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Allergic Diseases

Diagnosis and Treatment

Lieberman, Phil, Anderson, John A. (Eds.)

1997, X, 405 p.

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Up-to-date and authoritative, Allergic Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment is a concise, easy-to-read, and comprehensive guide designed to help primary care physicians, pediatricians, internists, and other specialists with the day-to-day diagnosis and treatment of their allergic patients.

Its distinguished contributors-all highly experienced clinicians-integrate our latest understanding of the basic mechanisms of allergic disease and develop state-of-the-art treatment protocols that allow busy physicians to sharpen their allergy management strategies significantly. Wherever possible, they present their strategies and guidelines in an easily accessible tabular form ideally suited to quick reference and use. "Summary Boxes" utilized throughout book summarize crucial points and processes for time-pressured physicians, allowing them to quickly grasp a therapeutic situation and determine the best and most up-to-date treatment options. Each chapter contains numerous treatment algorithms, figures, and tables to enhance understanding, and an extensive list of suggested readings carefully chosen to deepen knowledge and insight into key points.

Allergic Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment offers physicians a completely up-to-date, user-friendly approach to the optimal diagnosis and treatment of their allergic patients-a gold standard reference of special value to every practice.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Related subjects » Internal Medicine

Table of contents 

Allergic Disease Pathophysiology and Immunopathology Overview, Robert F. Lemanske, Jr. and Randy J. Horwitz. Approach to the Allergic Patient, Michael S. Blaiss. Diagnostic Tests in Allergy, Dennis R. Ownby. Environmental Allergens, Scott H. Sicherer and Peyton A. Eggleston. Anaphylaxis, Phil Lieberman. Insect Sting Allergy, Robert E. Reisman. Evaluation and Treatment of the Child with Asthma, Gail G. Shapiro, C. Warren Bierman, and Frank S. Virant. Asthma in Adults, Randy J. Horwitz and William W. Busse. Rhinitis, Phil Lieberman. Sinusitis and Otitis Media, Jonathan Corren, Jerome Thompson, and Gary S. Rachelefsy. Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Diseases of the Eye, Karl Blaho and Stephen Winbery. Urticaria and Angioedema, Dennis K. Ledford. Atopic Dermatitis, Stacie M. Jones and A. Wesley Burks, Jr. Contact Dermatitis and Other Contact Reactions, Jere D. Guin. Food Allergy and Intolerance, John A. Anderson. Allergic and Allergic-Like Reactions to Drugs and Other Therapeutic Agents, John A. Anderson. b-Adrenergic Agonists, Clifton T. Furukawa. Theophylline, Elliot F. Ellis. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for the Treatment of Asthma and Allergic Disease, Phil Lieberman. Anticholinergic Agents, Phil Lieberman. Glucocorticoid Therapy in Asthma, Joseph D. Spahn, Alan K. Kamada, and Stanley J. Szefler. Environmental Control for Allergic Disease, Edward Zoratti. Allergen Immunotherapy, Roger W. Fox and Richard F. Lockey. Controversies in Allergy and Allergy-Like Diseases, Abba I. Terr. Index.

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