Asthma: Critical Debates

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Sebastian L. Johnston, Stephen T. Holgate
Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 408 pages
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Asthma is one of the most important diseases affecting our society. It is an extremely common condition that reduces quality of life, and acute exacerbations can be life-threatening. It affects a disproportionate number of children. With the overwhelming volume of research being carried out in this field specialists need a method of keeping up-to-date with current opinion.

As with the other 'Challenges' books, 'Challenges in Asthma' is aimed at hospital specialists and therefore assumes a certain level of knowledge about the disease. It builds on this by discussing only areas of controversy and uncertainty in both the basic understanding of asthma and its management. An international author list will provide stimulating debate with, and ultimately draw some conclusions from, existing data which will benefit readers in their day-to-day practice.

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STEPHEN T. HOLGATE, MD, DSc, FRCP, is Medical Research Council Professor of Immunopharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician at Southampton University Hospital Trust. He is the Chairman of Science Council s Science in Health Group, as well as a member of Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. His research works have focused on cellular and mediator mechanisms of allergy and asthma, with specific emphasis on applications to diagnosis and treatment. S. T. Holgate is the Co-editor of "Clinical and Experimental Allergy", in addition to being on the editorial board of over 25 journals. He has published over 800 peer-reviewed papers besides editing more than 50 books on asthma.

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