© 1999

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Asthma

  • Anthony P. Sampson
  • Martin K. Church

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. James L. Lordan, Ratko Djukanović
    Pages 1-33
  3. Peter J. Barnes
    Pages 35-85
  4. Hermann Tenor, Christian Schudt
    Pages 87-135
  5. Joanna S. Thompson Coon, Anne E. Tattersfield
    Pages 137-151
  6. Guy F. Joos, Renaat A. Peleman, Romain A. Pauwels
    Pages 153-167
  7. Zuzana Diamant, Anthony P. Sampson
    Pages 169-197
  8. Li Cher Loh, Neil C. Barnes
    Pages 199-214
  9. Francesco Patalano
    Pages 215-227
  10. Steven J. Compton, Andrew F. Walls
    Pages 229-249
  11. Paul S. Foster, Simon P. Hogan
    Pages 251-272
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 273-276

About this book


For some years, international guidelines on the management of asthma have stressed the importance of early intervention with anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent acute asthma exacerbations and to avert chronic inflammatory damage to the airway. Introduced by a broad survey of the targets for anti-inflammatory drugs, this book proceeds to bring together the most recent research into the mechanisms and clinical benefits of presently available anti-inflammatory treatments including corticosteroids, cromones, and theophylline. For the first time, these drugs are discussed alongside the newly introduced leukotriene modifier drugs, and in the context of frontline research into anti-inflammatory drugs of the future. Leading authorities in their fields evaluate the prospects of novel anti-IgE agents and cytokine antagonists, and examine recent developments in immunosuppressant compounds, protease inhibitors, and selective phosphodiesterase inhibitors. This book is an up-to-date and authoritative survey which will be invaluable to university and pharmaceutical company researchers working on anti-asthma and anti-allergy drugs and to respiratory physicians keeping abreast of developments in their specialty.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony P. Sampson
    • 1
  • Martin K. Church
    • 1
  1. 1.Immunopharmacology GroupSouthampton General HospitalSouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Asthma
  • Editors Sampson
  • Series Title Progress in Inflammation Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7643-5873-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-0348-9757-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-0348-8751-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 276
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medicine/Public Health, general
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