Clinical Allergy: Diagnosis and Management - Current Clinical Practice (Hardback)Gerald W. Volcheck (author)
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Allergic diseases affect nearly one-fourth of the population and cause or contribute to significant chronic illness. Allergic diseases are common and are seen by a wide variety of health care providers. In Clinical Allergy: Diagnosis and Management, the author provides a practical clinical overview for the common disorders encountered in the specialty of Allergy. Designed to be easily readable and to provide clinically applicable information for both the nonallergist and allergist, the intent is to unravel the mystery of allergy. The introductory chapters focus on the human immune response, environmental allergens, and the different types of allergy testing. The subsequent chapters focus on the common allergic conditions seen in the office or clinic, including rhinitis and rhinosinusitis, allergic eye disease, asthma, urticaria and angioedema, atopic and contact dermatitis, drug allergy, food allergy, anaphylaxis, and stinging insect allergy. "Cross-talk" between chapters helps show the interrelationships among the various allergic disorders. The chapters begin with a review of pathophysiologic mechanisms and then consider a clinically structured approach to diagnosis and management of the disorders. In addition to pharmacologic treatment, the importance of nonpharmacologic management and patient education is emphasized. At the end of each chapter, clinical vignettes highlight the daily management of the allergic patient. Clinical Allergy: Diagnosis and Management, provides a logical framework for the evaluation and management of allergic disorders in patients.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 491
Weight: 1400 g
Dimensions: 260 x 193 x 28 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
From the reviews:
"Designed for primary care physicians, students, residents and allergy fellows, this up-to-date practical clinical overview also becomes worthwhile to renovate the skills of the comprehensive therapist. ... It can be used either for quick reference about specific problems or for overall perspective." (William H Wehrmacher, Comprehensive Therapy, January, 2009)
"The primary audience for this work is ... primary care physicians, medical students, residents, and junior allergy fellows. ... Clinical Allergy: Diagnosis and Management meets its goals of providing clinically applicable information for primary care physicians and students. It serves as an excellent reference for reading about advanced topic within the fields of allergy and immunology." (Scott H. Sicherer, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 301 (14), 2009)"In `Clinical Allergy: Diagnosis and Management' the author provides a practical and comprehensive overview of the most common conditions encountered in the allergy specialty. ... At the end of each chapter several clinical vignettes are presented and discussed to highlight the practical approach of the allergic patient. In summary, `Clinical Allergy: Diagnosis and Management' by Dr. G.W. Volcheck can be considered as a comprehensive and quite complete practical guide for students and physicians interested and involved in the field of allergy." (Didier G. Ebo, Acta Clinica Belgica, Vol. 64 (2), December, 2009)
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