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Allergy and Asthma : The Basics to Best Practices

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Massoud Mahmoudi, editor-in-chief. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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Allergy and Asthma: The Basics to Best Practices is intended to serve as a single comprehensive reference covering all needed knowledge of allergic diseases. Allergy is a unique and distinctive area of medicine wherein learning the fundamentals requires gathering information from various different disciplines. Allergic diseases affect various organ systems and the practice of a wide range of physicians from otolaryngologists, and pulmonologists, to gastroenterologists, dermatologists, and ophth…
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Massoud Mahmoudi, editor-in-chief
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 1101 p.) : 126 illus., 95 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030051471
9783030051464 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Allergic Agents - therapeutic use
Asthma - diagnosis
Asthma - therapy
Hypersensitivity - diagnosis
Hypersensitivity - therapy
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology
Abstract
Allergy and Asthma: The Basics to Best Practices is intended to serve as a single comprehensive reference covering all needed knowledge of allergic diseases. Allergy is a unique and distinctive area of medicine wherein learning the fundamentals requires gathering information from various different disciplines. Allergic diseases affect various organ systems and the practice of a wide range of physicians from otolaryngologists, and pulmonologists, to gastroenterologists, dermatologists, and ophthalmologists. Clinicians and trainees alike will benefit from a resource that introduces the basic concepts, as well as providing comprehensive, consistently up-to-date instruction on intermediate and advanced conditions, research, and treatment strategies. The book is divided into nine sections and is written by some of the foremost experts in the field. Allergy and Asthma opens with an introduction which covers the epidemiology of allergic diseases, fundamentals of allergy and immunology, and a thorough grounding of different types of allergens. Early sections address allergic upper airway diseases, allergic skin diseases, and asthma in detail, using a structured, consistent format from chapter to chapter to provide continuity and ease of reference. Later sections thoroughly cover various food allergies, insect allergies, drug allergy, anaphylaxis, and utilize ample tables and illustrations to provide additional learning tools for the reader. This major reference not only provides basic knowledge on diagnosing and treating allergies, but moves beyond these basics to emphasize using a systematic approach to working up and treating a patient. A variety of techniques used in diagnosing asthma and allergy will be examined, of which include prick skin tests, in-vitro testing, patch testing and non-conventional allergy tests. Concluding this book are sections dedicated to management, therapeutic strategies of allergy and asthma, with a look to future research directions for this unique field. Physicians and residents in allergy and immunology, pulmonology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, dermatology, ophthalmology and other specialties will find the work of value in enhancing their practice and studies. Researchers in a range of areas especially immunology and food science will also find this text to be a compelling and reliable resource.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Overview of Immunology and Allergy -- 2. Epidemiology of Allergic Diseases -- 3. Definition of Allergens: Inhalants, Food, and Insects Allergens -- Part II. Allergic Upper Airway Disease -- 4. Allergic Ocular Diseases -- 5. Allergic Rhinitis -- 6. Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal -- Part III. Allergic Skin Diseases and Urticaria -- 7. Atopic Dermatitis -- 8. Acute and Chronic Urticaria -- 9. Hereditary Angioedema -- 10. Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- Part IV. Asthma -- 11. Asthma Phenotypes and Biomarkers -- 12. Adult Asthma -- 1.3 Childhood Asthma -- 14. Aspirin or Nonsteroidal Drug-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD or NERD) -- 15. Occupational Asthma -- 16. Differential Diagnosis of Asthma -- 17. Asthma in Athletes -- 18. Asthma in Pregnancy -- 19. Cough and Allergic Diseases -- 20. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis -- Part V Drug and Latex Allergy -- 21. Drug Allergy and Adverse Drug Reactions -- 22. Penicillin Allergy and Other Antibiotics -- 23. Chemotherapy and Biologic Drug Allergy -- 24. Latex Allergy -- Part VI Food Allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis -- 25. IgE Food Allergy -- 26. Non-IgE Food Immunological Diseases -- 27. Eosinophilic Esophagitis -- Part VII. Insect Allergy and Anaphylaxis -- 28. Anaphylaxis and Systemic Allergic Reactions - 29. Mast Cell Disorders and Anaphylaxis -- 30. Insect Allergy: A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment -- 31. Allergy from Ants and Biting Insects -- Part VIII. Allergy and Asthma Diagnosis -- 32. Allergy Skin Testing -- 33. In Vitro Allergy Testing -- 34. Pulmonary Function, Biomarkers, and Bronchoprovocation -- Part IX. Treatment of Asthma and Allergy -- 35. Primary and Secondary Environmental Control Measures for Allergic Diseases -- 36. Pharmacologic Therapy for Rhinitis and Allergic Eye Disease -- 37. Bronchodilator Therapy for Asthma -- 38. Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy for Asthma -- 39. Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma -- 40. Sublingual Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma -- 41. Biologic and Emerging Therapies for Allergic Disease.
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Allergy and Asthma : The Basics to Best Practices

