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Textbook of Allergy for the Clinician

1st Edition

Edited by Pudupakkam K. Vedanthan, Harold S. Nelson, Shripad N. Agashe, Mahesh P A, Rohit Katial

CRC Press

516 pages | 68 Color Illus. | 51 B/W Illus.

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This well-illustrated book synthesizes all aspects of allergy, asthma, and related fields such as aerobiology and immunology. Appropriate for allergy practitioners and medical students seeking the latest information on allergy and asthma, it covers aeroallergens and their source plants all over the world.The book focuses on allergies caused by pollen and environmental pollution as well as skin disorders stemming from latex allergies. It contains the latest methods of diagnosis and treatment of allergy and asthma releveant to applied clinical immunology.

Reviews

"The Text Book of Allergy for Clinicians is the most up-to-date collection of information on various aspects of allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology, and related disciplines. The book represents the diversity of issues affecting patients of allergy and asthma. The book is unique with 35 different chapters authored by 25 experts in their respective fields from East and West. The first two chapters deal with basics of allergy mechanism and pathophysiology of asthma and clinical immunology. A detailed chapter on the history taking and in vivo skin prick test and in vitro diagnostics techniques of allergy and asthma is a practical guide to students and clinicians.

As an aid to allergy diagnosis, the book is designed to provide comprehensive information on pollen and fungal aerobiology with colored illustrations of plants and their pollen. Thus, the book focuses on allergy caused by pollen/spores and also by environmental pollutants.

The chapters in the book are designed to explicate the current practice of allergy in both pediatric and adult patients. The book encompasses different facets of allergy and asthma such as conjunctival, occupational, dermal, insect, and latex allergy. The chapters on Pulmonary Functions and Bronchial Provocation Tests and Role of Exhaled NO 2 in Asthma have been very clearly discussed and are of great significance to clinical practitioners. With increasing incidence of food allergy globally, the chapter of Food and Drug Allergy has added attraction for students and clinical practitioners besides good guide to patients.

The therapeutic interventions by allergen immunotherapy by subcutaneous methods prevalent in USA are elaborated by the author. However, only brief reference is provided for sublingual and modified allergen forms of therapeutic vaccines. In the posthuman genome sequencing era, a unique chapter on personalized medicine for asthma refers to tailoring of the entire gamut of clinical management of the individual patient’s molecular characteristics such as genomic, proteomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and metabolic profiles. Personalized medicine will therefore be more proactive and preventive than traditional medicine, bringing the genomics in allergy and asthma in the forefront. The major issues of developed and developing countries in trained medical personnel in the field of allergy and asthma have been very carefully highlighted in the chapter Allergy-Asthma Practice: East versus West.

Interestingly giving the book a typical exposure to alternate medicine like yoga and Ayurveda, a traditional form of medicine established centuries ago in the East, is a unique contribution to the readers of the West. Although many colored figures are appended at the end of the book, there are numerous black and white figures in the text, which would have added further value to the book, if incorporated in color and at respective places.

The truly international makeup and approach of this textbook makes it really unique in the field of AAI. This is the first attempt to address this issue in a global fashion in a clinically oriented textbook. The book is, therefore, highly recommended for allergy practitioners, medical graduates, and postgraduates seeking the latest information on diagnosis, environmental, and therapeutic management of allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology."

—AB Singh, Scientist Emeritus, Secretary Indian College of Allergy and Applied Immunology and Secretary General South Asia Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi University Campus, India

Table of Contents

BASICS OF ALLERGY: IMMUNOLOGICAL & CLINICAL, Refeul Alam

AEROBIOLOGY: BASICS, APPLIED, PICTORIAL ACCOUNT, POLLEN CALENDER, GLOBAL PICTURE, ANTIGEN PREPARATION, Shripad N. Agashe

HISTORY TAKING: EVALUATION OF ALLERGIC DISORDERS, Thirumala Krishna

UPPER AIRWAYS:

ALLERGIC RHINITIS, Pramod Kelkar and Srinivasa Ramanujam

ALLERGIC CONJUCTIVITIS, Pramod Kelkar and Srinivasa Ramanujam

SINUSITIS, NASAL POLYPS, and ASA IDIOSYNCRASY, Todd Kingdom

LOWER AIRWAYS:

ASTHMA: PEDIATRIC, Rohit Katial and Flavia Hoyte

ASTHMA: ADULT, Rohit Katial and Flavia Hoyte

ASTHMA: OCCUPATIONAL, Bill Brashier

TESTS FOR ALLERGIES & ASTHMA:

ALLERGY SKIN TESTS, Rohit Katial

LUNG FUNCTION TESTING, Rohit Katial

INHALATIONAL CHALLENGES, Rohit Katial

EXHALED NO, Rohit Katial

IMMUNOGLOBULINS,RAST, Ronald Harbeck, Vijaya Nagabhushanam

RHINOLARNGOSCOPY, Jerry Koepke and Bill Dolen

TREATMENT OPTIONS:

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, Thomas Alexander and Evelyn Platts-Mills

PHARMACOTHERAPY, Harold Nelson

ALLERGEN IMMUNOTHERAPY, Harold Nelson

SKIN DISORDERS:

URTICARIA & ANGIOEDEM, Steve Dreskin and Ojas Patel:

ATOPIC DERMATITI, Luz Fonacier and Sarah Axelrod

CONTACT DERMATITI, Luz Fonacier and Marcella Aquino

FOOD ALLERGY: GLOBAL VIE, P.A. Mahesh

MISCELLANEOUS ALLERGIES:

DRUGS, Timothy Sullivan

INSECTS, Thirumala Krishna

LATEX, Ron Guzman

ALLERGIC EMERGENCIES: ANAPHYLAXIS/ANGIOEDEM, Phil Lieberman and Debendra Patanalk

AIR POLLUTION: BIOMASS FUEL, OUTDOOR/INDOOR POLLUTION, GLOBAL WARMING, Sundeep Salvi

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASE: A GLOBAL ISSUE, D.J Christopher

EASTERN MEDICINE: CONTROVERSIES IN ALLERGIES & ASTHMA, William Silvers and P.K.Vedanthan

FUTURE TECHNIQUES: GENOMICS, EPIGENETICS, Preveen Ramamoorthy

ALLERGY/ASTHMA CLINIC: SET UP, PATIENT COUNSELLING, PATIENT EDUCATION, P.A.Mahesh

IMMUNODEFECIENCY: PRESENTATIONS, DIAGNOSIS & RX, Mandakolathur Murali

GLOSSARY & BIBLIOGRAPHY, Shripad N. Agashe and P.A.Mahesh

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED014000
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General