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Clear, authoritative guidance for your day-to-day allergy and asthma practice

Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management is a concise guide that puts the most salient insights in allergy medicine right at your fingertips. Written by a leading allergy clinician, along with more than 40 nationally recognized expert contributors, this resource is perfect for front-line general practitioners, especially primary care physicians and allied health care providers. Inside, you'll find the most clinically relevant information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all major allergic disorders.

Features

  • Need-to-know coverage that spans the entire scope of adult allergy and asthma--geared for real world medical practice
  • A timely look at occupational allergies and allergies linked to unhealthy environments
  • Organization by specific organ, which guides you to diagnostic and therapeutic solutions quickly and easily
  • Essential chapters on the principles of diagnosis and on medications used in the management of simple and complex allergy
  • Coverage of new complementary and alternative medicine techniques
  • Over 100 outstanding illustrations
  • Key concepts, management protocols, and recent references that deliver a highly accessible overview of today's allergy practice


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Job: Mahmoudi: Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management back cover copy;ISBN 978-0-07-147173-2;MHID 0-07-147173-1

[title]

Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management

[author]

Massoud Mahmoudi, DO, Ph.D, RM (NRM), FASCMS, FACOI, FACP, FCCP, FAAAAI

with 30 contributors

[headline]

Clear, authoritative guidance for your day-to-day allergy and asthma practice

Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management is a concise guide that puts the most salient insights in allergy medicine right at your fingertips. Written by a leading allergy clinician, along with 30 nationally recognized expert contributors, this resource is perfect for front-line general practitioners, especially primary care physicians and allied health care providers. Inside, you'll find the most clinically relevant information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all major allergic disorders.

Features

  • Need-to-know coverage that spans the entire scope of adult allergy and asthma-geared for real world medical practice
  • A timely look at occupational allergies and allergies linked to unhealthy environments
  • Organization by specific organ, which guides you to diagnostic and therapeutic solutions quickly and easily
  • Essential chapters on the principles of diagnosis and on medications used in the management of simple and complex allergy
  • Coverage of new complementary and alternative medicine techniques in the management of allergic disorders
  • Over 100 outstanding illustrations
  • Key concepts, management protocols, and recent references that deliver s a highly accessible overview of today's allergy practice

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Contents:

Preface
1. Introduction to the Immune System, Massoud Mahmoudi
2. The History and Physical Examination of the Allergic Patient, Mary Alice Murphy
3. Prevalence of Allergic Diseases in Children, Adults, and the Elderly, Massoud Mahmoudi
4. Allergic Diseases of the Eye, Eric Kavosh and Leonard Bielory
5. Prevalence of Pollens in the United States and Elsewhere, Jennifer Yoo and Massoud Mahmoudi
6. Allergic Rhinitis: Diagnosis and Treatment, Dennis K. Ledford
7.The Effect of Rhinitis on Sleep, Quality of Life, Daytime Somnolence, and Fatigue, Carah Santos and Timothy J. Craig
8. Sinusitis, Kevin C. Welch and Andrew N. Goldberg
9. Allergic Diseases of the Ear, Doris Lin and Steven W. Cheung
10. Cough and Allergic Diseases, Eric M. Chen
11. Urticaria and Angioedema, Bettina Wedi and Alexander Kapp
12. Atopic Dermatitis, Satoshi Yoshida
13. Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Bettina Wedi
14. Pediatric Asthma, Sixto F. Guiang
15. Adult Asthma, Eric C. Chenworth and Daniel E. Maddox
16. Exercise-Induced Asthma, Laura H. Fisher and Timothy J. Craig
17. Occupational Asthma, Jonathan A. Bernstein
18. Asthma and Pregnancy, Peg Strub
19. Pseudoasthma: When Cough, Wheezing, and Dyspnea are Not Asthma, Miles Weinberger and Mutasim Abu-Hasah
20. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, Joshua Gibbs and Timothy J. Craig
21. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis, Satoshi Yoshida
22. Serum Sickness and Immune Complex Disease, Michael R. Nelson
23. Complement Systems and Allergy Diseases, Marianne Frieri
24. Food Allergy, Oscar L. Frick
25. Insect Allergy, Donald F. German
26. Latex Allergy, Donald F. German
27. Drug Allergy, Schuman Tam
28. Smoke, Pollution, and Allergies, Haig Tcheurekdjian and Massoud Mahmoudi
29. Sick Building Syndrome, Massoud Mahmoudi
30. Allergy in the Elderly, Marianne Frieri
31. Diagnostic Testing in Allergic Diseases, Paul Cheng
32. Primary Immunodeficiencies, Pedro C. Avila
33. HIV Infection, Mitchell H. Katz and Andrew R. Zolopa
34. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Treatment of Allergic and Asthmatic Disease, Jennifer Heimall and Leonard Bielory
35. Nutrition, Diet, and Allergic Diseases, Abraham Giannini
36. Prevention and Control Measures in the Management of Allergic Diseases, Shuba Rajashri Iyengar and Massoud Mahmoudi
37. Antihistamines and Mast Cell Stabilizers, Giselle S. Mosnaim and Timothy J. Craig
38. Bronchodilators, Jennifer S. Kim and Rachel E. Story
39. Glucocorticoids, Joseph D. Spahn
40. Anti-Immunoglobulin E Therapy, Kari C. Nadeau
41. Allergy Immunotherapy, Jeffrey R. Stokes and Thomas B. Casale
42. Anaphylaxis and Its Management, Sharon E. Leonard and Lawrence Schwartz
Index


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9780071593533
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: October, 2007
Pages: 400

Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, Immunology, Respiratory Medicine

MEET THE AUTHOR

Massoud Mahmoudi, DO, PhD, RM (NRM), FASCMS, FACOI, FACP, FCCP, FAAAAI
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Allergy and Immunology
University of California, San Francisco
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Community Hospital of Los Gatos
Los Gatos, CA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
San Francisco College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro University
Mere Island, CA