William F. Jackson
Mosby-Wolfe, 1997 - Medical - 120 pages
This new publication functions as a practical working guide to the management of patients with allergic disorders, focusing on "what to do next". Fold-out algorithms in each chapter summarize the key stages in diagnosis and management, and the algorithms remain visible as the reader works through the chapter. Each algorithm section is then considered in detail on a double-page spread. This innovative method of presentation thus guides the reader through the steps used by experts in the field in establishing a diagnosis and treating patients with allergic disease.
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Chapterl CHRONIC ASTHMA
Chapterl ACUTE SEVERE ASTHMA
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acute severe asthma adrenaline adults agents airway allergen anaphylactic reaction anaphylaxis and/or angioedema anti-inflammatory antigen antihistamines assessment associated astemizole asthma atopic eczema avoidance beta-agonists blood bronchodilator budesonide cause challenge test chest child clinical common condition corticosteroid cromoglycate dermatitis develop disease drug eczema/dermatitis elimination diet episodes exposure factors food allergy food intolerance hay fever histamine hospital house dust mite hypersensitivity identified infection inflammation inhaled bronchodilator inhaled steroids intravenous itching large volume spacer lesions lnhaled long-acting lung Management plan mast cells measures mediated medication metered dose inhaler mild monitoring nasal blockage nasal steroid nebulized bronchodilator non-allergic nose occur oedema onset oral steroids oxygen patient peak expiratory flow peak flow meter perennial allergic rhinitis pMDl pollen possible precipitating problem pruritic RAST remission respiratory response rhinorrhoea risk salbutamol sensitivity side-effects skin prick test steroid therapy systemic steroids topical treatment triggers urticaria usually weals wheeze