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Allergy in ENT Practice

Allergy in ENT Practice

The Basic Guide


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781588902764
Publication Date: August 2004

A practical how-to guide for treating allergies

The foremost guide to diagnosing, testing, and treating all major ENT allergies by Drs. King, Mabry, Mabry, Gordon and Marple is back in a completely updated second edition. Combining practical management strategies with the latest advances, here is the complete how-to resource for health professionals who treat ear, nose, and throat allergies. It covers everything from testing methods and pharmacotherapy, to food allergies, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, pediatric allergies, and sinusitis --key information for every practice.

Special features:

  • Walks you through basic procedures such as assessing patient history, identifying symptoms, starting immunotherapy, skin and in vitro testing, and heading off allergenic emergencies
  • Every chapter revised and updated, including key advances in immunology and pharmacotherapy, the role of fungi in chronic rhinosinusitis, and more
  • Brief capsules of pertinent information for nurses, pediatricians, primary care specialists, and ancillary personnel--written by a highly experienced otolaryngic nurse
  • Recommendations for adding allergy care to an existing ENT practice, finding qualified staff, preparing the office, and interacting with patients
  • Useful appendices covering plant cross-reactivity, pollen distribution and allergenic foods

Easy to implement for both the physician and ancillary caregiver, and with valuable tips from an experienced otolaryngic nurse, here is the only text to provide a clear, step-by-step approach to the practice of otolaryngic allergy. It belongs within easy reach of all physicians who want to expand their practice in this rapidly growing field.

Chapter 1: The Place of Allergy in Clinical Medicine
Chapter 2: Basic, "Need-to-Know" Immunology
Chapter 3: Preparation of the Office for Allergy
Chapter 4: Interaction with the Patient
Chapter 5: Testing Methods for Inhalant Allergy
Chapter 6: Environmental Control (Avoidance)
Chapter 7: Pharmacotherapy of Allergic Rhinitis
Chapter 8: Vial Preparation and Immunotherapy
Chapter 9: Standardized Extracts
Chapter 10: Blending Skin Testing and In Vitro Testing in Clinical Practice
Chapter 11: Allergic Emergencies
Chapter 12: Nonallergic Rhinitis
Chapter 13: Food Allergy
Chapter 14: Pediatric Allergy
Chapter 15: Allergy and Sinus Disease
Chapter 16: Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
Chapter 17: What Lies Ahead?
Appendix 1: Interrelationships Among Pollens and Plant-Derived Foods
Appendix 2: Pollen Guide
Appendix 3: Typical Allergy History; Example of Titration and Mixing Form; Diet Diary
Appendix 4: Hidden Sources of Common Allergenic Foods
Appendix 5: Genetic Relationships and Potential Cross-Reactivities of Nonbotanical (Animal) Foods

This book fills a void by providing a substantial amount of well-written and well-organized practical information by a group of authors who qualify as experienced otolaryngologic allergists. ..A single source for essentially every area of ear, nose, and throat allergy office practices.--Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

"Allergy in ENT Practice is a comprehensive, yet practical guide to establishing and managing the otolaryngic office. It is thorough in its scope and detailed in its approach to individual topics. The textbook is well grounded in the science upon which otolaryngic allergy is based and provides a smooth and seamless application of these scientific principles to clinical practice. Through the use of numerous examples, illustrations, and tables, the book offers a clear discussion of the provision of allergy treatment, from diagnostic testing, through vial preparation, to immunotherapy. Another strength of [the book] is its ability to present information to physicians and allied health personnel at various levels of training and experience. There are numerous "Nurse's Notes" that offer highlighted messages of central importance in clinical practice. Through this method of providing information in different formats and through various levels of discussion, the textbook is able to provide a useful guide to all professionals interested in otolaryngic allergy. In conclusion, the second edition of Allergy in ENT Practice builds upon the thoroughness and quality of its predecessor. It is updated well and provides current, evidence-based recommendations in the practice of otolaryngic allergy. It has no obvious weaknesses or omissions that would limit its use. The current authors are to be commended in providing a textbook that retains the clear message of the first edition yet nicely enhances its review of the specialty. Allergy in ENT Practice will remain a core textbook in the practice of otolaryngic allergy for many years to come."--Head & Neck

"A valuable and compact resource."--The Laryngoscope

"A must read for any otolaryngologist hoping to expand [their] scope of practice into allergy...well written by leaders in the field...[accounts] for latest advances in immunology, allergy testing, and pharmacotherapy." --Doody's Book Review

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