Research and Markets: Asthma: Clinician's Desk Reference: Asthma Now Effects Around 7.2% of the World's Population

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Asthma: Clinician's Desk Reference" book to their offering.

As the series title implies each Clinicians Desk Reference will be a practical resource and a daily aid for physicians in the hospital setting and in primary care.

Asthma is one of the most important chronic disorders in the developed world. Evidence from around the world shows the prevalence of asthma has increased considerably since 1975, and now affects around 7.2% of the world population (about 100 million individuals). In the UK asthma is now the most common chronic disease affecting all age groups with approximately 11% of the population being diagnosed as having asthma at some time in their lives.

Understanding of the basic mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of asthma has improved dramatically over the past 20 years. Along with this increase in basic scientific knowledge, randomised clinical trials have produced evidence to guide clinicians in how to manage patients with asthma.

The book covers epidemiology, diagnosis and management, and takes a look at future developments. The authors highlight the under diagnosis of occupational asthma and emphasise the importance of effective patient education, particularly asthma action plans. There are ten clinical cases dealing with common diagnostic and management problems, frequently asked questions and appendices containing resources for patients and clinicians including useful websites, information leaflets and major references.

Key features:

  • Covers epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of asthma in children and adults
  • Focus on occupational asthma
  • Chapter on asthma in primary care
  • Clinical cases
  • Resources for doctor and patient, plus frequently asked questions

Key Topics Covered:

1. The size of the problem

2. Scientific principles of asthma

3. Making a diagnosis of asthma

4. Inhaler devices

5. Long term management of asthma in adults

6. Management of acute asthma in adults

7. Management of childhood asthma

8. Occupational asthma

9. Educating patients and clinicians

10. Asthma in primary care

11. The future

12. Clinical cases

13. Frequently asked questions by patients

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