Severe Asthma

Toward Personalized Patient Management

  • Yong Chul Lee
  • So Ri Kim
  • Seong Ho Cho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Overview of Severe Asthma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jae Seok Jeong, Yong Chul Lee
      Pages 3-12
    3. Chen Hsing Lin, Sultan Alandijani, Seong H. Cho
      Pages 13-34
  3. Pathobiology of Severe Asthma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. So Ri Kim
      Pages 37-56
  4. Diagnostic Approaches to Severe Asthma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Wenjing Li, Mark C. Glaum
      Pages 59-88
  5. Current and Future Therapies for Severe Asthma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Yoon-Seok Chang
      Pages 123-129
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 131-134

About this book


This book presents state of the art knowledge on severe asthma with the aim of providing readers with a clear understanding of, first, the heterogeneity of the condition and of patients’ symptom profiles and responses to therapy and, second, the future implications of this heterogeneity for individualized patient care. After an opening section that offers an overview of severe asthma, including its clinical significance, the pathogenesis, available diagnostic approaches, and treatment options are described in detail. The sections on diagnosis and treatment cover the role of biomarkers, the use of radiologic diagnostic modalities, and both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, including emerging options that will address hitherto unmet needs of patients. The outcomes of cutting-edge preclinical and clinical research are carefully documented and numerous useful tips provided on patient management. The inclusion of many informative schematic figures will assist readers in grasping the contents easily. The book will be of high value for medical students, researchers, general physicians, specialists, and paramedical staff.


Asthma biomarkers radiologic diagnostic modalities heterogenicity patient management emerging therapies pneumology respiratory

Editors and affiliations

  • Yong Chul Lee
    • 1
  • So Ri Kim
    • 2
  • Seong Ho Cho
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineChonbuk National Univ. Medical SchoolJeonju, Jeollabuk-doKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineChonbuk National Univ. Medical SchoolJeonju, Jollabuk-doKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineMorsani College of MedicineTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1997-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1998-2
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