Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis

Author: Richard F. Lockey


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  • ISBN: 9780199918065
  • Author: Richard F. Lockey
  • Publ Date: 2014-05-08
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  • Pages: 528
  • Imprint: OUP *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 235074

Table of Contents :

Section 1 - Immunologic ; 1. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis ; 2. Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) Positive Vasculitis ; 3. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) ; 4.Immunodeficiency: Innate, Primary and Secondary ; Section 2 - Pulmonary ; 5. Sleep Apnea - Comorbid and Coexisting - in Children and the Upper Airway ; 6. Asthma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea ; 7. COPD and Irreversible Airflow Obstruction ; 8. Bronchiectasis ; 9. Bronchiolitis ; 10. Genetic Disorders and Asthma ; 11. Other Pulmonary Abnormalities ; 12. Pneumonia - Comorbid and Co-existing ; 13. Cough ; 14. Occupational Asthma - Comorbid and Differential Diagnosis ; Section 3 - Cardiac & Cardiovascular ; 15. Adult Cardiac Conditions ; 16. Pediatric Cardiac Conditions - Coexisting and Differential Diagnosis ; 17. Pulmonary Hypertension ; Section 4 - Upper/Extrathoracic Airway ; 18. Allergic Rhinitis ; 19. Nonallergic Rhinopathies and Lower Airway Syndromes ; 20. Infectious Comorbidities of Asthma in the Upper Airway ; 21. Nasal Polyps - Comorbid ; 22. Vocal Cord Dysfunction and Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder ; Section 5 - Gastrointestinal ; 23. Gastroesophageal Reflux ; Section 6 - Metabolic ; 24. Obesity and Asthma ; 25. Endocrine Disorders - Comorbid and Coexisting ; 26. Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: Comorbidities of Asthma ; 27. Pregnancy - Comorbid and Coexisting ; Section 7 - Psychological Issues ; 28. Psychological Factors - Comorbid and Coexisting ; 29. Asthma, Substance Abuse, and Tobacco Use ; Section 8 - Exercise ; 30. Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction and Asthma ; Section 9 - Environmental & Population Effects ; 31. Environmental Risk Factors in Asthma ; Section 10 - Age ; 32. Age and Asthma ; Section 11 - Food ; 33. Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis - Comorbid and Coexisting


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 chronic obstructive 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 in multiple 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 in international 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 and reviews 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 to asthma.

Author Biography:

RFL: 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, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. DKL: Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Clinical Research Unit, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. President-Elect of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; WAO: a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training as a worldwide alliance of allergy and clinical immunology societies, Milwaukee, WI.


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