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Manual of Asthma Management

This unique manual provides comprehensive, practical, and easily accessible guidelines on the key points of asthma management in both adults and children. The updated 2nd edition incorporates the most recent national and international guidelines for the care of asthmatic patients, with vital information on how to address clinical issues while emphasizing essential basic science in diagnosing, managing, and treating asthma.

Hardbound, 704 Pages

Published: October 2000

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2529-7

Contents

  • EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF ASTHMA
    1 Definition, classification, epidemiology and risk factors
    2 Natural history
    3 Pathogenesis

    DIAGNOSIS AND INVESTIGATIONS OF ASTHMA
    4 Triggers of asthma
    5 Diagnosis in children
    6 Diagnosis in adults
    7 Pulmonary function tests
    8 Provocation tests
    9 Investigations of allergy
    10 Examination of sputum, exhaled gases and nasal cytology
    11 Bronchoalveolar lavage and bronchial biopsies

    ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF ASTHMA
    12 Assessment of asthma control: symptoms, drug use, PEF, severity
    13 Assessment of asthma control: quality of life
    14 Assessment of asthma control: markers of inflammation
    15 Primary prevention of asthma
    16 Secondary allergen avoidance measures
    17 Corticosteroids
    18 Anti-allergic drugs
    19 Immunosuppressive agents
    20 Mediator antagonists and other new agents
    21 Bronchodilators
    22 Delivery systems
    23 Immunotherapy
    24 Other forms of treatment
    25 Patient education
    26 Self-management plans
    27 Assessment of compliance
    MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA
    28 General principles
    29 Management of chronic asthma in children
    30 Management of acute asthma in children
    31 Management of chronic asthma in adults
    32 Management of acute asthma in adults
    33 Specific problems: occupational asthma
    34 Specific problems: asthma induced by aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    35 Specific problems: allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    36 Specific problems: exercise-induced asthma
    37 Specific problems: nocturnal asthma
    38 Specific problems: asthma in pregnancy and pre-menses
    39 Specific problems: corticosteroids resistant asthma
    40 Specific problems: psychological factors
    41 Specific problems: gastro-oesophageal reflux and asthma
    42 Specific problems: cough
    43 Specific problems: chronic rhinosinusitis and asthma
    44 Specific problems: food allergy in asthma
    45 Specific problems: difficult asthma
    46 Specific problems: steroid-induced side effects
    47 Acute complications of asthma
    48 Chronic complications of asthma
    RUNNING AN ASTHMA SERVICE
    49 Primary care
    50 Hospital practice
    51 Audit in asthma
    52 Economics of asthma

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