Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention

DIANE Publishing, 1996 - 176 páginas
Contents: definition; epidemiology; risk factors; mechanisms of asthma; diagnosis and classification; prevention; a six-part asthma management program (educate patients to develop a partnership in asthma management; assess and monitor asthma severity; avoid or control asthma triggers; establish medication plans for long-term management; establish plans for managing exacerbations; provide regular follow-up care); socioeconomics; education and the delivery of care; recommendations; glossary. Extensive references. Charts and tables.

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Página 66 - Cogswell JJ, Exposure to house-dust mite allergen (Der p I) and the development of asthma in childhood.
Página 36 - Predictors of asthma and persistent wheeze in a national sample of children in the United States.
Página 172 - Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways in which many cells and cellular elements play a role, in particular, mast cells, eosinophils, T lymphocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, and epithelial cells.
Página 22 - Gergen PJ, Mullally DI, Evans R III. National survey of prevalence of asthma among children in the United States, 1976 to 1980.
Página 7 - Sudden-onset fatal asthma. A distinct entity with few eosinophils and relatively more neutrophils in the airway submucosa? Am Rev Respir Dis 1993; 148:713719.
Página 6 - In susceptible individuals, this inflammation causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and cough, particularly at night and in the early morning. These episodes are usually associated with widespread but variable airflow obstruction that is often reversible either spontaneously or with treatment. The inflammation also causes an associated increase in the existing bronchial hyperresponsiveness to a variety of stimuli.
Página 24 - The course and prognosis of different forms of chronic airways obstruction in a sample from the general population.
Página 7 - Dunnill MS. The pathology of asthma with special reference to changes in the bronchial mucosa. J Clin Pathol 1960; 13:27-33.
Página 37 - Epidemiology of acute asthma: IgE antibodies to common inhalant allergens as a risk factor for emergency room visits.
Página 36 - Relation between airway responsiveness and serum IgE in children with asthma and in apparently normal children. N Engl J Med 1991; 325: 11067-11071.

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