Bronchial Asthma

A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment

  • M. Eric Gershwin
  • Timothy E. Albertson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Clinical Definitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Howard David Pettigrew, Christopher Chang, Suzanne S. Teuber, M. Eric Gershwin
      Pages 3-18
    3. Carlo Selmi, Maria De Santis, M. Eric Gershwin
      Pages 19-31
  3. Diagnosis and Patient Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Michael Schivo, Amir A. Zeki, Nicholas J. Kenyon, Timothy E. Albertson
      Pages 35-56
    3. Arif Seyal, Sean Deane, Christopher Chang
      Pages 57-87
    4. Christopher Chang
      Pages 89-148
    5. Amir A. Zeki, Nicholas J. Kenyon, Ken Yoneda, Samuel Louie
      Pages 149-177
    6. Jason Y. Adams, Mark E. Sutter
      Pages 179-202
    7. Samuel Louie, Brian M. Morrissey, Nicholas J. Kenyon, Timothy E. Albertson, Mark V. Avdalovic
      Pages 203-228
  4. Special Clinical Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Rani R. Vatti, Suzanne S. Teuber
      Pages 231-249
    3. Stanley Naguwa, Rahmat Afrasiabi, Christopher Chang
      Pages 251-266
    4. Nicholas J. Kenyon, Brian M. Morrissey, Michael Schivo, Timothy E. Albertson
      Pages 285-302
    5. Christian M. Sebat, Mark V. Avdalovic, Brian M. Morrissey
      Pages 303-318
    6. Anton Dotson, Gary A. Incaudo
      Pages 319-344
    7. Matthew Sisitki, Christian H. Bohringer, Neal Fleming
      Pages 345-359
    8. Timothy E. Albertson, Kelly P. Owen, Mark E. Sutter, Nicholas J. Kenyon
      Pages 361-381
  5. Living with Asthma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. Albin B. Leong, Clare D. Ramsey, Juan C. Celedón
      Pages 385-410
    3. Charles Bond
      Pages 411-422
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 423-436

About this book


Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, Sixth Edition,  is a fully updated version of a widely respected classic on the diagnosis and management of asthma. Discussing the disorder in all relevant patient groups, including a variety of patient subpopulations, this invaluable title continues to emphasize the definition, medications, and practical use of asthma treatment plans.  As in previous editions, the book also continues to define and focus on the special clinical problems of the pregnant patient, the patient undergoing emergency treatment, as well as the common day issues of exercise, athletics, recreational drug use and especially self care.  Importantly, this comprehensive reference also discusses the common side effects found in the full range of medications used for asthma treatment.  Replete with a wide range of tables and charts to again make the book practical and user-friendly, Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, Sixth Edition, continues its position as a leading text in the field

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Eric Gershwin
    • 1
  • Timothy E. Albertson
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy &University of California, DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2., Pulmonary and Critical CareUC Davis Medical GroupDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6835-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6836-4
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