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Massoud Mahmoudi, editor-in-chief ; Timothy Craig, Dennis K. Ledford. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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Allergy is a unique area of medicine that is not taught as a single subject in medical or allied health schools. Therefore learning the fundamentals of this distinctive area of medicine requires gathering information from various disciplines. This is because the allergic diseases affect various organ systems and the practice of a wide range of physicians such as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, and ophthalmologists, among others; all …
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Craig, Timothy
Ledford, Dennis K.
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Massoud Mahmoudi, editor-in-chief ; Timothy Craig, Dennis K. Ledford
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319587264
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Allergic Agents - therapeutic use
Asthma - diagnosis
Asthma - therapy
Hypersensitivity - diagnosis
Hypersensitivity - therapy
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology
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"Living reference work."
Abstract
Allergy is a unique area of medicine that is not taught as a single subject in medical or allied health schools. Therefore learning the fundamentals of this distinctive area of medicine requires gathering information from various disciplines. This is because the allergic diseases affect various organ systems and the practice of a wide range of physicians such as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, and ophthalmologists, among others; all encounter patients with such problems. As knowledge in this area of medicine grows, clinicians and trainees need a resource to learn the basics as well as intermediate and advanced concepts and strategies. This title is intended to serve as a single comprehensive reference covering all needed knowledge of allergic diseases. The authors of this work will be comprised of some of the foremost experts in the field, coming primarily from the United States. They will cover their topics using a structured, consistent format from chapter to chapter to provide continuity and uniformity to the work. This reference will not only provide basic knowledge on diagnosing and treating allergies, but will go beyond the basics and also emphasize using a systematic approach to working up and treating a patient. Ample numbers of tables and illustrations for better visualization of the complicated areas will be provided in each chapter. Discussion about trends, current research, and future research directions for each disorder will be incorporated as warranted. Summary sections will be used. Following initial publication, new information to the existing chapters, or entirely new chapters, will be added as necessary via continuous updating. The audience for this reference work includes physicians and residents in allergy and immunology, pulmonology, ENT, gastroenterology, dermatology, ophthalmology and other specialties; physician assistants, nursing professionals, allergy fellows (in-training), primary care providers, and allied health personnel are also part of the audience. Medical students will also find the work of value, as will researchers in a range of areas especially immunology and food science.
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Nutrition and Immunity

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Maryam Mahmoudi, Nima Rezaei, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This volume provides readers with a systematic assessment of current literature on the link between nutrition and immunity. Chapters cover immunonutrition topics such as child development, cancer, aging, allergic asthma, food intolerance, obesity, and chronic critical illness. It also presents a thorough review of microflora of the gut and the essential role it plays in regulating the balance between immune tolerance and inflammation. Written by experts in the field, Nutrition and Immunity help…
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Mahmoudi, Maryam
Rezaei, Nima
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Maryam Mahmoudi, Nima Rezaei, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 515 p.) : 35 illus., 30 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030160739
9783030160722 (Print ed.)
9783030160746 (Print ed.)
9783030160753 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet
Digestive System Physiological Phenomena
Immune System Phenomena
Immunomodulation
Nutritional Requirements
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology
Nutritional Sciences
Abstract
This volume provides readers with a systematic assessment of current literature on the link between nutrition and immunity. Chapters cover immunonutrition topics such as child development, cancer, aging, allergic asthma, food intolerance, obesity, and chronic critical illness. It also presents a thorough review of microflora of the gut and the essential role it plays in regulating the balance between immune tolerance and inflammation. Written by experts in the field, Nutrition and Immunity helps readers to further understand the importance of healthy dietary patterns in relation to providing immunity against disorders and offering readily available immunonutritional programming in clinical care. It will be a valuable resource for dietitians, immunologists, endocrinologists and other healthcare professionals.
Contents
Introduction -- Vitamin D and the Immune System -- Vitamin A and the Immune System -- Vitamin K and the Immune System -- Vitamin C and the Immune System -- Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, and the Immune System -- Zinc and the Immune System -- Selenium and the Immune System -- Selenium and Immunity -- Gut Microbiome and Immunity -- Maternal Nutrition, Child Development, and Immunity -- Nutrition, Immunity, and Cancer -- Nutrition and Cancer -- Aging, Immunity, and Neuroinflammation: The Modulatory Potential of Nutrition -- Vitamins and Allergic Asthma -- Nutrition, Immunity, and Food Intolerances -- Potency of T-Cell Epitope-Based Peptide Vaccines in Food Allergy Treatment -- Obesity and Immunity -- Nutrition, Immunity, and Neurological Diseases -- Nutrition for Chronic Critical Illness and Persistent Inflammatory, Immunosuppressed, Catabolic Syndrome -- Nutrition, Immunity, and Autoimmune Diseases -- Immunomodulatory Effects of Flavonoids: Possible Induction of TCD4+ Regulatory Cells through mTor Signaling Pathway Suppression -- Glucan and its Role in Immunonutrition -- Nutrigenomic Immunity -- Nutriepigenomic Immunity.
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Allergy and Asthma : Practical Diagnosis and Management

