to-date  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Castro; Monica Kraft
ISBN: 9780323042895 0323042899
OCLC Number: 144770835
Description: xiv, 516 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Section 1: Asthma In The 21st Century --
chapter 1 The Asthma Epidemic --
David Slade, Monica Kraft, Mario Castro --
chapter 2 Development of Asthma in Early Life --
John O. Warner --
chapter 3 Pathophysiology of Asthma --
Pascal Chanez --
chapter 4 Pathophysiology of Asthma --
Stefano Guerra, Anne L. Wright --
Section 2: Diagnosis Of Asthma --
chapter 5 What is asthma? --
Jessica H. Boyd, Robert C. Strunk --
6 Diagnosis of Asthma in the Child --
Joseph D. Spahn, Lora Stewart, Bradley Chipps --
7 Diagnosis of Asthma in Adults --
Njira Lugogo --
8 Pulmonary Function Tests: how to interpret --
Reuben Cherniack --
9 Bronchoprovocation Tests: how and when to use --
Don Cockroft --
10 Allergy Skin Tests: how to interpret --
Larry W. Williams --
11 Noninvasive Tests: effectiveness of eNO and EBC in asthma diagnosis --
Phil Silkoff --
12 Invasive Tests: the roles of bronchoalveolar lavage and biopsy --
Anandhi T. Murugan, William J. Calhoun --
Section 3: Assessment --
13 Clinical Assessment of Asthma --
Peter Gibson --
14 Classification of Asthma by Severity --
James Fish --
15 Asthma Control --
Anne L. Fulbrigge, Aaron Deykin --
16 Assessment of Airway Inflammation --
John G. McCartney, Nizar N. Jarjour --
17 Asthma Triggers: what really matters? --
Iftikhar Hussain --
SECTION 4: Management --
18 Goals for Asthma Management: short- and long-term --
Ravi Aysola, Mario Castro --
19 The Asthma Guidelines: what do the experts teach us? --
Sujani Kakumanu, William W. Busse --
20 Management of Persistent Asthma in Children --
Ananda Patel, Len Bacharier --
21 Management of Persistent Asthma in Adults --
Rodolfo M. Pascual, Stephen P. Peters --
22 Status Asthmaticus Management --
Charles Cairns --
23 Management of the Hospitalized and ICU Patient with Asthma --
Tom Corbridge --
24 Environmental Modification --
Tom Platts Mill, Danielle Qureshi --
25 Asthma Managment: how clinicians can teach patients to modify their asthma --
management --
David Evans --
26 Pharmacogenetics: how will this change asthma management? --
John J. Lima --
SECTION 5: Treatment --
27 Bronchodilators: short- and long-acting beta agonists and anticholinergics --
Nick Hanania --
28 Corticosteriods --
Lora Stewart, Ronina Covar, Stan Szefler --
29 Leukotriene Modifiers --
Jonathan Spahr, Marzena Krawiecz --
30 Phosodiesterase Inhibitors and Theophylline --
Roy Pleasants --
31 Anti-allergic Drugs: anti-IgE therapy, cromolyn, nedcromil --
David Slade, Monica Kraft --
32 Immunosuppression --
Chris Corrigan --
33 Immunotherapy --
Tom Casale --
34 Treatment Delivery Systems --
Bruce K. Rubin, James B. Fink --
35 Monitoring for Side-effects from Treatment --
Chris Sorkness, PharmD --
SECTION 6: Special Situations in the Management of Asthma --
36 The Difficult to Treat Asthma Patient --
Ilonka H. van Veen, Elisabeth H. Bel --
37 Chronic Sinusitus --
John W. Steinke, Larry Borish --
38 Vocal Cord Dysfunction --
Frederick S. Wamboldt, Ronald C. Balkissoon --
39 Gastroesophageal Reflux --
Robyn L. Boedefeld, Susan M. Harding --
40 Exercise-induced Asthma --
Jeremy D. Bufford, Robert F. Lemanske --
41 Nocturnal Asthma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea --
Jonathan Parsons, John Mastronarde --
42 Occupational Asthma --
Anthony J. Frew --
43 Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis --
Ray Slavin --
44 Churg-Strauss Syndrome --
Michael E. Wechsler --
45 Psychological Sequella in Pediatric Asthma: identification and intervention --
Jane Robinson, Bruce Bender, Kimberly Kelsay --
46 The Pregnant Asthma Patient --
Jennifer Namazy, Michael Schatz --
SECTION 7: Education --
47 Assessing Educational Needs --
Marianna M. Sockrider, Danita Czyzewski --
48 Educational and Communication Strategies and Resources --
Christine Waldman Wagner --
49 Education and Support for Larger Groups --
Sandra Wilson --
50 Special Populations with Asthma --
Maureen George --
51 Improving Adherence --
Elizabeth L. McQuaid, Karen J. Tien, Andrea J. Apter --
52 Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Asthma Management Plan --
Laurel R. Talabere --
53 Asthma Self-management --
Susan L. Janson --
54 Evaluating Individual and Program Outcomes --
Joan Mangan, Lynn Gerald.
Responsibility: editors, Mario Castro, Monica Kraft.
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