Asthma in Focus
Anna Murphy - Consultant Respiratory Pharmacist
Asthma is a common disease affecting 20% of children and 7% of adults in the UK. The incidence of asthma is rising, but with the correct treatment, support and advice, most people with asthma can lead full and active lives.
Chapter topics include:
- Pharmacological management
- Management of acute asthma
- Lifestyle management
- Monitoring asthma control
- Drug delivery to the lungs and inhaler devices
- Patient education and self management
- Asthma in pregnancy
Pharmacological Management: Management of Acute Asthma
Lifestyle Management: Monitoring Asthma
Drug Delivery to the Lungs and Inhaler Devices
Patient Education and Self Management Plans
Asthma in Pregnancy
Beta 2 Agonists
New Therapies and Future Developments in Asthma Management
Compliance and Concordance
Pharmaceutical Assessment of People with Asthma
'...a comprehensive reference volume...gives the reader an excellent source of information based on a pharmacist's view and role when dealing with the disease and its management.'
Anne C. Boyter. Senior Lecturer at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The Pharmaceutical Journal. Volume 279. 3 November 2007
01-Jun-07, Annals of Pharmacotherapy:'This is an easy-to-read text on asthma, its management, and issues associated with the disease...it is broad in its coverage of specific areas'
Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich. Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia. June 2007, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy volume 41
'...a good review of the background on asthma and drug therapy used'
Courtney D Vincent, PharmD (Temple University Hospital), Doody Reviews Ltd, March 2007
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ISBN 978 0 85369 647 6
Published Dec 2006
234 x 156mm (304pp)