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Asthma and Respiratory Infections

1st Edition

By David P. Skoner

CRC Press

336 pages

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Hardback: 9780824777104
pub: 2000-11-08

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Performing a thorough and detailed study of one of the most common yet less accurately understood causes of human illness, this all-inclusive reference examines the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and future treatment options for asthma and respiratory infections.

Contains up-to-date results from clinical trials of antiviral agents that explore new avenues of therapy-including interferons, ICAM-1 receptor blockades, vaccines, and mediator antagonists!

Table of Contents

The Impact of Respiratory Virus Infections on the World's Children

Floyd W. Denny, Jr.

Respiratory Viruses and Asthma: Epidemiological Considerations in Evaluating Their Association

Theodore J. Witek, Jr.

Rates of Asthma Exacerbations During Viral Respiratory Infection

Jonathan M. Corne, Sebastian L. Johnston, and Richard Beasley

Risk Factors for Wheezing with Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children

Michael Kabesch and Erika von Mutius

Mechanisms of Virus-Induced Asthma

Richard G. Hegele and James C. Hogg

The Use of Experimentally Infected Volunteers in Research on the Common Cold

Jack M. Gwaltney, Jr.

Overview of Experimental Animal Respiratory Viral Provocation Models

Gert Folkerts, Henk J. Van der Linde, and Frans P. Nijkamp

Role of Allergy and Airway Hyperresponsiveness in Virus-Induced Asthma

James E. Gern, Robert F. Lemanske; Jr., and William W. Busse

Limitations of Human Experimental Provocation Models for Investigating the VirusAsthma Link

Deborah A. Gentile and David P. Skoner

Stress, Viral Respiratory Infections, and Asthma

Sheldon Cohen and Mario Rodriguez

General Virology and Targets for Therapy

David Tyrrell

Advances in the Diagnosis of Respiratory Virus Infections

A. J. Chauhan and Sebastian L. Johnston

Current Modalities for Treatment of Respiratory Viruses and Virus-Induced Asthma

Elliot F. Ellis

Previously Conducted Trials to Evaluate New Avenues of Therapy

Robert L. Atmar and Ronald B. Turner

About the Series

Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine