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.
Preface. Asthma in Adults ( John Rees ). 1 Definition and Pathology. 2 Prevalence. 3 Diagnostic Testing and Monitoring. 4 Clinical Course. 5 Precipitating Factors. 6 General Management of Chronic Asthma. 7 Treatment of Chronic Asthma. 8 General Management of Acute Asthma. 9 Treatment of Acute Asthma. 10 Methods of Delivering Drugs. Asthma in Children ( Dipak Kanabar ). 11 Definition, Prevalence and Prevention. 12 Patterns of Illness and Diagnosis. 13 Treatment. 14 Pharmacological Therapies for Asthma. 15 Acute Severe Asthma. General Practice ( Shriti Pattani ). 16 Clinical Aspects of Managing Asthma in Primary Care. 17 Organisation of Asthma Care in Primary Care. Index.