Bronchial Asthma

A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment

ISBN: 978-1-58829-604-7 (Print) 978-1-59745-014-0 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Definitions and Host Responses to Bronchospasm

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-28

      The Origins and Characteristics of Asthma

  3. Patient Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 29-29

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      Pages 31-44

      Diagnosing Allergic Asthma

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      Pages 45-63

      How the Pulmonary Function Laboratory Contributes to the Management of the Patient With Asthma

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      Pages 65-111

      Treatment of Asthma in Children

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      Pages 113-141

      Adult-Onset Asthma

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      Pages 143-162

      The Patient With Asthma in the Emergency Department

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      Pages 163-180

      Severe Asthma

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      Pages 181-200

      Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Asthma

  4. Special Clinical Problems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 201-201

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      Pages 203-219

      The Pregnant Patient With Asthma

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      Pages 221-236

      Infectious and Environmental Triggers of Asthma

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      Pages 237-249

      Exercise-Induced Asthma

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      Pages 251-278

      How Can Foods, Additives, and Drugs Affect the Patient With Asthma?

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      Pages 279-292

      Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

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      Pages 293-309

      Occupational Asthma

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      Pages 311-325

      Anesthesia for Patients With Asthma

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      Pages 327-340

      16 How Recreational Drugs Affect Asthma

  5. Living With Asthma

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 341-341

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      Pages 343-356

      Self-Management in Asthma

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      Pages 357-383

      The Challenge of Asthma in Minority Populations

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      Pages 385-390

      Asthma and the Law

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 391-405