Patterson's Allergic Diseases

Pattersons Allergic Diseases 9780781794251
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Publication Date: Jun 11, 2009
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Edition: Seventh
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Revised and updated for its Seventh Edition, this highly acclaimed volume is a complete, current, and practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders. This comprehensive yet concise reference will remain the first choice for residents and practitioners who need guidance to identify an allergy, confirm a diagnosis, or find effective therapies. It will also be an excellent aid for board review. This edition includes discussions of clinical trials in asthma and significant updates on drug allergy, imaging, occupational allergy, and immune deficiency evaluation.

A companion Website will include the fully searchable text and additional illustrations and tables.

Features

--NEW! Discussion of clinical trials in asthma, food allergy, esophagitis and cough
--NEW! Significant updates to drug allergy, asthma, imaging of the sinuses and lungs, occupational allergy, and immune deficiency evaluation sections
--Includes a strong section on drug allergy with practical advice not found elsewhere
--May be used as a resource for board review
--Practical and easy-to-access coverage of allergy diagnosis and treatment for Allergy-Immunology Fellows and internal medicine, pediatric and otolaryngology residents and

About the Author(s)

  • Leslie C Grammer MD
  • Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy-Immunology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Director, Bazley Asthma and Allergy Center, Attending Physician, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL&l

  • Paul A Greenberger MD
  • Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy-Immunology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Associate Chief, Education and Clinical Affairs, Attending Physician, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago,

Specs

  • Edition: Seventh
  • Product Format: Hardbound
  • ISBN: 9780781794251
  • Trim Size: 7 x 10
  • Pages: 736
  • Pub Date: Jun 11, 2009
  • Weight: 3.0

Table of contents

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: BIOLOGIC AND CLINICAL ASPECTS

Review of Immunology

Immunology of IgE-mediated and Other Hypersensitivity States

Biochemical Mediators of Allergic Reactions

Evaluation and Management of Immune Deficiency in Allergy Practice

Evaluation of Eosinophilia

PATHOGENIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS IN ALLERGY AND ASTHMA

Allergens and Other Factors Important in Atopic Disease

Airborne Pollen Prevalence in the United States

PRINCIPLES OF EVALUATION AND TREATMENT

Diagnosis of Immediate Hypersensitivity

Physiologic Assessment of Asthma and Other Allergic Lung Diseases

Radiologic Evaluation of Allergic and Related Disease of the Upper Airway

Radiologic Evaluation of Allergic and Related Disease of the Lower Airway

Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Role of Rhinoscopy and Surgery

Principles of Immunologic Management of Allergic Diseases Due to Extrinsic Antigens

ANAPHYLAXIS AND OTHER GENERALIZED HYPERSENSITIVITY

Anaphylaxis

Allergy to Stinging Insects

Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Drug Allergy
Part A: Introduction, Epidemiology, Classification of Adverse Reactions, Immunochemical Basis, Risk Factors, Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Drug Allergy, Patient Management Considerations
Part B: Allergic Reactions to Individual Drugs: Low Molecular Weight
Part C: Allergic Reactions to Individual Drugs: High Molecular Weight

Food Allergy

ASTHMA

Asthma

The Infant and Toddler with Asthma

Management of Acute Severe Asthma

Clinical Asthma Trials

OTHER IMMUNOLOGIC PULMONARY DISEASE

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

Occupational Immunologic Lung Disease

UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASE

Allergic Rhinitis

Nasal Polyposis, Sinusitis & Nonallergic Rhinitis

Allergic Diseases of the Eye and Ear

CUTANEOUS ALLERGIC DISEASE

Atopic Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis

Urticaria, Angioedema, and Hereditary Angioedema

Pruritus

PHARMACOLOGY

Antihistamines

β Agonists

Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Allergic Diseases

Other Anti-allergic Drugs: Cromolyn, Nedocromil, Antileukotrienes, Anticholinergics, and Theophylline

Delivery Devices for Inhaled Medications

Novel Immunologic Therapies

SPECIAL SITUATIONS

Allergic Disorders in Pregnancy

Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease

Cough

Sleep Disorders in Allergic Patients

Management of the Psychologically Complex Patient

Controversial and Unproved Methods in Allergy Diagnosis and Treatment