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Title Bronchial asthma : a guide for practical understanding and treatment / edited by M. Eric Gershwin, Timothy E. Albertson
Edition Fifth edition
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 405 pages) : illustrations
Series Current clinical practice
Current clinical practice.
Contents Complementary/alternative therapies in asthma / Andrea Borchers, Carl L. Keen, and M. Eric Gershwin -- The pregnant patient with asthma / Arif M. Seyal -- Infectious and environmental triggers of asthma / Laurel J. Gershwin -- Exercise-induced asthma: sports and athletes / Rahmat Afrasiabi -- How can foods, additives, and drugs affect the patient with asthma / Suzanne S. Teuber -- Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: an evolving challenge in asthma / Brian Morrissey and Samuel Louie
Occupational asthma: a special environmental interation / Nicholas J. Kenyon, Brian M. Morrissey, and Timothy E. Albertson -- Anesthesia for patients with asthma / Dennis L. Fung -- How recreational drugs affect asthma / Timothy E. Albertson, Steve Offerman, and Nicholas J. Kenyon -- Self-management in asthma: empowering the patient / Arvind Kumar and M. Eric Gershwin -- The challenge of asthma in minority populations / Albin Leong -- Asthma and the law / Charles Bond
The origins and characteristics of asthma / Russell J. Hopp and Robert G. Townley -- Diagnosing allergic asthma / Gerald L. Klein -- How the pulmonary function laboratory contributes to the management of the asthma patient / Richard E. Kanner and Theodore G. Liou -- Treatment of asthma in children / Christopher Chang -- Adult-onset asthma / Samuel Louie [and others] -- The patient with asthma in the emergency department / Donna Kinser -- Severe asthma: from ICU to discharge / Brian M. Morrissey, Nicholas J. Kenyon, and Timothy E. Albertson
Summary Hailed by professional journals and esteemed by primary care doctors everywhere, Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment has been fully updated to help physicians face the challenge of diagnosis and the management of asthma in every variety of patient subpopulation. Although this fifth edition continues to emphasize the definition, medications, and use of asthma treatment plans, it also focuses on the special needs patient, including the pediatric patient, the pregnant patient, and the patient undergoing surgery, as well as on the perennial issues of exercise and asthma, pulmonary aspergillosis, occupation, recreational drug use, and psychological/social considerations. Highlights for the fifth edition include a liberal use of tables and charts to make the book more practical and user-friendly, updates on the many new pharmaceuticals used to treat asthma, and first-time sections on food sensitivity and the diagnosis of asthma. Authoritative and easy to use, Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, Fifth Edition, continues the high standard established by the earlier editions, providing a basic framework for successful individualized treatment of all patients suffering from this debilitating disease
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Asthma -- Diagnosis.
Asthma -- Treatment.
Asthma -- diagnosis.
Asthma -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Albertson, Timothy Eugene.
Gershwin, M. Eric, 1946-
LC no. 2005017322
ISBN 1588296040 (alk. paper)
1597450146 (e-ISBN)
9781588296047 (alk. paper)
9781597450140 (e-ISBN)