Collecting research from leading specialists in the field, this reference contains the latest studies on the genetic and environmental origins, pathogenesis, and immunology of asthma-promoting new research pathways for the development of new therapeutic interventions in the prevention of this common disease.
Epidemiology of Asthma. Natural History of Wheezing in the Child. Emerging Patterns of Asthma World-Wide. Later Life Onset of Asthma. Ontogeny of the Immune Response. Inflammatory Features of Childhood Asthma. Physiology. Genetic Factors. Birth Order. Infections: Causative. Allergens. Asthma and Nonrespiratory Infections. Antibiotics as Risk Factors in the Development of Asthma. The Atopic March. Stress and Asthma. Infant Feeding Practices and the Prevention of Asthma. Asthma in the Inner City. Therapeutic Approach to Childhood Asthma. Allergen Avoidance. Immunotherapy and Asthma. Anti-Cytokine Therapy. IgE and Anti-IgE Therapy in Allergic Asthma and Rhinitis. DNA Vaccination for Asthma. DNA Vaccination for Asthma and Atopic Disorders. Future Therapies. Regulation of IgE Synthesis