576 pages | 48 B/W Illus.
Providing a solid foundation for specialists in asthma treatment and control, this guide illustrates the importance of asthma monitoring practices for up-to-date assessments of disease levels in specific population groups; the identification of social, geographical, and environmental factors that may influence the development of asthma; and the design of improved and cost-effective prevention and management strategies for optimal patient care.
"…a valuable tool for health system administrators and policy makers….includes illustrative and helpful tables and graphs."
Symptoms: Monitoring and Perception. Quality of Life. Cough. Electronic Monitoring of PEF/Spirometry Technical Aspects and Clinical Results. Asthma and Telemedicine. Quality Control Analysis/Statistical Methods. Triggers: Allergen. Triggers: Occupational Exposures. Airway Hyperresponsiveness: Pharmacological Stimuli. Airway Hyperresponsiveness: Indirect Stimuli, Exercise, Mannitor, and Hypertonic Saline. Induced Sputum. Exhaled Gases. Monitoring Childhood Asthma. Asthma Epidemics, Monitoring Mortality. Monitoring Asthma in Populations. Role of Pharmacists in Asthma Monitoring. Post Marketing Drug Surveilance in Asthma