Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Editor(s): William W. Busse, Stephen T. Holgate

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923

About this Book

The second edition of this highly acclaimed text has been extensively revised and greatly expanded to reflect the considerable advances made in our understanding of the mechanisms of asthma and rhinitis.

Containing the contributions of 242 experts of international standing, presented in 133 chapters, Asthma and Rhinitis provides an up-to-date, authoritative reference for both the clinician and scientist. The global approach given in this book mirrors the universal approach to the understanding of allergic disease.

The editors have carried out a thorough and radical revision of the content by adding 6 new sections and 44 new chapters. Most of this expansion is due to greatly increased coverage of the clinical aspects of asthma, with new sections on childhood asthma and on drug treatment (each drug class has its own chapter). Also, the expansion of research into the genetic basis of asthma has necessitated a whole new section on Genetics, comprising some six chapters. There are also new chapters on adult-onset asthma and the relationship of asthma to sinusitis. A new section on Asthma in Special Circumstances includes chapters on asthma in pregnancy, asthma and surgery, asthma in the elderly and asthma in the context of critical care. In bringing the Second Edition fully up to date, the book has inevitably increased in size, and is now presented in two volumes.

The second edition of Asthma and Rhinitis will continue the tradition of its predecessor of providing an up-to-the-minute reference for all those involved in the management of, and research into, asthma and rhinitis.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 15: Role of Allergens in Airway Disease

    1. Chapter 73

      House-Dust Mite Protei Nase Allergens and Their Interaction with the Bronchial Epithelium (pages 1143–1156)

      Clive Robinson, Hong Wan, Helen L. Winton, Carolyn A. Herbert, Patrick C. Ring and David R. Garrod

  2. Part 16: Pathophysiology

  3. Part 17: Smooth Muscle Response

  4. Part 18: Exercise-Induced Asthma

  5. Part 19: Infectious Mechanisms in Asthma and Rhinitis

    1. Chapter 99

      Otitis Media and Sinusitis (pages 1510–1537)

      David P. Skoner, Gilbert A. Friday and Margaretha L. Casselbrant

  6. Part 20: Mechanisms of Action of Drugs for the Treatment of Asthma and Rhinitis

  7. Part 21: Clinical Management of Asthma

    1. Chapter 114

      Prevention of Asthma (pages 1744–1765)

      Guy B. Marks, Jennifer K. Peat, Deborah Baker, Margaret Williamson and Euan R. Tovey

  8. Part 22: Asthma in Special Circumstances

  9. Part 23: Management of Asthma in Childhood

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