This unique manual provides comprehensive, yet practical and easily accessed advice on the key issues of asthma management in both adult andpaediatric patients. The second edition will continue to help all those involved with the care of asthmatic patients to apply the recently updated international guidelines. It combines vital information on how to tackle practical, clinical issues, whilstat the same time highlighting essential basic sciences to aid diagnosis, management and treatment.
New to this edition
Expanded sections on acute and chronic asthma in children written by international paediatric respiratory expertsUse of icons in margins to highlight the most recent drugs and therapies
New larger format, with an eye-catching design aids easy access to key information
Provides solutions to day-to-day clinical problems in asthma managementClear, concise and practical advice helps the reader to clarify asthma severity and select appropriate treatment plans
Diagrams illustrate the stepwise approaches to asthma managementEach chapter concludes with a list of summary points
By Paul O'Byrne, MB, FRCPI, FRCPC, Professor, Department of Medicine, Head Division of Respiratory Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; and Neil Thomson, Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, West Glasgow Hospitals University Trust, Glasgow, Scotland, UK