ABC of Asthma (ABC Series)

ABC of Asthma (ABC Series)

Description

Asthma is a common condition with increasing prevalence. This new edition of the highly regarded ABC of Asthma has been thoroughly revised with reference to the latest British Thoracic Society guidelines on the management of asthma in children and adults. It covers the advances in practice and methods, with a new emphasis on delivery systems, self-dose assessment and delivery of care with different pharmacological approaches.

The ABC of Asthma is a concise, up-to-date overview of all aspects of asthma and includestwo new chapters focussing onGP practice issues includingclinical management and organisationof asthma care. It is ideal for GPs, junior doctors and medical students, nurses, and anyone dealing with the treatment of asthma in children and adults.

Table of contents

ABC of Asthma......Page 4
General Practice......Page 8
Preface......Page 10
1 Definition and Pathology......Page 12
2 Prevalence......Page 17
3 Diagnostic Testing and Monitoring......Page 21
4 Clinical Course......Page 28
5 Precipitating Factors......Page 32
6 General Management of Chronic Asthma......Page 40
7 Treatment of Chronic Asthma......Page 43
8 General Management of Acute Asthma......Page 51
9 Treatment of Acute Asthma......Page 55
10 Methods of Delivering Drugs......Page 61
11 Definition, Prevalence and Prevention......Page 65
12 Patterns of Illness and Diagnosis......Page 72
13 Treatment......Page 76
14 Pharmacological Therapies for Asthma......Page 78
15 Acute Severe Asthma......Page 84
16 Clinical Aspects of Managing Asthma in Primary Care......Page 87
17 Organisation of Asthma Care in Primary Care......Page 94
Index......Page 100

Details

  • Author: John Rees, Dipak Kanabar, Shriti Pattani
  • Edition: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: BMJ Books
  • ISBN-10: 1405185961
  • ISBN-13: 9781405185967
  • Pages: 105
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 2.8M
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