Middleton's Allergy Essentials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323375795, 9780323392730

Middleton's Allergy Essentials

1st Edition

Editors: Robyn O'Hehir Stephen Holgate Aziz Sheikh
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323375795
eBook ISBN: 9780323392730
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 9th December 2015
Page Count: 424

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For decades, health care practitioners have relied on Middleton’s Allergy as their go-to reference for comprehensive information on allergic disorders. Now Middleton’s Allergy Essentials, by Drs. Robyn E. O'Hehir, Stephen T. Holgate, and Aziz Sheikh, offers a concise resource that’s both easily accessible and highly authoritative. Perfect for clinicians in primary and secondary care settings, this practical volume covers what is most useful in your daily practice, with a strong emphasis on disease diagnosis and management.

Key Features

  • A practical approach to evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of allergic disorders, focused specifically on what the non-specialist needs to know for everyday practice.
  • Each chapter begins with a handy summary of key concepts to help you quickly identify important information.
  • Coverage of today’s hot topics includes asthma, drug allergies, food allergies and gastrointestinal disorders, anaphylaxis, atopic dermatitis, and allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Concise sections on mechanisms are included where relevant, keeping you up to date with this rapidly evolving field.
  • Authored by the same internationally recognized experts that produce Middleton’s Allergy, the definitive text in the field.
  • Ideal for physicians, residents, general and family practitioners, nurse practitioners, primary care doctors, hospitalists, general internists – anyone who is called upon to make effective diagnostic and treatment decisions regarding allergic disorders.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Mechanisms of Allergic Diseases          

Chapter 2: The Origins of Allergic Disease             

Chapter 3: Epidemiology of Allergic Diseases       

Chapter 4: Indoor and Outdoor Allergens and Pollutants                

Chapter 5: Principles of Allergy Diagnosis              

Chapter 6: Allergen-specific Immunotherapy      

Chapter 7: Asthma          

Chapter 8: Allergic Rhinitis and Conjunctivitis      

Chapter 9: Drug Allergy

Chapter 10: Urticaria and Angioedema without Wheals  

Chapter 11: Atopic Dermatitis and Allergic Contact Dermatitis     

Chapter 12: Food Allergy and Gastrointestinal Syndromes            

Chapter 13: Anaphylaxis               

Chapter 14: Occupational Allergy             

Chapter 15: Insect Allergy            


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About the Editors

Robyn O'Hehir

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Department of Allergy, Immunology, and Respiratory Medicine Alfred Hospital Monash University Melbourne Australia

Stephen Holgate

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology Medical Faculty in Clinical and Experimental Sciences

Aziz Sheikh

Professor of Primary Care Research and Development and Co-Director, Centre of Medical Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, UK Areas of expertise: Allergy and Respiratory Medicine; eHealth; Patient Safety; and Ethnicity, Religion and Health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Primary Care Research and Development Co-Director of the Centre of Medical Informatics