Methods in Asthmology

  • Luigi Allegra
  • Pier Carlo Braga
  • Roberto Dal Negro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Basic Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. N. G. M. Orie
      Pages 3-23
    3. S. Damato
      Pages 24-49
  3. Conditions Leading to Asthma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. C. Pomari, P. Turco
      Pages 67-72
    3. G. Piatti, S. Centanni
      Pages 73-76
    4. R. Bossi, P. Banfi, F. Berni
      Pages 77-85
  4. Assessment of Respiratory Functions: Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
  5. Specific Bronchial Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. S. Centanni, G. Piatti
      Pages 159-168
    3. B. J. O. Wong, F. E. Hargreave
      Pages 169-181
  6. Nonspecific Bronchial Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. A. Szczeklik, E. Nizankowska
      Pages 253-264
    3. L. M. Fabbri, A. Papi, C. E. Mapp, A. Ciaccia
      Pages 265-280
    4. S. Anderson, P. Tessier, C. M. Smith, J. L. Malo
      Pages 281-307
    5. N. Del Bono, L. Del Bono
      Pages 308-343
  7. Diagnostic Use of Bronchodilators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. N. E. Moavero
      Pages 347-353
  8. Anatomical Structures Involved in Asthma: Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. S. I. Rennard, A. A. Floreani, J. Linder, A. B. Thompson, S. McGranaghan, J. R. Spurzem
      Pages 418-446
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 447-467

About this book


Bronchial asthma is a multifactorial disease. Cooperation between pneumologists, physiologists, immunologists, pharmacologist and pediatricians is frequently needed for the complete investigation of an asthma case. This means that a physician in general practice cannot alone assess all the aspects of asthma employing different technigues to manage this disease. This book will provide physicians with a unique source on the principal methods which can be used to analyze individual cases of asthma and a helpful refrence source for better understanding the multiple pathways to the disease.


Asthmology asthma blood bronchial asthma immunology pharmacology physiology resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Allegra
    • 1
  • Pier Carlo Braga
    • 2
  • Roberto Dal Negro
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Malattie RespiratoriePoliclinico — Pad. LittaMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Centro di Farmacologia RespiratoriaMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Servizio di Fisiopatologia RespiratoriaOspedale di BussolengoBussolengo (Verona)Italy

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