Fast Facts: Asthma

Improve patient self-management and drug use, achieve asthma control


5th edition

Douglass, Jo A. (Parkville, VIC)
Hinks, Timothy S.C. (Oxford)

Status: out of print, available online   
Publication year: 2021

Asthma is the world’s most common chronic respiratory condition, affecting over 350 million people worldwide and inflicting a heavy individual, social and economic burden of disease. In this rapidly changing field, a plethora of new inhaled therapies and devices have emerged, as well as a better understanding of disease phenotyping and biology. This fully updated fifth edition of 'Fast Facts: Asthma' discusses recent trends in an easy-reference format, while highlighting imminent new developments, to provide a valuable resource for general practitioners, specialist asthma nurses and others with a keen interest in improving the outcomes of the very many people living with asthma.

Table of Contents:

• Pathophysiology
• Epidemiology, etiology and natural history
• Diagnosis and classification
• Asthma medications
• Management principles
• Severe and refractory asthma
• Acute asthma attacks
• Preventing asthma attacks
• Asthma in special circumstances
• Developments

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