Severe Asthma: Pathogenesis and Clinical Management (Google eBook)

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Stanley J Szefler, Donald Y. M. Leung
CRC Press, Jul 27, 2001 - Medical - 720 pages
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Providing comprehensive coverage of the pathophysiology, pharmacology, and management of asthma from a multidisciplinary perspective, this thoroughly revised and updated reference reports the most recent breakthroughs in antiinflammatory therapies, herbal medications, airway remodeling, and disease prevention strategies.

Addresses current dimensions of care, including genetics, occupational exposure, sleep disorders, and gastroesophageal reflux!
  

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Contents

1 Asthma as a Progressive Disease
1
2 Genetic Influences on Asthma Severity
19
3 Pulmonary Physiology of Severe Asthma in Children and Adults
39
4 Inflammatory Mediators and Neural Mechanisms in Severe Asthma
67
5 Role of Airway Remodeling in Severe Asthma
89
6 Pharmacological Management of Severe Asthma
125
7 Leukotrienes and Antileukotriene Therapy in Severe Asthma
152
8 Molecular Mechanisms of Glucocorticoid Action
165
15 AllergenSpecific Therapy for Severe Asthma
337
16 Aspirin Nonsteroidal AntiInflammatory Drugs and Preservatives as Causes for Severe Asthma
354
17 Occupational Asthma
381
18 Clinical Significance of Rhinosinusitis in Severe Asthma and Its Management
411
19 Monitoring Activity of Severe Asthma
444
20 Psychosocial Aspects of Severe Asthma in Children
462
21 Growth Impairment Related to Severe Asthma
495
22 SteroidInduced Osteoporosis
521

9 Nocturnal Asthma as a Component of Severe Asthma
192
10 Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Asthma
218
11 Gastroesophageal Reflux in Severe Asthma
236
12 Application of Imaging Procedures in the Diagnosis and Management of Severe Asthma
266
13 Chronic Infection and Severe Asthma
299
14 Sleep Disorders in Severe Asthma
318
23 Management of Severe Asthma
560
24 SteroidResistant Asthma
582
25 Prevention of Severe Asthma
605
AUTHOR INDEX
620
SUBJECT INDEX
640
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