Personalizing Asthma Management for the Clinician
Fernando Holguin, Michael E. Wechslere altri
editore: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Personalized medicine is a rapidly emerging area in health care, and asthma management lends itself particularly well to this new development. This practical resource by Dr. Stanley J. Szefler helps you navigate the many asthma medication options available to your patients, as well as providing insights into those which may be introduced within the next several years.Features a wealth of information on available asthma medications, including new immunomodulators, new responses to treatment, and new treatment strategies at all levels of asthma care. Prepares you to meet your patients' needs regarding asthma exacerbation prevention and asthma prevention. Consolidates today's available information and guidance in this timely area into one convenient resource.
Theory and Practice
Jonathan A. Bernstein, Mark L. Levy
editore: CRC Press Inc
Enormous progress in asthma research has been made in the past 50 years, including a greater understanding of its complex pathogenesis and new and more effective therapies. Consequently, the scientific literature has grown vast and can be difficult to integrate. With contributions from a distinguished panel of world-renowned authors, Clinical Asthma: Theory and Practice presents a comprehensive study of both the common and the more challenging problems faced by all health care personnel who treat patients with asthma. The book is divided into seven sections, starting with the basics of asthma and ending with a discussion on the approach to asthma worldwide and in the primary care setting. Reflecting a strong clinical emphasis, each chapter begins with a patient case study supported by essential background information on the basic science and clinical decision-making process. This is followed by a discussion of clinical evaluation and management. The multidisciplinary coverage explores a range of topics including genetics, inflammation, immunology, and the identification of different endotypes. Using a bench-to-bedside approach, the book links basic science to the clinical management of asthma and explores options for improvement. The carefully selected authorship from experts worldwide presents a truly global outlook.
Advances in Combination Therapy for Asthma and COPD
Jan Lotvall, William W. Busse
editore: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Aimed at specialists in respiratory medicine, this new book comprehensively reviews the variety of agents currently available for treatment of asthma, COPD, and other airway diseases and covers practical guidelines as well as challenges and complications in their use. Advances in Combination Therapy for Asthma and COPD is the first book to address the complexity of multi-agent therapy and deal with management issues in an integrated fashion. A review of currently available agents and their applications, as well as new therapies soon to become available are outlined. Advantages of combined therapies and additional considerations that arise from multi-agent programs are highlighted.
Clinician's Desk Reference
J. Graham Douglas, Kurtis S. Elward
editore: Manson Publishing Ltd
As the series title implies each Clinician's Desk Reference is 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, randomized clinical trials have produced evidence to guide clinicians in how to manage patients with asthma. The book covers epidemiology, diagnosis and management, and takes a look at future developments. The authors highlight the under diagnosis of occupational asthma and emphasize the importance of effective patient education, particularly asthma action plans. There are ten clinical cases dealing with common diagnostic and management problems, frequently asked questions and appendices containing resources for patients and clinicians including useful websites, information leaflets and major references.
ABC of Asthma
Dipak Kanabar, John Reese altri
editore: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Asthma is a common condition with increasing prevalence. This new edition of the highly regarded ABC of Asthma has been thoroughly revised with reference to the latest British Thoracic Society guidelines on the management of asthma in children and adults. It covers the advances in practice and methods, with a new emphasis on delivery systems, self-dose assessment and delivery of care with different pharmacological approaches. The ABC of Asthma is a concise, up-to-date overview of all aspects of asthma and includes two new chapters focussing on GP practice issues including clinical management and organisation of asthma care. It is ideal for GPs, junior doctors and medical students, nurses, and anyone dealing with the treatment of asthma in children and adults.
Asthma and COPD
Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management
Jeffrey M. Drazen, Neil C. Thomsone altri
editore: Academic Press Inc
"The Second Edition of Asthma and COPD: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management" continues to provide a unique and authoritative comparison of asthma and COPD. Written and edited by the world's leading experts, it continues to be a comprehensive review of the most recent understanding of the basic mechanisms of both conditions, specifically comparing their etiology, pathogenesis, and treatments. Each chapter considers Asthma and COPD in side-by-side contrast and comparison not in isolation - in the context of mechanism, triggers, assessments, therapies, and clinical management. This title presents the latest and most comprehensive understandings of the mechanisms of inflammation in both Asthma and COPD. It provides most extensive reference to primary literature on both Asthma and COPD in one source. It offers easy-to-read summaries of the latest advances alongside clear illustrations.
