Allergy in ENT Practice: The Basic Guide

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Hueston C. King
Thieme Medical Publishers, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 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.

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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
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BASICNEEDTOKNOW IMMUNOLOGY
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PREPARATION OF THE OFFICE FOR ALLERGY
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About the author (2005)

Cynthia Mabry is former staff nurse and otolaryngic allergy specialist in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas.

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