1 edition of difficult asthmatic found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Sheldon L. Spector, Ricardo A. Tan, guest editors.|
|Series||Immunology and allergy clinics of North America -- 21/3|
|Contributions||Spector, Sheldon L., Tan, Ricardo.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ix, p.403-610 :|
|Number of Pages||610|
The Difficult-to-Control Asthmatic: A Systematic Approach Annie V. Le, MD; Ronald A. Simon, MD Abstract With the judicious use of inhaled corticosteroids, 2 agonists, and leukotriene modifiers, most patients with asthma are easily controlled and managed. . There is evidence that a rigorous and systematic approach to the evaluation and treatment of patients with difficult asthma is of benefit (3, 56, 57). In a recent study of patients with difficult asthma, alternate diagnoses were found in 12 of patients; 7 had additional diagnoses. In only 55 patients could asthma definitely be confirmed.
asthmatic: 1 adj relating to breathing with a whistling sound Synonyms: wheezing, wheezy unhealthy not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind n a person suffering from asthma “she is a chronic asthmatic ” “the painful gasps of a dying asthmatic ” Type of: individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul a human being. Asthma is the most common chronic condition for women in Asthma control can affect pregnancy, pregnancy too can affect Asthma. Yet while pregnancy does not beget Asthma, neither does it abate.. Nevertheless, Asthma management during pregnancy is very important. Improper Asthma management, especially in difficult Asthma, during pregnancy may imperil both the mother and the .
Asthma is a very common chronic disease involving the respiratory system in which the airways occasionally constrict, become inflamed, and are lined with excessive amounts of mucus, often in response to one or more triggers. In children, the most common triggers are viral illnesses, such as those that cause the common cold and identifiable allergies.4/5(1). But, it’s an astounding fact that people consider them unsafe and difficult to use. Several experimentations have proved that herbs can cure several health conditions with virtually zero side effects. A simple change in life style can also help in curing asthma. Asthmatic attacks, in some cases, are triggered by eating certain food substances.
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Difficult Asthma reviews retrospective studies of the causes of fatal asthma. The risk factors for death from asthma include previous attacks requiring intubation, respiratory acidosis, hypercapnia, severe attacks despite long-term use of oral corticosteroids, and attacks complicated by pneumothorax.
The book also discusses the question of Author: Homer A Boushey, Leonardo M Fabbri, Stephen T Holgate. Difficult Asthma (Clinical Focus): Medicine & Health Science Books @ Gastroesophageal Reflux and Upper Airways Diseases in Severe Asthma 6.
Contribution of Gas Exchange and Pulmonary Circulation to Difficult Asthma 7. Occupational Asthma 8. Drug-Induced Asthma 9. Asthma in the Elderly Difficult Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease The Acute Exacerbation of Asthma Nocturnal Asthma As Abisheganaden and Boushey point out in the first chapter, asthma is by definition “difficult” if you happen to suffer from it.
The remainder of this multiauthor text focuses on another perspective—that of the clinician-scientist—and difficult asthmatic book asthma that is difficult for that person to manage. This is a good time for such a : Tim Usherwood. This book provides a practical, stepwise, evidence-based approach to effective management of patients with difficult to treat asthma.
The impact of asthma on morbidity and healthcare utilization increases exponentially with severity. Difficult asthmatic book refractory asthma accounts for less than 5% of all asthma. This book has been superseded by a newer edition. Difficult-to-treat severe asthma constitutes approximately 5–10% of the asthmatic population, and continues to present a considerable therapeutic challenge.
Use of the pragmatic definitions over the past 10 years has led to an improved delineation of these patients. This monograph gathers expertise in the paediatric and adult severe asthma. Central to any description of difficult asthma 1 is a disconnection between expectations and outcome.
Difficult asthma may be defined as being present in a patient with a confirmed diagnosis of asthma whose symptoms and/or lung function abnormalities are poorly controlled with treatment which experience suggests would usually be effective.
Title: Difficult/Therapy-Resistant Asthma: Pathogenesis and Possible Relationship with Tobacco Smoke VOLUME: 2 ISSUE: 1 Author(s):Brigita Sitkauskiene, Algirda Krisiukeniene and Raimundas Sakalauskas Affiliation:Department of Pulmonologyand Immunology, Kaunas University of Medicine, Eiveniu 2, LTKaunas, Lithuania.
