We have all experienced itch, whether from insect bites or dry skin, but millions of people worldwide have chronic or even intractable itch. Just like chronic pain, chronic itch interferes with function even with quality of life. "Living with Itch" offers relief, drawing on the authors' vast knowledge of itch, the suffering it causes, and available treatments.
Itch researchers and clinicians Drs. Gil Yosipovitch and Shawn G. Kwatra explain what itch is and the cascade of physiological events that cause us to experience it. They describe the many skin diseases, from atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) to psoriasis, and conditions like chronic kidney disease, lymphoma, HIV, and neuropathies that cause itch. "Living with Itch" provides information on preventing itch as well as topical and systemic therapies, regardless of what's causing the itch. Patient and parent narratives explain how itch affects their lives and how they cope with a symptom that can, with medical and social support, be managed.
Systematic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that can affect any system and organ in the body. For the 1.4 million people in the United States who have lupus, their overactive immune system senses that different parts of the body do not belong
Posing the questions that anyone with food allergies will think to ask – and then some – "Food Allergies" provides practical, emotional, and scientific guidance on the topics that affect your life. Allergy expert Scott H. Sicherer addresses the full spectrum of food allergies, from mild to life threatening, from single foods to food families, clearing up misconceptions along the way. He explains how exposure to foods can bring about an allergic response, describes the symptoms of food allergy, and illuminates how food allergies develop. He also recommends tests for diagnosing both food allergies and chronic health problems caused by food allergies – such as eczema, hives, and respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms.
"Food Allergies" thoroughly explains how to prevent exposure to a known allergen at home, at school, in restaurants, and elsewhere and what to do if exposure occurs, including how to handle an anaphylactic emergency. Dr. Sicherer also reviews food reactions that are not allergic (such as lactose intolerance), advises how to get adequate nutrition when you must avoid dietary staples, and discusses whether allergies ever go away (they do – and then sometimes they return).
Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Immunology offers a highly visual presentation of essential immunology material, with all the popular features of the series: more than 300 full-color annotated illustrations, an outline format, chapter summaries, review questions, and case studies that link basic science to real-life clinical situations. Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Immunology can be used as a review text for a short immunology course, or paired with Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology for a combined microbiology/immunology course.
The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy is a unique, practical and clinically relevant guide for clinicians and laboratory staff to assist with the diagnosis and management of immunological/allergic disease, and the correct selection and interpretation of immunological tests. Now fully updated for the third edition, the handbook has been expanded to include the latest developments, drugs, diagnostic tests, and therapy options in the field.
With concise, bullet-point coverage of the entire breadth of immunological and allergic disease, this handbook has been specially written to ensure the information you need is always at your fingertips. The first section covers clinical diseases, giving guidance on test selection and interpretation for both diagnosis and monitoring. The second section covers diagnostic tests, summarizing the methodology and pros and cons of each. Expertly written, reviewed by specialists, and fully up-to-date, you can be sure that the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy provides all the vital information you will need to assist you in effective practice.
Un panorama complet et abordable des concepts essentiels de l'immunologie ! Grâce à une présentation synthétique et claire des principes clés du fonctionnement du système immunitaire, ce manuel vous accompagne dans l'assimilation des bases de l'immunologie moderne. Cette 5e édition intègre les avancées les plus récentes dans la compréhension du système immunitaire et leurs applications cliniques pour le traitement des maladies associées à ses dérégulations, notamment l'immunothérapie du cancer, qui connaît un développement remarquable. Une édition indispensable aux étudiants : les différents types de mécanismes qui déclenchent et gouvernent les réponses immunitaires ; 200 illustrations en couleurs ; des cas cliniques détaillés pour mieux comprendre l'application des principes aux maladies les plus communes ; des résumés des points clés de chaque chapitre ; un contrôle des connaissances à la fin de chaque chapitre vous offre la possibilité de vous tester ; en annexe, un récapitulatif présente les familles et structures moléculaires, les fonctions connues ou supposées, les effets biologiques, et autres spécificités des différentes cytokines et des molécules CD traitées dans l'ouvrage ; un glossaire des termes techniques en français et en anglais.
Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Allergy and Clinical Immunology will provide trainees in allergy and immunology with an extremely clinical and accessible handbook covering the major disorders and symptoms, their diagnosis and clinical management.
