Asthma, guide for physicians, published

May 09, 2002

From 1980 to 1994, asthma prevalence increased by 75 percent among all race, sex and age groups in the United States. A new book in the ACP Key Diseases Series, "Asthma," has been published by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) for practicing internists, who will care for the majority of adults with this condition.

Co-edited by Raymond G. Slavin, MD, MACP, of St. Louis University School of Medicine, and Robert E. Reisman, MD, MACP, of SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, "Asthma" aims to be readable, concise, and practical. Its 14 chapters provide essential information on the causes and classifications of asthma and its diagnosis and treatment. The book features illustrative case histories of patients in the office setting.

Sixteen contributing editors to "Asthma" include allergists certified in internal medicine, members of internal medicine departments, and physicians in practice.

Chapter topics include: a general approach to evaluation and management of asthma in adults, differential diagnosis, management of acute asthma in the office, exercise-induced asthma, asthma in the elderly, asthma during pregnancy, gastroesophageal reflux disease and asthma, and occupational asthma.
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ACP-ASIM is the nation's largest medical specialty society. Its membership comprises more than 115,000 internal medicine physicians and medical students. Internists are specialists in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses that primarily affect adults. ACP-ASIM's publishing program includes journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine, electronic products, and books for the medical community and general reader.

237 pages, softcover; 2002 Non-ACP-ASIM member price $38.00; members $30.00

ORDER FROM: ACP-ASIM Customer Service, 800-523-1546, ext. 2600; or 215-351-2600. Ask for product number 330300110. Or visit www.acponline.org/catalog/books/asthma.htm for table of contents and more information. E-mail custserv@mail.acponline.org

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