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Handbook of Otolaryngic Allergy

Handbook of Otolaryngic Allergy


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781626239067
Publication Date: August 2019

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The quintessential how-to guide on treating allergies for day-to-day practice

While encyclopedic tomes on the treatment of allergies have a place on the library shelves of otolaryngologists, Handbook of Otolaryngic Allergy provides a user-friendly office resource clinicians can consult on a daily basis. Written by Christine Franzese, Cecelia Damask, Sarah Wise, and Matthew Ryan, the book encompasses the basic science of allergies, essential knowledge, and how to perform each procedure.

Part one starts with basic immunology and allergic rhinitis definition and classifications, followed by discussion of sensitivities vs. clinical allergies, the unified airway concept, and different classes of inhalant allergens. Parts two and three detail all aspects of diagnosis and diverse skin testing methods such as Specific IgE testing. Subsequent parts discuss current treatment methods, allergy emergencies such as anaphylaxis, atopic disorders, and professional issues clinicians must tackle to successfully incorporate allergy treatment into practice.

Key Highlights

  • The use of diverse types of pharmacotherapy including decongestants, anti-cholinergics, and antihistamines, as well as biologics, alternative medicines, and monosensitization vs. polysensitization
  • Discussion of immunotherapy approaches including subcutaneous, sublingual, sublingual tablets, and oral mucosal
  • Managing associated atopic disorders such as penicillin allergy, asthma, food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, and atopic dermatitis
  • Worksheets with correct answers enable self-testing and accurate vial mixing/preparation

This user-friendly reference is a must-have companion for otorhinolaryngology residents and practitioners at any stage of their careers who treat patients with allergies.

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Part One: The Basics
Chapter 1 Basic Immunology of Allergy
Chapter 2 Allergic Rhinitis Definition and Classifications
Chapter 3 Allergy: Sensitization vs. Clinical Allergy
Chapter 4 Unified Airway Concept
Chapter 5 Allergen Classes: Inhalant allergens—Grasses
Chapter 6 Allergen Classes: Inhalant allergens—Trees
Chapter 7 Allergen Classes: Inhalant allergens—Molds
Chapter 8 Allergen Classes: Inhalant allergens—Epidermals & Danders
Chapter 9 Allergen Classes: Cross-reactivity
Part Two: Diagnosis of Allergy
Chapter 10 History
Chapter 11 QOL Questionaires
Chapter 12 Physical Examination
Chapter 13 Differential Diagnosis
Part Three: Testing Methods
Chapter 14 Conditions that can impact skin testing
Chapter 15 Skin Testing: Prick
Chapter 16 Skin Testing: Intradermal
Chapter 17 Skin Testing: Blended Techniques
Chapter 18 Specific IgE testing/In-Vitro
Part Four: Treatment
Chapter 19 Environmental Avoidance
Chapter 20 Pharmacotherapy: Decongestants
Chapter 21 Pharmacotherapy: Anti-cholinergics
Chapter 22 Pharmacotherapy: Antihistamines
Chapter 23 Pharmacotherapy: Corticosteriods
Chapter 24 Pharmacotherapy: Leukotriene receptor antagonists
Chapter 25 Pharmacotherapy: Mast cell stabilizers
Chapter 26 Pharmacotherapy: Combination Therapies
Chapter 27 Biologics
Chapter 28 Alternative remedies [Nasal saline, Local honey, Probiotics/herbals]
Chapter 29 Immunotherapy: Subcutaneous Immunotherapy
Chapter 30 Immunotherapy: Sublingual Immunotherapy
Chapter 31 Immunotherapy: Sublingual Tablets
Chapter 32 Immunotherapy: Oral Mucosal Immunotherapy
Chapter 33 Treatment: Monosensitization vs. polysensitization
Part Five: Allergy Emergencies
Chapter 34 Anaphylaxis
Chapter 35 Other Urgencies and Emergencies
Part Six: Associated Atopic Disorders
Chapter 36 Penicillin Allergy
Chapter 37 Other Medication Allergies
Chapter 38 Food Allergy
Chapter 39 Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Chapter 40 Atopic Dermatitis
Part Seven: Advances in Allergy
Chapter 41 Local IgE production (local allergic rhinitis)
Chapter 42 Pharmacogenetics of Allergy & Asthma
Chapter 43 Molecular/Component Testing
Chapter 44 Intralymphatic Immunotherapy
Part Eight: Adding Allergy to Your Practice
Chapter 45 Office Set-up
Chapter 46 Patient Selection
Chapter 47 Nurse Selection and Training
Chapter 48 Coding/Billing

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