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Allergy and Asthma Practical Diagnosis and Management

Allergy and Asthma  Practical Diagnosis and Management Author Massoud Mahmoudi
ISBN-10 0071593535
Release 2007-10-09
Pages 400
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Clear, authoritative guidance for your day-to-day allergy and asthma practice Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management is a concise guide that puts the most salient insights in allergy medicine right at your fingertips. Written by a leading allergy clinician, along with 30 nationally recognized expert contributors, this resource is perfect for front-line general practitioners, especially primary care physicians and allied health care providers. Inside, you'll find the most clinically relevant information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all major allergic disorders. Features Need-to-know coverage that spans the entire scope of adult allergy and asthma-geared for real world medical practice A timely look at occupational allergies and allergies linked to unhealthy environments Organization by specific organ, which guides you to diagnostic and therapeutic solutions quickly and easily Essential chapters on the principles of diagnosis and on medications used in the management of simple and complex allergy Coverage of new complementary and alternative medicine techniques in the management of allergic disorders Over 100 outstanding illustrations Key concepts, management protocols, and recent references that deliver s a highly accessible overview of today's allergy practice



Manual of Allergy and Immunology

Manual of Allergy and Immunology Author Daniel C. Adelman
ISBN-10 9781451171235
Release 2012-03-21
Pages 504
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The fifth edition of the Manual of Allergy and Immunology is designed to serve health care professionals in the diagnosis and management of allergic and other immunological disorders. The manual presents the basic and essential material and provides specific information to assist in clinical decision-making and treatment planning. The specialist will find this manual a convenient reference handbook, while the generalist will be able to use the Manual as a helpful guide in formulating a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to patients suspected of having an allergic or immunologic disorder. Students, house officers, and other health care professionals will find the Manual a useful guide to the clinical practice of allergy and immunology. New for this edition: • Additional tables provide extensive data for basic and clinical understanding • Increased use of algorithms to help provide quick diagnosis • References include both published literature and authoritative Internet resources for more extensive discussion of each subject • Therapeutic recommendations are consistent with current evidence-based guidelines to provide the latest information • Uses the familiar Lippincott Manual outline format to organize information and save time in looking up information



Quantitative Skin Testing for Allergy

Quantitative Skin Testing for Allergy Author Bradley F. Marple
ISBN-10 9781604065213
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 120
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Written by leading experts in the field, Quantitative Skin Testing for Allergy: IDT and MQT provides an invaluable guide to using quantitative skin testing methods in a modern allergy practice. The book reviews the well-established methodologies of intradermal dilutional testing (IDT) and prick testing and then goes on to describe the indications and techniques for blending these approaches through modified quantitative testing (MQT). Each method is presented in a concise way, guiding readers from preparation, to application of controls, to application of antigen, and to titration. Features: Coverage of the full range of skin testing techniques allows the reader to compare and contrast various methods to determine which is appropriate for each patient Succinct text outlines rationale, technique, and interpretation of the various methods described in the book Practical tips on selecting appropriate allergens Guidelines for how to prevent and manage allergic emergencies Advice on how to set up and prepare the allergy office A glossary of common terms in otolaryngic allergy--ideal for quick reference and review Otolaryngologists, residents, and nurses seeking to expand and improve their techniques in diagnosing allergies will appreciate this handbook. The book also serves as a valuable preparation aid for the fellowship exam of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.



Mount Sinai Expert Guides

Mount Sinai Expert Guides Author Hugh A. Sampson
ISBN-10 9781118609163
Release 2015-05-06
Pages 480
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Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Allergy and Clinical Immunology will provide trainees in allergy and immunology with an extremely clinical and accessible handbook covering the major disorders and symptoms, their diagnosis and clinical management. Perfect as a point–of–care resource on the hospital wards and also as a refresher for board exam preparation, the focus throughout is on providing rapid reference, essential information on each disorder to allow for quick, easy browsing and assimilation of the must–know information. All chapters follow a consistent template including the following features: An opening bottom–line/key points section Classification, pathogenesis and prevention of disorder Evidence–based diagnosis, including relevant algorithms, laboratory and imaging tests, and potential pitfalls when diagnosing a patient Disease management including commonly used medications with dosages, management algorithms and how to prevent complications How to manage special populations, ie, in pregnancy, children and the elderly The very latest evidence–based results, major society guidelines and key external sources to consult In addition, the book comes with a companion website housing extra features such as case studies with related questions for self–assessment, key patient advice and ICD codes. Each guide also has its own mobile app available for purchase, allowing you rapid access to the key features wherever you may be. If you′re specialising in allergy and immunology and require concise, practical and clinical guidance from one of the world′s leading institutions in this field, then this is the perfect book for you.



Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Author Gavin Spickett
ISBN-10 9780199603244
Release 2013-02-07
Pages 627
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The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy is a unique, practical and clinically relevant guide to assist with the diagnosis and management of immunological/allergic disease, and the correct selection and interpretation of immunological tests.



Allergy in ENT Practice

Allergy in ENT Practice Author Hueston Clark King
ISBN-10 9781604065114
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 482
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The foremost guide to diagnosing, testing, and treating all major ENT allergies by Drs. King, Mabry, Mabry, Gordon and Marple is back in a completely updated second edition. Combining practical management strategies with the latest advances, here is the complete how-to resource for health professionals who treat ear, nose, and throat allergies. It covers everything from testing methods and pharmacotherapy, to food allergies, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, pediatric allergies, and sinusitis --key information for every practice. Special features: Walks you through basic procedures such as assessing patient history, identifying symptoms, starting immunotherapy, skin and in vitro testing, and heading off allergenic emergencies Every chapter revised and updated, including key advances in immunology and pharmacotherapy, the role of fungi in chronic rhinosinusitis, and more Brief capsules of pertinent information for nurses, pediatricians, primary care specialists, and ancillary personnel--written by a highly experienced otolaryngic nurse Recommendations for adding allergy care to an existing ENT practice, finding qualified staff, preparing the office, and interacting with patients Useful appendices covering plant cross-reactivity, pollen distribution and allergenic foods Easy to implement for both the physician and ancillary caregiver, and with valuable tips from an experienced otolaryngic nurse, here is the only text to provide a clear, step-by-step approach to the practice of otolaryngic allergy. It belongs within easy reach of all physicians who want to expand their practice in this rapidly growing field.



The Washington Manual of Rheumatology Subspecialty Consult

The Washington Manual of Rheumatology Subspecialty Consult Author Leslie Kahl
ISBN-10 9781451114126
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 384
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"The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series is designed to provide quick access to the essential information needed to evaluate a patient on a subspecialty consult service - each manual has been completely reviewed, revised, and follows the format and template of The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 33/e. We believe the revised outline format will provide information in a more logical and readily accessible format. The content has been updated to reflect advancing technologies and therapeutics. The objective is for the reader to obtain a synopsis of symptoms, signs, and problems encountered in their daily workflow in a bulleted format for quick salient points. References to a more descriptive source have been provided, along with a second color to support quick access, and web resources for physicians and patients"--Provided by publisher.



Allergies and Asthma for Dummies

Allergies and Asthma for Dummies Author William E. Berger
ISBN-10 PSU:000044895334
Release 2000-04-07
Pages 399
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Sneezing. Sniffling. Hives. Rashes. Burning eyes. Runny nose. Sinus headache. Scratchy throat. Asthma attacks.... Whether you're reacting to pollen or peanuts, your boyfriend's cat or your girlfriend's pooch, your husband's aftershave, or your neighbor's barbecue, allergies are definitely a drag. And if left untreated, the symptoms can lead to bigger health problems down the road. Sadly, there is no cure for "hypersensitivity disorders, as doctors call them. But you can minimize your risk of having allergic reactions and you can live symptom-free. And "Allergies and Asthma For Dummies tells you how. If you suffer from some type of allergic condition and/or asthma, this complete, down-to-earth guide can be your first big step toward feeling better than you've felt in years. Drawing on his more than twenty years of professional experience, nationally recognized allergy and asthma expert Dr. William E. Berger fills you in on what you need to know to: Understand allergies and asthma Relieve hay fever symptoms safely Control adult and childhood asthma Deal with allergic skin conditions Cope with food, drug, and insect sting reactions Allergy proof your home "Allergies and Asthma For Dummies is packed with useful information and easy-to-follow action-steps you can put to work immediately. Dr. Berger clears up common myths about allergies and asthma and makes some of the most difficult medical mechanisms understandable for the rest of us. With wit and compassion, he answers all your questions about: How the immune system works and what causes allergies and asthma All known types of allergic conditions and how to recognize them Hay fever, itstriggers, prevention and treatments Asthma, what it is, how you get it, and the best ways to manage it Allergic eczema, contact dermatitis, hives, swelling, and other allergic skin conditions Food, drug, and insect sting reactions and how to recognize, prevent, and treat them With up-to-the-minute advice and guidance on prevention, treatment, and management, "Allergies and Asthma For Dummies is just what you need to find relief from what ails you.



CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2017

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2017 Author Maxine A. Papadakis
ISBN-10 9781259585128
Release 2016-09-05
Pages 1920
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Turn the latest research into improved patient outcomes with the #1 annual guide to internal medicine and clinical practice Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insights into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic, you’ll find concise, evidence-based information about hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest medical advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments. Here’s why CMDT is an essential reference for any primary care setting: • Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management throughout the broad fields of internal medicine • Full review of internal medicine and additional primary care topics, such as gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care • The only text with an annual update on HIV/AIDS and new emerging viral diseases • Specific disease prevention information • Medication treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms • Updated PMID numbers for quick reference • Many full-color photographs and illustrations Here are just a few of the many exciting new additions and updates: • New information on Zika, dengue, chikungunya, MERS and other infections • Two new online chapters: Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Health and Transgender Health & Disease Prevention • Update on influenza pneumococcal, HPV, and meningococcal vaccines • Latest information on new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease • Revised recommendations for cardiovascular prevention methods • Recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infections • New FDA approved medications for diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolemia • Extensively revised material on alcoholism • Latest information on treatment options for obesity • Expanded online Podiatry chapter



Bove and Davis Diving Medicine

Bove and Davis  Diving Medicine Author Alfred A. Bove
ISBN-10 0721694241
Release 2004
Pages 623
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Covers basic diving physiology; the pathophysiology of decompression sickness; maritime toxicology; assessment of fitness for diving; special considerations for female, elderly, and pediatric divers; diving-related problems in people with pre-existing medical conditions such as pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic disease, and much more, with new chapters on the kinetics of intert gas, marine poisoning and intoxication, and diabetes and diving.



Water in Medieval Literature

Water in Medieval Literature Author Albrecht Classen
ISBN-10 9781498539852
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 358
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Ecocritical thinking has sensitized us more than ever before to the tremendous importance of water for human life, as it is richly reflected in the world of literature. The great relevance of water also in the Middle Ages might come as a surprise for many readers, but the evidence assembled here confirms that also medieval poets were keenly aware of the importance of water to sustain all life, to provide understanding of life’s secrets, to mirror love, and to connect the individual with God. In eleven chapters major medieval European authors and their works are discussed here, taking us from the world of Old Norse to Irish and Latin literature, to German, French, English, and Italian romances and other narratives.



Clinical Immunology E Book

Clinical Immunology E Book Author Robert R. Rich
ISBN-10 9780723437109
Release 2012-10-26
Pages 1500
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Offer your patients the best possible care with clear, reliable guidance from one of the most respected and trusted resources in immunology. Authoritative answers from internationally renowned leaders in the field equip you with peerless advice and global best practices to enhance your diagnosis and management of a full range of immunologic problems. Depend on authoritative information from leading experts in the field who equip you with peerless advice and global best practices to enhance your diagnosis and management of a full range of immunologic problems. Focus on the information that’s most relevant to your daily practice through a highly clinical focus and an extremely practical organization that expedites access to the answers you need. Stay at the forefront of your field with cutting-edge coverage of the human genome project, immune-modifier drugs, and many other vital.



