Allergy in ENT Practice: The Basic Guide

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Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 482 pages
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The foremost guide to diagnosing, testing, and treating all major ENT allergies by Drs. King, Mabry, Mabry, Gordon and Marple is back in a completely updated second edition. Combining practical management strategies with the latest advances, here is the complete how-to resource for health professionals who treat ear, nose, and throat allergies. It covers everything from testing methods and pharmacotherapy, to food allergies, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, pediatric allergies, and sinusitis --key information for every practice. Special features: Walks you through basic procedures such as assessing patient history, identifying symptoms, starting immunotherapy, skin and in vitro testing, and heading off allergenic emergencies Every chapter revised and updated, including key advances in immunology and pharmacotherapy, the role of fungi in chronic rhinosinusitis, and more Brief capsules of pertinent information for nurses, pediatricians, primary care specialists, and ancillary personnel--written by a highly experienced otolaryngic nurse Recommendations for adding allergy care to an existing ENT practice, finding qualified staff, preparing the office, and interacting with patients Useful appendices covering plant cross-reactivity, pollen distribution and allergenic foods Easy to implement for both the physician and ancillary caregiver, and with valuable tips from an experienced otolaryngic nurse, here is the only text to provide a clear, step-by-step approach to the practice of otolaryngic allergy. It belongs within easy reach of all physicians who want to expand their practice in this rapidly growing field.
 

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Contents

THE PLACE OF ALLERGY IN CLINICAL MEDICINE
1
BASIC NEEDTOKNOW IMMUNOLOGY
5
PREPARATION OF THE OFFICE FOR ALLERGY
23
INTERACTION WITH THE PATIENT
67
TESTING METHODS FOR INHALANT ALLERGY
105
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AVOIDANCE
155
PHARMACOTHERAPY OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS
178
VIAL PREPARATION AND IMMUNOTHERAPY
205
FOOD ALLERGY
333
PEDIATRIC ALLERGY
368
ALLERGY AND SINUS DISEASE
386
ALLERGIC FUNGAL SINUSITIS
399
WHAT LIES AHEAD?
415
INTERRELATIONSHIPS AMONG POLLENS AND PLANTDERIVED FOODS
428
POLLEN GUIDE
441
TYPICAL ALLERGY HISTORY EXAMPLE OF TITRATION AND MIXING FORM DIET DIARY
457

STANDARDIZED EXTRACTS
268
BLENDING SKIN TESTING AND IN VITRO TESTING IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
280
ALLERGIC EMERGENCIES
297
NONALLERGIC RHINITIS
323
HIDDEN SOURCES OF COMMON ALLERGENIC FOODS
463
GENETIC RELATIONSHIPS AND POTENTIAL CROSSREACTIVITIES OF NONBOTANICAL ANIMAL FOODS
466
INDEX
471
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Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Former staff nurse and otolaryngic allergy specialist Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas (Deceased)

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