Difficult Asthma

by Liam G Heaney, Andrew Menzies-Gow

This book, Difficult Asthma, deals with various problems related to asthma. Asthma is common and affects an estimated 300 million people worldwide. The diagnosis is often straightforward, and symptoms respond well to standard doses of inhaled therapy. However, approximately 5–10% of patients with asthma do not respond well and have poor symptomatic control, despite prescription of currently available therapies. These patients are often referred to as having difficult asthma. This poor response to conventional therapy is not always due to underlying asthma severity. The purpose of this book is to provide medical students, postgraduate fellows, general practitioners, and specialists a succinct, easy-to-read, well-illustrated, and comprehensive review of difficult asthma. The book brings together the opinion of international experts in the field and provides a pragmatic overview of the clinical problems, giving an insight into the complexity of this population and providing a framework for managing these patients. It covers the etiology, pathogenesis, and management of refractory asthma and novel therapeutic approaches in this group.

Book Series: Clinical Focus Series


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Heaney Liam G
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biological Sciences, Queens University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
2. Menzies-Gow Andrew Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England, UK
ISBN 9789350902998
Speciality Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11898
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2013
Pages 200
Book Type Professional


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