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Massoud Mahmoudi, editor. (2nd ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This highly practical, easy-to-read, fully updated and expanded resource offers a wide range of targeted guidelines and insights in allergy medicine. Written by a leading allergy clinician -- along with a renowned group of nationally recognized expert contributors in allergy and immunology, pulmonary, and infectious diseases -- this title is a proven resource for front-line general practitioners, especially primary care physicians. The most clinically relevant information is provided on the pat…
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Massoud Mahmoudi, editor
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2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 689 p. : 73 illus., 47 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319308357
9783319308333 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Allergic Agents - therapeutic use
Asthma - diagnosis
Asthma - therapy
Hypersensitivity - diagnosis
Hypersensitivity - therapy
Abstract
This highly practical, easy-to-read, fully updated and expanded resource offers a wide range of targeted guidelines and insights in allergy medicine. Written by a leading allergy clinician -- along with a renowned group of nationally recognized expert contributors in allergy and immunology, pulmonary, and infectious diseases -- this title is a proven resource for front-line general practitioners, especially primary care physicians. The most clinically relevant information is provided on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all major allergic disorders. Each has a section on "Evidence-Based Medicine" that introduces one to two recent research publications on the subject, and several chapters have been written by new authors. Covering the entire scope of adult and pediatric allergy and asthma and organized by specific organ which guides the reader to diagnostic and therapeutic solutions quickly and easily, the book offers a wealth of outstanding illustrations, key concepts, management protocols, and updated references. An invaluable contribution to the field, Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management, 2nd Edition will be of immense value not only to primary care physicians, but also to fellows in training, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, and medical and allied health students.
Contents
1 Introduction to Immune System -- 2 The History and Physical Examination of the Allergic Patient -- 3 Prevalence of Allergic Diseases in Children, adults and Elderly -- 4 Allergic Diseases of the Eye -- 5 Prevalence of Pollens in the United States and Elsewhere -- 6 Allergic Rhinitis: Diagnosis and Treatment -- 7 The Effect of Rhinitis on Sleep, Quality of Life, Daytime Somnolence, and Fatigue -- 8 Sinusitis -- 9 Allergic Diseases of the Ear -- 10 Cough and Allergic Diseases -- 11 Urticaria and Angioedema -- 12 Atopic Dermatitis -- 13 Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- 14 Pediatric Asthma -- 15 Adult Asthma -- 16 Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction -- 17 Occupational Asthma -- 18 Asthma and Pregnancy -- 19 Asthma and Pseudo-asthma -- 20 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis -- 21 All Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis -- 22 Serum Sickness -- 23 Complement Systems and Allergy Diseases -- 24 Food Allergy -- 25 Insect Allergy -- 26 Latex Allergy -- 27 Drug Allergy -- 28 Smoke, Pollution, and Allergy -- 29 Sick Building Syndrome -- 30 Allergy in the Elderly -- 31 Diagnostic Testing in Allergic Diseases -- 32 Primary Immunodeficiencies -- 33 HIV Infection -- 34 Complementary and Alternative Medicine in treatment of Allergic and Asthmatic Disease -- 35 Nutrition, Diet and Allergic Diseases -- 36 Prevention and Control Measures in Management of Allergic Diseases -- 37 Antihistamines and Mast Cell Stabilizers -- 38 Bronchodilators -- 39 Glucocorticoids -- 40 Anti-Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Therapy -- 41 Allergy Immunotherapy -- 42 Anaphylaxis and Its Management.
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Challenging cases in rheumatology and diseases of the immune system

