Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 9, 2007 - Medical - 400 pages
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Clear, authoritative guidance for your day-to-day allergy and asthma practice

Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management is a concise guide that puts the most salient insights in allergy medicine right at your fingertips. Written by a leading allergy clinician, along with 30 nationally recognized expert contributors, this resource is perfect for front-line general practitioners, especially primary care physicians and allied health care providers. Inside, you'll find the most clinically relevant information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all major allergic disorders.

Features

  • Need-to-know coverage that spans the entire scope of adult allergy and asthma-geared for real world medical practice
  • A timely look at occupational allergies and allergies linked to unhealthy environments
  • Organization by specific organ, which guides you to diagnostic and therapeutic solutions quickly and easily
  • Essential chapters on the principles of diagnosis and on medications used in the management of simple and complex allergy
  • Coverage of new complementary and alternative medicine techniques in the management of allergic disorders
  • Over 100 outstanding illustrations
  • Key concepts, management protocols, and recent references that deliver s a highly accessible overview of today's allergy practice
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to the Immune System
1
2 The History and Physical Examination of the Allergic Patient
12
3 Prevalence of Allergic Diseases in Children Adults and the Elderly
18
4 Allergic Diseases of the Eye
21
5 Prevalence of Pollens in the United States and Elsewhere
32
Diagnosis and Treatment
38
7 The Effect of Rhinitis on Sleep Quality of Life Daytime Somnolence and Fatigue
55
8 Sinusitis
62
23 Complement Systems and Allergy Diseases
206
24 Food Allergy
215
25 Insect Allergy
222
26 Latex Allergy
231
27 Drug Allergy
236
28 Smoke Pollution and Allergies
247
29 Sick Building Syndrome
254
30 Allergy in the Elderly
258

9 Allergic Diseases of the Ear
74
10 Cough and Allergic Diseases
78
11 Urticaria and Angioedema
84
12 Atopic Dermatitis
95
13 Allergic Contact Dermatitis
107
14 Pediatric Asthma
115
15 Adult Asthma
124
16 ExerciseInduced Asthma
134
17 Occupational Asthma
145
18 Asthma and Pregnancy
156
When Cough Wheezing and Dyspnea Are Not Asthma
168
20 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
177
21 Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
190
22 Serum Sickness and Immune Complex Disease
195
31 Diagnostic Testing in Allergic Diseases
262
32 Primary Immunodeficiencies
266
33 HIV Infection
290
34 Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Treatment of Allergic and Asthmatic Disease
299
35 Nutrition Diet and Allergic Diseases
310
36 Prevention and Control Measures in the Management of Allergic Diseases
315
37 Antihistamines and Mast Cell Stabilizers
321
38 Bronchodilators
329
39 Glucocorticoids
335
40 AntiImmunoglobulin E Therapy
349
41 Allergy Immunotherapy
356
42 Anaphylaxis and Its Management
362
Index
373
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About the author (2007)

Massoud Mahmoudi, DO, PhD, is Chief of Medicine at a community hospital and has a large office practice in allergy.

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