One Minute Asthma: What You Need to Know

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Pedipress, Inc., 2005 - Health & Fitness - 64 pages
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This easy-to-read guide will help people with asthma stay out of the emergency room, out of the hospital and as active as everyone else. It is an ideal guide for parents, patients and anyone who needs a quick asthma reference book. Accurate, clear, and illustrated with line drawings and charts, One Minute Asthma covers the basics of asthma and the medicines used to treat it. Readers will learn how to recognize symptoms, monitor the progress of an episode and communicate clearly with health professionals.
 

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I have been treated for asthma for two years and am dissatisfied with my allergist, as I am looking for improvement, not just control.. Reading this short booklet has convinced me that I need to make a change in my specialist, and given me good information from which to proceed.

Contents

Basics
7
Peak Flow
21
Medicines
36
Inhalation Devices
46
Resource Section
62
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Thomas F. Plaut, M.D. has cared for thousands of people with asthma. He is a nationally known specialist and the author of several books on asthma for professionals and patients. Dr. Plaut believes that most people with asthma have the ability to manage it at home. After they learn the basics of asthma, they can work out an effective asthma care plan with their doctor, nurse or respiratory therapist. Using the plan as a guide they will be able to lead fully active lives and avoid asthma emergencies. After graduating from Yale with a degree in history, Dr. Plaut received his medical degree from Columbia University and his pediatric training at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. He practiced pediatrics for twenty-four years in Appalachia, the South Bronx, and in Massachusetts before founding Asthma Consultants in 1988.Dr. Plaut now devotes his full energy to helping patients and their families, and assisting organizations to improve the care of people with asthma. He serves as an asthma consultant to HMOs, physicians and health organizations and individuals. His research findings are available to health professionals in journal articles, workshops, and national meetings. He is on the editorial board of Advance for Managers of Respiratory Care and serves as a reviewer for several professional journals. Dr. Plaut sees patients in his Amherst, Massachusetts office.

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