Molecular Allergy Diagnostics

Molecular Allergy Diagnostics Author Jörg Kleine-Tebbe
ISBN-10 9783319424996
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 531
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This book, based on a recent German publication, offers an overview of basic data and recent developments in the groundbreaking field of molecular allergology. It comprehensively explores the origin and structure of single allergen molecules ("components") and their utility in improving the management of type I, IgE-mediated allergic reactions and disorders like allergic respiratory diseases, food allergies, and anaphylaxis. Highly specific testing, called component-resolved diagnostics, aims to identify and utilize single molecules. Over 200 single allergens from plant or animal sources have been applied to single or multiplex laboratory testing for the presence of allergen-specific IgE. This leap in assay sensitivity and specificity has led to three major advances in patient management: discrimination between primary allergic sensitization and complex cross-reactivity, recognition of IgE profiles for certain allergens and identification of patients most likely to benefit from allergen-specific immunotherapy. The book discusses in detail the benefits and limitations of this 21st century technology, and offers suggestions for the use of molecular allergology in routine clinical practice. It is a “must read” for physicians treating allergic patients as well as scientists interested in natural allergic molecules and their interactions with the human immune system.



Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics

Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics Author A. Y. Elzouki
ISBN-10 9783642022029
Release 2012-01-10
Pages 4159
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The new edition of this classic reference offers a problem-based approach to pediatric diseases. It encompasses almost all pediatric subspecialties and covers every pediatric disease and organ system. It includes case studies and over 750 lavish illustrations.



Developing Clinical Problem solving Skills

Developing Clinical Problem solving Skills Author Howard S. Barrows
ISBN-10 0393710106
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 226
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“I think this is an outstanding book and one that I would recommend for our students. If students digest the lessons of this book the level of practice of medicine in this country will rise significantly!' —Roy H. Maffly, M.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine



Approach to Internal Medicine

Approach to Internal Medicine Author David Hui
ISBN-10 9783319118215
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 542
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This fully updated 4th Edition of provides an integrated symptom- and issue-based approach with easy access to high yield clinical information. For each topic, carefully organized sections on different diagnoses, investigations, and treatments are designed to facilitate patient care and examination preparation. Numerous clinical pearls and comparison tables are provided to help enhance learning, and international units (US and metric) are used to facilitate application in everyday clinical practice. The book covers many highly important, rarely discussed topics in medicine (e.g., smoking cessation, obesity, transfusion reactions, needle stick injuries, code status discussion, interpretation of gram stain, palliative care), and new chapters on end-of-life care and depression have been added. The fourth edition includes many reader-friendly improvements such as better formatting, intuitive ordering of chapters, and incorporation of the most recent guidelines for each topic. Approach to Internal Medicine continues to serve as an essential reference for every medical student, resident, fellow, practicing physician, nurse, and physician assistant.



Ferri s Clinical Advisor 2017

Ferri s Clinical Advisor 2017 Author Fred F. Ferri
ISBN-10 9780323448383
Release 2016-05-27
Pages 1600
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Access up-to-date diagnostic and treatment information on more than 700 common medical conditions with Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2017, which boasts the popular "5 books in 1" format! Published annually and now in its 19th year, it provides quick guidance on diseases and disorders, differential diagnoses, medical algorithms, laboratory tests, and clinical practice guidelines, while additional electronic content equips you with e-only topics, images, tables, and much more. Updated content by experts in key clinical fields helps you keep pace with the speed of modern medicine. Popular "5 books in 1" format includes cross-references, outlines, bullets, tables, boxes, and algorithms to help expedite search. Diseases and Disorders section features more than 300 new figures and tables, as well as 20 new topics including: cyclic vomiting syndrome, traveler’s diarrhea, chronic pruritus, post-herpetic neuralgia, enteropathic arthritis, and hoarding disorder. Differential Diagnosis section highlights 50 new topics, including: alcohol-related seizures, dysentery and inflammatory enterocolitis, hair loss, cystic and solid pancreatic lesions, and COPD decompensation. New algorithms offer important diagnostic information on 19 added conditions, including allergic reaction to vaccines, cardiac arrest, occupational asthma, urinary tract infection, and vertigo and dizziness. Current ICD-10 insurance billing codes help expedite insurance reimbursements.