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Massoud Mahmoudi, editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Challenging Cases in Rheumatology and Diseases of the Immune System is the latest title in a growing collection of thought-provoking case-based titles from Massoud Mahmoudi, D.O., Ph.D. Like his three preceding titles, Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology (2009), Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologic√° Diseases of the Skin (2010), and Challenging Cases in Pulmonology (2011), this easy-to-read title presents the topic in a challenging and enjoyable case-based format. Developed by 3…
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Massoud Mahmoudi, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 295 p. : 34 ill., 15 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461450887
Subjects (MeSH)
Arthritis - diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Immune System Diseases - diagnosis
Rheumatic Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Immunology
Allergy
Internal medicine
Pneumology
Emergency medicine
Rheumatology
Abstract
Challenging Cases in Rheumatology and Diseases of the Immune System is the latest title in a growing collection of thought-provoking case-based titles from Massoud Mahmoudi, D.O., Ph.D. Like his three preceding titles, Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology (2009), Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologicá Diseases of the Skin (2010), and Challenging Cases in Pulmonology (2011), this easy-to-read title presents the topic in a challenging and enjoyable case-based format. Developed by 30 distinguished contributors, the book consists of six parts and 16 chapters, with each chapter presenting two cases. The style of this title follows the previous books: each topic begins with an abstract, followed by a case presentation, working diagnosis, data, final diagnosis, and discussion. In addition, to enhance a review of the subject and stimulate critical thinking, there are 5 to 10 multiple choice questions and answers in each chapter. Challenging Cases in Rheumatology and Diseases of the Immune System is an indispensable resource for all clinicians who care for patients with rheumatic and immunologic disorders.
Contents
Part I. Arthritis -- Part II. Arthritis and Systemic Diseases -- Part III. Inflammatory and Metabolic Diseases of the Immune System -- Part IV. Vasculitis -- Part V. Immunodeficiency -- Part VI. Diffuse Pain Syndrome -- Index.
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Challenging Cases in Pulmonology

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edited by Massoud Mahmoudi. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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From acute respiratory diseases to chronic lung conditions, pulmonology is a vital area of clinical medicine. Due to a wide array of respiratory diseases, clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions can be complex and oftentimes challenging. In addition to recognizing common characteristics of lung diseases, identifying unusual clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions remains an important educational experience. This concise and easy-to-read title provides that experience in practical co…
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edited by Massoud Mahmoudi
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 296 p. : 47 ill., 12 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781441970985
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung Diseases - Case Reports
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumology
Abstract
From acute respiratory diseases to chronic lung conditions, pulmonology is a vital area of clinical medicine. Due to a wide array of respiratory diseases, clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions can be complex and oftentimes challenging. In addition to recognizing common characteristics of lung diseases, identifying unusual clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions remains an important educational experience. This concise and easy-to-read title provides that experience in practical context, using a case-based system of learning where a unique case is presented and discussed and questions are provided to challenge the learner and reinforce the transmission of knowledge. Challenging Cases in Pulmonology is not an exhaustive review but rather focuses on common and important problems, with emphasis on evaluation and treatment. The book offers 16 chapters consisting of two or more cases followed by five to ten multiple choice questions. A valuable resource for pulmonologists, allergists, primary care physicians, internal medicine, fellows in allergy and pulmonology, and residents in training, this practical title will also be of interest to nurses, physician assistants, and medical students studying pulmonology. Challenging Cases in Pulmonology complements two previously published case-based titles edited by Dr. Mahmoudi: Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology (Humana Press, 2009) and Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the Skin (Springer, 2010)
Contents
Allergic Asthma -- Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis -- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis -- Pulmonary Eosinophilic Conundrums -- Occupational Asthma To Low and High Molecular Weight Agents -- Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma -- Pneumonia -- Tuberculosis in Immunocompromised Hosts -- Asthma -- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases Conundrums -- Pulmonary Hypertension -- Pulmonary Embolism -- Pulmonary Vasculitis Conundrums -- Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases -- Pulmonary manifestations of Systemic Diseases -- Sarcoidosis -- Cystic fibrosis.
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Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the Skin

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edited by Massoud Mahmoudi. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2010.
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Mahmoudi, Massoud
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edited by Massoud Mahmoudi
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9781607612964
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypersensitivity - case reports
Immune System Diseases - Case Reports
Skin Diseases - Case Reports
Subjects (LCSH)
Allergy
Immunology
Dermatology
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Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology

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edited by Massoud Mahmoudi. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2009.
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Mahmoudi, Massoud
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edited by Massoud Mahmoudi
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9781603274432
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypersensitivity - case reports
Immune System Diseases - Case Reports
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