The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Asthma: How to Help Your Child Live a Healthier Life
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BeschreibungTreatment advice from the experts at the top-ranked childrens hospital in the U.S.Nearly five million North American children have asthma, and the numbers are growing worldwide. This book clearly explains the keys to optimal treatment: controlling environmental conditions that trigger symptoms, making a medical treatment plan, and putting it into effect.Founded in 1855 as the first pediatric hospital in the U.S., The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia was ranked by Child magazine in thei 2003 survey as the best pediatric hospital in the U.S. for the second consecutive year. Julian Lewis Allen, MD, is Chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis; Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, is Medical Director for the Community Asthma Prevention Program; and Nicholas A. Pawlowski, MD, is Allergy Section Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology. Sheila Buff and Martha M. Jablow are professional writers.
InhaltsverzeichnisPREFACE. AUTHORSHIP AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. INTRODUCTION by C. Everett Koop, M.D., former U.S. Surgeon General. l. When Your Child Has Asthma. 2. Diagnosing Asthma. 3. The Asthma-Allergy Connection. 4. Taking Control of Asthma. 5. Asthma Medicines. 6. Medicine the Right Way. 7. Asthma Day to Day. 8. Managing an Asthma Flare. 9. Asthma Emergencies. 10. Asthma and Your Family. 11. Asthma, Sports, and Exercise. 12. Infants and Toddlers with Asthma. 13. Teenagers with Asthma. 14. Asthma Away from Home. 15. Asthma in Your Community. 16. Asthma and the Health Care System. GLOSSARY OF COMMON ASTHMA-RELATED TERMS. RESOURCES. What Is Asthma? A Review of the Allergy-Asthma Connection. Frequently Asked Questions about Asthma. A Review of Asthma Medicines. Asthma Medicines. A Guide to Using Spacers. A Guide to Using a Peak Flow Meter. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Asthma Management Plan. Eliminating Asthma Triggers. A School Management Plan. How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School or Day Care Center? Famous People with Asthma. Asthma Myths. Useful Organizations. INDEX.
PortraitA pioneer in pediatric medicine education and research, THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA has fostered clinical innovations and scientific breakthroughs that have advanced pediatric health care worldwide. Children's Hospital was ranked as the best pediatric hospital in the nation in 2003 by U.S. News & World Report and Child magazines. All three editors are on staff at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: JULIAN LEWIS ALLEN, M.D., is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Robert Girard Morse Endowed Chair in Pulmonary Medicine; TYRA BRYANT-STEPHENS, M.D., is the Medical Director for the Community Asthma Prevention Program; and NICHOLAS A. PAWLOWSKI, M.D., is the Allergy Section Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology. SHEILA BUFF and MARTHA M. JABLOW are professional writers.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2004
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten