Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis

Hardcover | March 3, 2014

EditorRichard F. Lockey, Dennis K. Ledford, WAO (World Allergy Organization)

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Asthma sufferers number approximately 200 million worldwide, with 15-20 million of those in the United States. Multiple comorbid conditions occur with asthma, including rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, sleep apnea, vocal cord dysfunction syndrome, obesity, and chronicobstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Without identifying and caring for comorbid conditions, asthma cannot be treated appropriately. Comorbidity of allergic diseases emphasizes that we must understand more about why different organs in individuals express allergy and others do not. The increase inmultiple allergies occurring in a single patient makes the global burden even more complex, and an integrated approach to diagnosis and new treatment strategies and preventative approaches are required. Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis is the first volume to provide a centralized, a comprehensive clinical reference on the diagnosis and management of the comorbid conditions that affect asthma. Because comorbid conditions of asthma have not yet been included ininternational and national management guidelines, this volume will help fill a gap in current clinical knowledge, aiding physicians in delivering optimal patient care. Written and published in conjunction with the World Allergy Organization (WAO), this book consists of the latest research andreviews of current theory and practice, the most effective advances in the diagnosis and management of asthma and its co-morbidities, and insights into the fundamentals of asthma and its co-morbidities. It presents scientifically-based medicine for each comorbid condition as it relates toasthma.

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Asthma sufferers number approximately 200 million worldwide, with 15-20 million of those in the United States. Multiple comorbid conditions occur with asthma, including rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, sleep apnea, vocal cord dysfunction syndrome, obesity, and chronicobstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Witho...

Richard F. Lockey is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health, Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Joy McCann Culverhouse Chair in Allergy and Immunology, University Distinguished Health Professor, Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Clinical Research Unit at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:March 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199918066

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Section 1 - Immunologic1. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis2. Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) Positive Vasculitis3. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)4. Immunodeficiency: Innate, Primary and SecondarySection 2 - Pulmonary5. Sleep Apnea - Comorbid and Coexisting - in Children and the Upper Airway6. Asthma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea7. COPD and Irreversible Airflow Obstruction8. Bronchiectasis9. Bronchiolitis10. Genetic Disorders and Asthma11. Other Pulmonary Abnormalities12. Pneumonia - Comorbid and Co-existing13. Cough14. Occupational Asthma - Comorbid and Differential DiagnosisSection 3 - Cardiac and Cardiovascular15. Adult Cardiac Conditions16. Pediatric Cardiac Conditions - Coexisting and Differential Diagnosis17. Pulmonary HypertensionSection 4 - Upper/Extrathoracic Airway18. Allergic Rhinitis19. Nonallergic Rhinopathies and Lower Airway Syndromes20. Infectious Comorbidities of Asthma in the Upper Airway21. Nasal Polyps - Comorbid22. Vocal Cord Dysfunction and Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion DisorderSection 5 - Gastrointestinal23. Gastroesophageal RefluxSection 6 - Metabolic24. Obesity and Asthma25. Endocrine Disorders - Comorbid and Coexisting26. Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: Comorbidities of Asthma27. Pregnancy - Comorbid and CoexistingSection 7 - Psychological Issues28. Psychological Factors - Comorbid and Coexisting29. Asthma, Substance Abuse, and Tobacco UseSection 8 - Exercise30. Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction and AsthmaSection 9 - Environmental and Population Effects31. Environmental Risk Factors in AsthmaSection 10 - Age32. Age and AsthmaSection 11 - Food33. Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis - Comorbid and Coexisting