1st Edition

Asthma and Respiratory Infections

By David P. Skoner Copyright 2000

    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!

    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


    David P. Skoner