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Bronchial Asthma : A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment

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edited by M. Eric Gershwin, Timothy E. Albertson. (6th ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, Sixth Edition, is a fully updated version of a widely respected classic on the diagnosis and management of asthma. Discussing the disorder in all relevant patient groups, including a variety of patient subpopulations, this invaluable title continues to emphasize the definition, medications, and practical use of asthma treatment plans. As in previous editions, the book also continues to define and focus on the special clinical …
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Gershwin, M. Eric
Albertson, Timothy E
Responsibility
edited by M. Eric Gershwin, Timothy E. Albertson
Edition
6th ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 350 p. : 65 ill., 22 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781441968364
Subjects (MeSH)
Asthma - diagnosis
Asthma - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Family medicine
Internal medicine
Pneumology
Emergency medicine
Abstract
Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, Sixth Edition, is a fully updated version of a widely respected classic on the diagnosis and management of asthma. Discussing the disorder in all relevant patient groups, including a variety of patient subpopulations, this invaluable title continues to emphasize the definition, medications, and practical use of asthma treatment plans. As in previous editions, the book also continues to define and focus on the special clinical problems of the pregnant patient, the patient undergoing emergency treatment, as well as the common day issues of exercise, athletics, recreational drug use and especially self care. Importantly, this comprehensive reference also discusses the common side effects found in the full range of medications used for asthma treatment. Replete with a wide range of tables and charts to again make the book practical and user-friendly, Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, Sixth Edition, continues its position as a leading text in the field.
Contents
Part I: Clinical Definitions -- The clinical definitions of asthma -- The genetic bases of asthma -- Part II: Diagnosis and Patient Management -- The use of the pulmonary function laboratory in diagnosing asthma -- Diagnosis and management of allergic disease -- The pediatric asthmatic -- The Adult Asthmatic -- The patient with asthma in the emergency department -- The critically ill asthmatic: From ICU to discharge -- Part III: Special Clinical Problems -- Asthma and Pregnancy -- Exercise-induced asthma -- Viral disease, air pollutants, nanoparticles, and asthma -- Occupational asthma -- Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis -- Rhinitis, sinusitis, and asthma -- Anesthesia for patients with asthma -- Asthmatics and adverse reactions to drugs, including recreational drug abuse -- Part IV: Living with Asthma -- The challenge of asthma in minority populations -- Asthma, health care and the law.
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