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Author Douglas, Graham (Consultant physician)

Title Asthma / Graham Douglas, Kurtis S. Elward
Published London : Manson, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations
Series Clinician's desk reference
Clinician's desk reference.
Contents Ch. 1. The scale of the problem -- Ch. 2. Scientific principles of asthma -- Ch. 3. Making the diagnosis of asthma -- Ch. 4. Inhaler devices -- Ch. 5. Long-term management of asthma in adults -- Ch. 6. Management of acute asthma in adults -- Ch. 7. Management of childhood asthma -- Ch. 8. Occupational asthma -- Ch. 9. Educating patients and clinicians -- Ch. 10. Asthma in primary care -- Ch. 11. Asthma and the future -- Ch. 12. Clinical cases: diagnosis and management -- Clinician resources -- Patient resources -- Frequently-asked questions
Summary As the series title implies each Clinician's Desk Reference will be a practical resource and a daily aid for physicians in the hospital setting and in primary care. Asthma is one of the most important chronic disorders in the developed world. Evidence from around the world shows the prevalence of asthma has increased considerably since 1975, and now affects around 7.2% of the world population (about 100 million individuals). In the UK asthma is now the most common chronic disease affecting all age groups with approximately 11% of the population being diagnosed as having asthma at some time in their lives. Understanding of the basic mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of asthma has improved dramatically over the past 20 years. Along with this increase in basic scientific knowledge, randomised clinical trials have produced evidence to guide clinicans in how to manage patients with asthma. The book covers edipdemiology, diagnosis and management, and takes a look at future developments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Asthma -- Diagnosis.
Asthma -- Treatment.
Form Electronic book
Author Elward, Kurtis S.
ISBN 1840765135 (electronic bk.)
9781840765137 (electronic bk.)