Asthma in Children

by Meenu Singh

The book “Asthma in children” is a comprehensive reference for practising and academic physician dealing with children having asthma. This book has twenty different chapters. Chapters in the book gives an insight into the pathophysiological basic of asthma along with the latest evidence-based management and counseling strategies to treat this disease. It highlights on the pathophysiologic basis on the steps in management. Immunobiology of asthma, infection and allergy, pharmacotherapy of asthma rationale for combination therapy, role of micronutrients in bronchial asthma, new therapeutic approaches to asthma, probiotics for allergic respiratory diseases, adherence to asthma treatment, wheezing in infants and role of food allergens in asthma are wide range of topics which are covered in each chapters. Allergen-specific immunotherapy is a desensitizing therapy which is only curative and specific method of treatment for allergic diseases. This book gives a brief discussion about the relationship between the asthma and environmental factors. It also discusses about the triggering factors of asthma and how to avoid the exposure to these factors. Several topics such as establishment of individual treatment plans for acute attacks, establishment of individual medication plans for long-term management, traditional and complementary therapies in asthma and allergen immunotherapy for allergic respiratory diseases.

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Book Detail

Editor
1. Singh Meenu
Editor's Affiliation
1. Allergy and Asthma Clinics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical, Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
ISBN
9789350251980
Speciality
Pediatrics
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11300
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
276
Book Type
Professional

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