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Asthma Sourcebook

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ISBN-10: 0071476520

ISBN-13: 9780071476522

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Francis V. Adams

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This sourcebook aims to provide the information asthmatics need to lead a normal life. It defines the different types of asthma and diagnoses and explains how asthma relates to diet, exercise, allergies, stress, pregnancy and childhood.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
What Is Asthma?
The Normal Lung
The Nervous System and the Lung
Definition of Asthma
What Causes Asthma?
Extrinsic Versus Intrinsic Asthma
How Is the Diagnosis of Asthma Made?
The Next Step
Laboratory Evaluation of Asthma
Blood Tests
X-Rays
Sputum Exam
Analysis of Exhaled Air for Nitric Oxide
Pulmonary Function Testing
Allergy Evaluation: Is It Necessary?
After the Diagnosis Is Made
The Asthmatic Attack
Symptoms and Signs of an Attack
How Should I Interpret Changes in My Peak Flow?
Having a Treatment Plan
What If Avoidance Doesn't Work?
The Asthma Medications
Bronchodilator Drugs: Beta-Agonists
How Should the B-Adrenergic Agonist Be Given?
Bronchodilator Drugs: Theophylline
Bronchodilator Drugs: Anticholinergic Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Inhaled Corticosteroids
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Systemic Corticosteroids
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Anti-Leukotrienes
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Cromolyn Sodium
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Nedocromil Sodium
Omalizumab
Other Asthma Medications
Are Asthma Medications Addictive?
Are There Delayed Effects of Asthma Medications?
How Should Asthma Drugs Be Used?
Strategy for Medication Treatment
Adult Asthma: Mild, Moderate, and Severe
The Peak Flow Meter and the Acute Attack
The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
Childhood Asthma
Managing Asthma in the Elderly
Putting Your Strategy to Work
How to Participate in Managing Your Asthma
Self-Monitoring and Education
Choosing Your Asthma Physician
Reducing Allergens at Home and Work
Reducing Indoor Pollution
Outdoor Allergens and Irritants
How to Avoid Severe or Fatal Asthma Attacks
Support Systems
Stress and Asthma
The Asthma Diet
Do I Have to Change My Job?
Do I Have to Move?
Achieving Your Asthma Goals
Asthma and Pregnancy
Rationale for Treatment
Treating Asthma During Pregnancy
Treating Related Conditions During Pregnancy
Labor and Delivery
After Delivery
Avoiding Complications During Pregnancy
Occupational Asthma
What Is Occupational Asthma?
Some Examples of Occupational Asthma
When Should I Suspect I May Have Occupational Asthma?
Treating Occupational Asthma
A Growing Problem
Exercise and Asthma
Exercise-Induced Asthma
Making the Diagnosis
How Should Exercise-Induced Asthma Be Treated?
Approved Medications for Athletes
Guidelines for Preventing Exercised-Induced Asthma
How Does Conditioning Affect Asthma?
What Type of Exercise Should I Do?
Achieving Your Goal of an Active Lifestyle
Asthma and Related Illnesses
What Are the Sinuses?
What Is Rhinitis?
What Are Nasal Polyps?
Asthma and the Stomach
Conclusion: Look for Related Illnesses
Asthma and Special Considerations
Asthma and Surgery
Aspirin-Induced Asthma
Nocturnal Asthma
Antidepressant Medication and B-Agonists
Sedatives and Asthma
Oxygen Use in Asthma
Premenstrual Asthma
Menopause and Asthma
Sex and Asthma
Asthma and Work Disability
Asthma and Pneumonia
Asthma and Alternative Medicine
What Are the Alternatives?
Why Alternative Therapies May Appear to Work
Future Considerations
New Medications
Future Uses of Omalizumab
New Devices
The Next Generation
The Environment
Forming a Partnership Against Asthma
How to Get More Help
Glossary
Bibliography
Index