Therapeutic Strategies in Asthma: Modern Therapeutic Targets
By Riccardo Polosa, Simon T. Holgate
* Publisher: Clinical Publishing
* Number Of Pages: 350
* Publication Date: 2007-02-28
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1904392709
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781904392705
As the incidence of asthma in the adult population continues to increase, and the age of onset in children to decrease, this condition remains a primary concern not only for specialists in respiratory medicine, but for physicians in many other fields also, when dealing with the asthmatic patient. The range of therapeutic agents now available, and the diversity of targets on which they act, presents the doctor with a variety of options for managing the condition. In this volume leading international authorities explain the mechanisms of action of the drugs currently in use, and their clinical applications, singly and in combination. They also examine the potential of new agents currently under evaluation. "Therapeutic Strategies in Asthma" provides physicians with a comprehensive resource that will help them evaluate for themselves the right approach for each of their patients. It will be of also be of interest to other health professionals involved in the care of patients being treated for this condition.