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100 Questions & Answers About Asthma, Second Edition

Author(s): Claudia S. Plottel, MD, FACP, FCCP, Clinical Associate Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York City, New York
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763780913
  • Paperback    316 pages      © 2011
Price: $20.95 US List
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If you are among the approximately 22 million Americans who suffer from asthma, or have a friend or relative who does, this book offers all the information you need to better understand and manage the condition. Completely revised and updated, 100 Questions & Answers About Asthma, Second Edition includes information about the latest scientific approaches to asthma care and research, explains the newest guidelines and treatment recommendations of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, provides comprehensive information about medicines used to treat asthma, and focuses on healthy living with asthma. 100 Questions & Answers About Asthma, Second Edition provides authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, coping strategies—for both patient and family—sources of support, the importance of exercise and nutrition, and much more. Written by Dr. Claudia S. Plottel, a world-class asthma specialist, this clearly written, highly readable book offers the latest medical knowledge and practical tips on what asthma is and what you can do to treat it effectively. Featuring “insider” advice from an actual patient, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this chronic, yet highly controllable disease.

Part  1  Asthma: Facts, Theories, and Controversies
Part  2  Asthma: Symptoms and Diagnosis
Part  3  Asthma: Classification and Variants
Part  4  Asthma: Treatment Plans, Goals, and Strategies
Part  5  Asthma: Inhaled Medications and Advances
Part  6  Asthma: A Healthy Lifestyle
Part  7  Special Topic: Asthma and Pregnancy
Part  8  Special Topic: Asthma in Children

Claudia S. Plottel, MD, FACP, FCCP-Clinical Associate Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York City, New York

 

Claudia S. Plottel, MD, FACP, FCCP holds the rank of Clinical Associate Professor at the New York University School (NYU) of Medicine, where she is a member of the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Plottel earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She pursued her post-graduate training in Internal Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center in her home town of New York City. A Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians as well as of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Plottel has an active interest in medical teaching and writing, with a focus on the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases in general and of adult asthma in particular. She is the co-author, with B. Robert Feldman, MD of 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s Asthma (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2008), which has been translated into Spanish as 100 Preguntas y repuestas acerca del asma en los niños (Editorial MAD Eduforma, 2008). The first edition of 100 Questions & Answers About Asthma, first published in 2005 is now also available in a Greek language edition (Malliaris, 2008).
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  • "Invaluable! A clear, comprehensive, and sympathetic guide to the causes, symptoms, treatment, and day-to-day problems of living with asthma."

    --Gemma Goode, Asthma Patient