Bronchial Asthma

A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment

  • M. Eric Gershwin
  • Timothy E. Albertson

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Definitions and Host Responses to Bronchospasm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Russell J. Hopp, Robert G. Townley
      Pages 3-28
  3. Patient Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Gerald L. Klein
      Pages 31-44
    3. Christopher Chang
      Pages 65-111
    4. Samuel Louie, Nicholas J. Kenyon, Kimberly A. Hardin, Ken Y. Yoneda
      Pages 113-141
    5. Brian M. Morrissey, Nicholas J. Kenyon, Timothy E. Albertson
      Pages 163-180
    6. Andrea Borchers, Carl L. Keen, M. Eric Gershwin
      Pages 181-200
  4. Special Clinical Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Arif M. Seyal
      Pages 203-219
    3. Laurel J. Gershwin
      Pages 221-236
    4. Rahmat Afrasiabi
      Pages 237-249
    5. Brian M. Morrissey, Samuel Louie
      Pages 279-292
    6. Nicholas J. Kenyon, Brian M. Morrissey, Timothy E. Albertson
      Pages 293-309
    7. Dennis L. Fung
      Pages 311-325
    8. Timothy E. Albertson, Steve Offerman, Nicholas J. Kenyon
      Pages 327-340
  5. Living With Asthma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Arvind Kumar, M. Eric Gershwin
      Pages 343-356
    3. Charles Bond
      Pages 385-390
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 391-405

About this book


Hailed by professional journals and esteemed by primary care doctors everywhere, Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment has been fully updated to help physicians face the challenge of diagnosis and the management of asthma in every variety of patient subpopulation. Although this fifth edition continues to emphasize the definition, medications, and use of asthma treatment plans, it also focuses on the special needs patient, including the pediatric patient, the pregnant patient, and the patient undergoing surgery, as well as on the perennial issues of exercise and asthma, pulmonary aspergillosis, occupation, recreational drug use, and psychological/social considerations. Highlights for the fifth edition include a liberal use of tables and charts to make the book more practical and user-friendly, updates on the many new pharmaceuticals used to treat asthma, and first-time sections on food sensitivity and the diagnosis of asthma.
Authoritative and easy to use, Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, Fifth Edition, continues the high standard established by the earlier editions, providing a basic framework for successful individualized treatment of all patients suffering from this debilitating disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Eric Gershwin
    • 1
  • Timothy E. Albertson
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology/Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department of Medicine School of MedicineUniversity of California at DavisDavis
  2. 2.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department of Medicine School of MedicineUniversity of California at DavisDavis
  3. 3.Veterans Administration Northern California Health Care SystemMather

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