Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis

ISBN : 9780199918065

Richard F. Lockey; Dennis K. Ledford
512 Pages
188 x 255 mm
Pub date
Apr 2014
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Asthma sufferers number approximately 200 million worldwide, with 15-20 million of those in the United States. Multiple comorbid conditions occur with asthma, including rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, sleep apnea, vocal cord dysfunction syndrome, obesity, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Without identifying and caring for comorbid conditions, asthma cannot be treated appropriately. Comorbidity of allergic diseases emphasizes that we must understand more about why different organs in individuals express allergy and others do not. The increase in multiple allergies occurring in a single patient makes the global burden even more complex, and an integrated approach to diagnosis and new treatment strategies and preventative approaches are required. Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis is the first volume to provide a centralized, a comprehensive clinical reference on the diagnosis and management of the comorbid conditions that affect asthma. Because comorbid conditions of asthma have not yet been included in international and national management guidelines, this volume will help fill a gap in current clinical knowledge, aiding physicians in delivering optimal patient care. Written and published in conjunction with the World Allergy Organization (WAO), this book consists of the latest research and reviews of current theory and practice, the most effective advances in the diagnosis and management of asthma and its co-morbidities, and insights into the fundamentals of asthma and its co-morbidities. It presents scientifically-based medicine for each comorbid condition as it relates to asthma.


Section 1 - Immunologic
1. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
2. Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) Positive Vasculitis
3. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)
4.Immunodeficiency: Innate, Primary and Secondary
Section 2 - Pulmonary
5. Sleep Apnea - Comorbid and Coexisting - in Children and the Upper Airway
6. Asthma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
7. COPD and Irreversible Airflow Obstruction
8. Bronchiectasis
9. Bronchiolitis
10. Genetic Disorders and Asthma
11. Other Pulmonary Abnormalities
12. Pneumonia - Comorbid and Co-existing
13. Cough
14. Occupational Asthma - Comorbid and Differential Diagnosis
Section 3 - Cardiac & Cardiovascular
15. Adult Cardiac Conditions
16. Pediatric Cardiac Conditions - Coexisting and Differential Diagnosis
17. Pulmonary Hypertension
Section 4 - Upper/Extrathoracic Airway
18. Allergic Rhinitis
19. Nonallergic Rhinopathies and Lower Airway Syndromes
20. Infectious Comorbidities of Asthma in the Upper Airway
21. Nasal Polyps - Comorbid
22. Vocal Cord Dysfunction and Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder
Section 5 - Gastrointestinal
23. Gastroesophageal Reflux
Section 6 - Metabolic
24. Obesity and Asthma
25. Endocrine Disorders - Comorbid and Coexisting
26. Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: Comorbidities of Asthma
27. Pregnancy - Comorbid and Coexisting
Section 7 - Psychological Issues
28. Psychological Factors - Comorbid and Coexisting
29. Asthma, Substance Abuse, and Tobacco Use
Section 8 - Exercise
30. Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction and Asthma
Section 9 - Environmental & Population Effects
31. Environmental Risk Factors in Asthma
Section 10 - Age
32. Age and Asthma
Section 11 - Food
33. Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis - Comorbid and Coexisting

About the author: 

RFL: Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health, Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Joy McCann Culverhouse Chair in Allergy and Immunology, University Distinguished Health Professor, Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Clinical Research Unit, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. DKL: Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Clinical Research Unit, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. President-Elect of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; WAO:a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training as a worldwide alliance of allergy and clinical immunology societies, Milwaukee, WI.

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