The foremost guide to diagnosing, testing, and treating all major ENT allergies is back in an updated second edition. Combining practical management strategies with the latest advances, here is the complete "how-to" resource for health professionals who treat ear, nose, and throat allergies. It covers everything from testing methods and pharmacotherapy to food allergies, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, pediatric allergies, and sinusitis--key information for every practice.
Special features include: -An explanation of basic procedures such as assessing patient history, skin and in vitro testing, identifying symptoms, starting immunotherapy, and heading off emergencies -Every chapter revised and updated, with key advances in areas such as immunology, pharmacotherapy, and the role of fungi in chronic rhinosinusitis -Brief capsules of pertinent information for nurses and ancillary personnel--written by a highly experienced otolaryngic nurse -Recommendations for adding allergy care to an existing ENT practice, finding qualified staff, and interacting with patients -Useful appendices covering plant cross-reactivity, pollen distribution, and allergenic foods Easy to implement for both the practitioner and ancillary caregiver, this book belongs within easy reach of all physicians who want to expand their practice into this rapidly growing field.
1.The Importance of Allergy in Clinical Practice 2.Basic, "Need-to-Know" Immunology 3.Preparation of the Office for Allergy 4.Interaction with the Patient 5.Testing Methods for Inhalant Allergy 6.Environmental Control (Avoidance) 7.Pharmacotherapy of Allergic Rhinitis 8.Vial Preparation and Immunotherapy 9.Standardized Extracts 10.Blending Skin Testing and In Vitro Testing in Clinical Practice 11.Allergic Emergencies 12.Nonallergic Rhinitis 13.Food Allergy 14.Pediatric Allergy 15.Allergy and Sinus Disease 16.Allergic Fungal Sinusitis 17.What Lies Ahead? A1.Interrelationships Among Pollens and Plant-Derived Foods A2.Pollen Guide A3.Typical Allergy History; Example of Titration and Mixing Form; Diet Diary A4.Hidden Sources of Common Allergenic Foods A5.Genetic Relationships and Potential Cross-Reactivities of Nonbotanical (Animal) Food