Perfect as a point-of-care resource on the hospital wards and also as a refresher for board exam preparation, the focus throughout is on providing rapid reference, essential information on each disorder to allow for quick, easy browsing and assimilation of the must-know information. All chapters follow a consistent template including the following features:
· An opening bottom-line/key points section
· Classification, pathogenesis and prevention of disorder
· Evidence-based diagnosis, including relevant algorithms, laboratory and imaging tests, and potential pitfalls when diagnosing a patient
· Disease management including commonly used medications with dosages, management algorithms and how to prevent complications
· How to manage special populations, ie, in pregnancy, children and the elderly
· The very latest evidence-based results, major society guidelines and key external sources to consult
In addition, the book comes with a companion website housing extra features such as case studies with related questions for self-assessment, key patient advice and ICD codes. Each guide also has its own mobile app available for purchase, allowing you rapid access to the key features wherever you may be.
If you're specialising in allergy and immunology and require concise, practical and clinical guidance from one of the world's leading institutions in this field, then this is the perfect book for you.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology takes a comprehensive yet straightforward approach to the latest developments in this active and fast-changing field. Drs. Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, and Shiv Pillai present sweeping updates in this new edition to cover antigen receptors and signal transduction in immune cells, mucosal and skin immunity, cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interaction, and more. In print and online with additional resources, this reference is the up-to-date and readable textbook you need to master the complex subject of immunology.
New to this edition
Stay abreast of the latest advances in immunology and molecular biology through extensive updates that cover cytokines, innate immunity, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, signaling, costimulation, and more.
Visualize immunologic processes more effectively through a completely revised art program with redrawn figures, a brighter color palette, and more 3-dimensional art.
Find information more quickly and easily through a reorganized chapter structure and a more logical flow of material.
Since 1972, Patterson?s Allergic Diseases has been the go-to reference for healthcare practitioners looking for a comprehensive and practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders. This eighth edition focuses on patient evaluation and management, and covers immunologic mechanisms, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and diagnostic techniques. Many contributors hail from outside the field of allergy-immunology, providing an invaluable non-specialist perspective on essential clinical practices. Discusses the evaluation, treatment, and physiology of common allergies and allergic reactions: insect stings, asthma, food allergies, as well as pulmonary, respiratory, and skin reactions. Designed to help primary care providers, internists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants identify an allergy-such as anaphylaxis, urticaria and angioedema-confirm a diagnosis, find effective therapies, or prepare for board review exams. -Includes new chapters on laboratory tests and personalized medicine, discussions on new allergy & immunology practice parameters, and the latest information on biologic therapies, drug allergy pathogenesis, environmental controls, and diagnostic testing. Incorporates recent evidence-based guidelines, including the Practice Parameters from The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Practice Parameters. Now in color to add clarity and depth to tables, figures, and illustrations.
Description: The third edition of Pediatric Allergy continues this title's steadfast tradition of providing comprehensive, authoritative guidance on the day-to-day diagnosis and management of pediatric allergic and immunologic diseases. You'll have the most up-to-date research at hand thanks to an easily accessible full-color format that highlights a host of new chapters, extensive updates, and clinically focused coverage. Whether you're a student, resident, pediatrician or allergist, you'll appreciate this user-friendly and versatile source for providing optimal care! Features: Includes diagnostic tests available for asthma, upper respiratory allergy, and more. Equips you with an understanding of the immune mechanisms underlying allergic diseases. Features coverage of drug allergies and cross-reactivity. Highlights clinical pearls discussing the best approaches to the care and treatment of pediatric patients. Appendices listing common food allergies and autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases make for quick reference to essential material. New To This Edition: Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Revised asthma section examines current asthma guidelines; school-centered asthma programs; exercise-induced asthma; and new directions in asthma therapy. Includes the most current knowledge relating to emerging asthma within young children, medication adherence, and the impact of infection on the natural history of asthma. New information on gene therapy, stem-cell therapy, and a host of new immunodeficiency diseases helps you obtain the best results from the therapeutics for pediatric allergic and immunologic diseases. Features brand-new chapters on immunopathology; diagnostics and management; potential immunotherapeutic strategies for treating food allergies; current status of immunotherapy for food allergy; and biologic therapies. Focused coverage of today's hot topics in pediatric allergy includes the use of targeted biologics to treat specific activation pathways leading to severe allergic diseases; defects of innate immunity; rheumatic diseases of childhood; and inflammatory disorders. Discusses new studies examining potential etiologies for the increase in food allergy and examines potential immunotherapeutic strategies for treating food allergies. New evidence-based principles of medical care help you make the best use of available medications for your patients.
For decades, health care practitioners have relied on Middleton's Allergy as their go-to reference for comprehensive information on allergic disorders. Now Middleton's Allergy Essentials, by Drs. Robyn E. O'Hehir, Stephen T. Holgate, and Aziz Sheikh, offers a concise resource that's both easily accessible and highly authoritative. Perfect for clinicians in primary and secondary care settings, this practical volume covers what is most useful in your daily practice, with a strong emphasis on disease diagnosis and management.