Keywords:Asthma, pathogenesis, therapy resistance, smoking. CHRONIC DIFFICULT NOCTURNAL ASTHMA The incidence of persistent nocturnal asthma in the presence of good daytime control is unknown but there are certainly some difficult asthmatics with this problem.
The addition of inhaled anticholinergics in inhaled /3,-stimulants and topical steroids have been disappointing, but the occasional patient is. With the judicious use of inhaled corticosteroids, β2 agonists, and leukotriene modifiers, most patients with asthma are easily controlled and managed. However, approximately 5% of asthmatics do not respond to standard therapy and are classified as "difficult to control."  Typically, these are patients who complain of symptoms interfering with daily living despite long-term treatment with.
For difficult-to-control asthmatics who have ongoing exposure to allergens or other triggers, identifying and eliminating these may help with asthma management.
Microbial volatile organic compounds released from excess indoor mould growth and water-intruded areas are increasingly being recognized as important irritants triggering asthma [ 13 ]. Asthma cannot be diagnosed without a breathing test.
So, if you think you may have asthma, tell your health care provider (HCP) about all of your symptoms. If your HCP thinks your symptoms may be from asthma, they will ask you to have a breathing test called a pulmonary function test or spirometry test (See Patient Education Series.
Questions & Answers About Asthma. In this authoritative guide book, Dr. Claudia S. Plottel provides practical answers to asthmatic people and their families about the development of this chronic disease, treatment options, coping strategies, the importance of exercise and nutrition, and much more.
Discover Difficult Asthma by Liam G. Heaney M.D. and millions of other books available at Barnes & Noble. Shop paperbacks, eBooks, and more. Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help. Publisher Summary. This chapter discusses the epidemiology of asthma in children and adults.
Asthma, or variable airflow obstruction, is recognized from a pattern of one or more characteristic symptoms—including wheeze, cough, chest tightness, and dyspnea—and is best confirmed by the evidence of variable or reversible airflow obstruction accompanying symptoms.
As Abisheganaden and Boushey point out in the first chapter, asthma is by definition “difficult” if you happen to suffer from it. The remainder of this multiauthor text focuses on another perspective—that of the clinician-scientist—and on asthma that is difficult for that person to manage.
This is a good time for such a book. Research. “Americans spend, through direct and indirect expenses, a total of $ million each year for the treatment of asthma" (American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) This book focuses on describing all the possible natural treatments of asthma.
You don’t have to go to great lengths to cure asthma. Get this from a library. Difficult to treat asthma: clinical essentials. [Sandhya Khurana; Fernando Holguin;] -- This book provides a practical, stepwise, evidence-based approach to effective management of patients with difficult to treat asthma.
The impact of asthma on morbidity and healthcare utilization. Asthma – What is Asthma. Asthma is a common health condition related to an immune reaction taking place in the respiratory track. It’s a breathing disorder characterized by several symptoms like air way obstruction, difficulty in breathing, tightness of chest, coughing and wheezing.
Asthma is a serious complication of respiratory track which causes symptoms like chest congestion, coughing. #### Summary points There is no universally accepted definition of difficult asthma. However, it is reasonable to consider it present when people have persistent symptoms and frequent exacerbations, despite being treated at steps 4 or 5 of the British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (BTS/SIGN) guidelines (fig 1⇓).1 Such patients typically receive high.
When you have asthma, the airways in your lungs are very sensitive and react to many things called triggers, which can make asthma symptoms start or get worse When the airways react strongly to triggers, breathing may be difficult This is called an asthma attack (episode) Asthma symptoms may come and go, but the lungs stay sensitive to.home neurosurgery internal medicine neurosurgery internal medicine.
endocrinology family medicine & primary care gastroenterology & hepatology general medicine hematology infectious diseases musculoskeletal medicine & rheumatology.Five per cent of asthmatics remain symptomatic despite high-dose treatment.
The aim of the study was to investigate how often such difficult-to-treat asthma is due to intractable asthma, misdiagnosis, non-adherence with therapy, or psychiatric problems.
Difficult asthma was defined as persistence of symptoms despite treatment at step 4 of British guidelines or requirement for long-term oral.