Asthma currently affects more than 150 million people worldwide with almost half of these experiencing symptoms that disrupt their everyday lives. In addition, prevalence is rapidly increasing on a global basis, particularly in young children and adults. Astonishingly, 180,000 people still lose their lives to asthma each year. "Asthma: An Atlas of Investigation and Management" is an illustrated textbook and reference for clinicians. Containing 144 full colour pages, this outstanding new volume provides vital visual information on the diagnosis, symptoms and prevention of asthma. Rich with photographic images supported by straight forward descriptions and explanations of each problem, the book is a practical and accessible resource that all doctors treating this condition will find invaluable in their daily practice.
Foreword; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Definition, R Beasley; 2. Epidemiology of asthma, P Burney; 3. Clinical types of asthma, C Corrigan; 4. Aetiology of asthma, D Postma; 5. Common precipitants of asthma, C Skevaki, N Papadopoulos; 6. Associated conditions/complications, C Picado; 7. Pathology of asthma, P Jeffery; 8. Treatment of stable asthma, D Shaw, I Pavord; 9. Treatment of Acute Attacks, M Fitzgerald; 10. Paediatric Asthma, C Robertson; Index.