Trends in Asthma Research

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Nova Publishers, Jun 30, 2004 - Medical - 204 pages
Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and night-time or early morning coughing. Tens of millions of people throughout the world suffer from asthma. Airways are the paths that carry air to the lungs. As the air moves through the lungs, the airways become smaller, like branches of a tree. During an attack, the sides of the airways in the lungs become inflamed and swollen. Muscles around the airways tighten, and less air passes in and out of the lungs. Excess mucus forms in the airways, clogging them even more. The attack, also called an episode, can include coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, and trouble breathing. Environmental exposures, such as house dust mites and environmental tobacco smoke, are important triggers of an attack. This new book presents important new research on the causes on asthma as well as its diagnosis and treatment.
 

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Contents

ExerciseInduced Bronchoconstriction Overview and Research Directions
1
The Role of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Asthma
35
The Relationship between Childhood Asthma Atopy and Allergy and Allergy Related Treatment
45
Allergen Skin Prick Tests in Asthmatic Infants and Young Children
67
Urban Air Pollution Outdoor Air Allergens and the Increasing Trend of Allergic Respiratory Diseases
79
Inhaled Diazeniumdiolates Novel Therapy for Pulmonary Diseases
89
Symptomatic Control of Asthma in Children Where does Cough Fit?
113
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Asthma
131
Role of NonInvasive Measures of Airway Inflammation in the Investigation of Occupational Asthma
151
Shared Care An Integrated Inter Sector Patient Course Collaboration The Modern Health System Collaborate
165
Adverse Reactions with Particular Focus on Asthma Occurring in a Dental Practice
177
Index
201
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