Clinical Asthma: Theory and Practice by Jonathan A. Bernstein, Mark L. Levy

By Jonathan A. Bernstein, Mark L. Levy

Huge, immense development in bronchial asthma examine has been made some time past 50 years, together with a better figuring out of its advanced pathogenesis and new and more suitable remedies. as a result, the medical literature has grown substantial and will be tricky to combine. With contributions from a extraordinary panel of world-renowned authors, medical bronchial asthma: conception and perform offers a accomplished learn of either the Read more...

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Holgate ST, Davies DE, Powell RM, et al. Local genetic and environmental factors in asthma disease pathogenesis: Chronicity and persistence mechanisms. Eur Respir J 2007;29:793–803. Shirtcliffe P, Weatherall M, Travers J, et al. The multiple dimensions of airways disease: Targeting treatment to clinical phenotypes. Curr Opin Pulm Med 2011;17:72–78. 27. Morjaria JB, Proiti M, Polosa R. Stratified medicine in selecting biologics for the treatment of severe asthma. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2011;11:58–63.

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If eosinophil basic proteins have the propensity to “reset” resting intracellular calcium in the airway smooth muscle cells in asthmatics, this would provide the first clear link between eosinophilic inflammation in asthma and one of the cardinal facets of its pathophysiology. CONCLUSIONS As stated, the traditional pathogenesis of asthma discussed herein does not appear to explain the patient variability of the disease progression, its severity, or the response to different therapies. The complex nature of asthma influenced by a spectrum of environmental and genetic determinants and the redundancy in the pathophysiological effects of mediators, chemokines, and cytokines make it unlikely that treatments designed to target one facet of this disease will be successful.

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