Expert Consult: Online and Print
Mario Castro, Monica Kraft
This unique new text delivers practical guidelines on diagnosing and treating patients with asthma. Drs. Castro and Kraft are extensively involved in asthma research and improved patient care, and their comprehensive coverage of key challenges in diagnosing and treating asthma makes this a must have resource. The organized full-color format ensures readability, and helps you find information quickly and easily.
editore: Alpha Test
L'asma è un disturbo in forte diffusione in Occidente: negli ultimi 5 anni il numero dei malati nei paesi industrializzati è raddoppiato, diffondendosi specialmente tra i bambini. Questo agile volume contiene informazioni circa la malattia (sintomi, diagnosi, prevenzione, cura); schemi, disegni e supporti grafici a colori; domande/risposte più frequenti; un glossario; indirizzi utili e un indice ragionato. Scritto da uno dei massimi specialisti inglesi e aggiornato alle ultime conoscenze, illustra le cause, le modalità diagnostiche e i trattamenti dell'asma in modo rassicurante e utile per tutti coloro che ne soffrono e per le persone che stanno loro accanto.
Dagli aspetti patogenetici alle applicazioni diagnostiche, terapeutiche e di prevenzione.Collana Manuali Monotematici di allergologia ed Immunologia Clinica
Romagnani, S. , Matucci, A. , Rossi, O.
Your Questions Answered
editore: Churchill Livingstone
This book, written in the popular Q and A format of the "Your Questions Answered" series, will provide sufficient information for a primary care doctor to be able to understand and treat patients with asthma. Answers are presented in a succinct, accessible style, with emphasis on evidence-based, up-to-date knowledge.
Trattamento dell'asma sulla base delle evidenze
J. Mark Fitzgerald, Pierre Ernste altri
editore: Antonio Delfino Editore
Asthma in the Workplace
Jean-Luc, David I. Bersteine altri
editore: Marcel Dekker Inc
Fully updated to include crucial advances in the subject since publication of the First Edition, the Second Edition of this comprehensive volume reviews all aspects of occupational asthma, including disease mechanisms, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and categories of causative agents. Includes new and expanded material on: hypersensitivity pneumonitis and organic dust toxic syndromes; sick building syndrome, occupational rhinitis and urticaria; skin problems, and genetics of occupational asthma; animal, enzyme, and flour allergies; and latex allergy irritant-induced asthma (RADS). Featuring contributions from over 45 international authorities in the field-nearly 20 more than the First Edition - "Asthma in the Workplace, Second Edition" evaluates medicolegal and compensation issues and discusses inhalation challenge testing. Addressing the social outcomes of workers disabled by asthma, this book explores environmental exposure to causative chemicals and protein allergens. With numerous references, tables, drawings, photographs, and micrographs, "Asthma in the Workplace, Second Edition" will be welcomed by clinical immunologists and allergists, pulmonologists, occupational health and thoracic physicians, industrial hygienists, internists, toxicologists, immunotoxicologists, epidemiologists, aerosol scientists, lawyers involved with compensation issues, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
Terpeni nel trattamento dell'ambiente inquinato e delle malattie respiratorie e nervose
Da migliaia di anni gli estratti di piante sono usati come essenze, spezie e profumi anche a scopo curativo. Gli estratti contengono terpeni, che costituiscono il più vasto insieme conosciuto di metaboliti secondari delle piante. Ai terpeni vengono riconosciute funzioni ecologiche che incidono sulla sopravvivenza delle piante e dell'uomo: per esempio, agiscono da deterrenti per un gran numero di insetti e di mammiferi e contribuiscono a mantenere pulita e respirabile l'aria del nostro pianeta. Questo manuale è frutto dell'esperienza dell'autore, il quale ha studiato un gruppo di terpeni innocui e particolarmente interessanti per la loro azione sanificante ambientale e per le prospettive di impiego nelle affezioni del sistema respiratorio e nervoso.
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