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Adult Cardiac Conditions

Paola Rogliani, Andrea Segreti and Mario Cazzola.

in Asthma

February 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Primary Care. 5381 words.

In this chapter, the relationship between asthma and its cardiovascular comorbidities is reviewed. Asthma seems not to be a risk factor for coronary heart disease in middle-aged adults;...

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Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

Paul A. Greenberger.

in Asthma

February 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Primary Care. 5958 words.

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), a disease that complicates asthma and cystic fibrosis, is in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary infiltrates, peripheral blood or sputum...

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Allergic Rhinitis

Robert M. Naclerio and Ruby Pawankar.

in Asthma

February 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Primary Care. 7599 words.

Allergic rhinitis is the most common atopic disease, with an increasing prevalence worldwide. It is an immunoglobulin E–mediated inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa, characterized by...

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Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody–Positive Vasculitis

Lanny J. Rosenwasser.

Edited by Dennis K. Ledford.

in Asthma

February 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Primary Care. 3930 words.

The antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis syndromes— eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome or allergic angiitis with...

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Asthma

Edited by Richard F. Lockey and Dennis K. Ledford.

February 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Primary Care. 512 pages.

This is the first online resource to provide a centralized, a comprehensive clinical reference on the diagnosis and management of the comorbid conditions that affect asthma. Because...

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Asthma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Larry M. Ladi and Edward S. Schulman.

in Asthma

February 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Primary Care. 9207 words.

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) results from obstruction of the upper airway with resultant brief periods of breathing cessation of at least 10 seconds (apnea) or marked reductions...

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Asthma Over 65

Chelle Pope, Richard D. deShazo and Monroe James King.

in Asthma

February 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Primary Care. 6213 words.

With the worldwide increase in the older population and the growing prevalence of asthma, it is no surprise that asthma in the elderly is also an increasing problem. Insufficient data exist...

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Asthma, Substance Abuse, and Tobacco Use

Riccardo Polosa and Pasquale Caponnetto.

in Asthma

February 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Primary Care. 5374 words.

This chapter presents a review of current knowledge of relationships between asthma and substance abuse, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, tobacco, and alcohol. Asthma and other medical...

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Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, and Anaphylaxis

Julie Wang, Hugh A. Sampson, Alessandro Fiocchi and Scott Sicherer.

in Asthma

February 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Primary Care. 5604 words.

Asthma, food allergy, and atopic dermatitis are common disorders affecting children that often coexist. Children can develop atopic dermatitis in infancy and later develop food allergies as...

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Bronchiectasis

Nizar Naji and Paul M. O’Byrne.

in Asthma

February 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Primary Care. 5057 words.

Bronchiectasis is one of the most debilitating chronic respiratory diseases, which affects all ages, with significant morbidity and mortality. It is recognized clinically by chronic...

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