Performing a thorough and detailed study of one of the most common yet less accurately understood causes of human illness, this all-inclusive reference examines the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and future treatment options for asthma and respiratory infections.
Contains up-to-date results from clinical trials of antiviral agents that explore new avenues of therapy-including interferons, ICAM-1 receptor blockades, vaccines, and mediator antagonists!
Table of Contents
The Impact of Respiratory Virus Infections on the World's Children
Floyd W. Denny, Jr.
Respiratory Viruses and Asthma: Epidemiological Considerations in Evaluating Their Association
Theodore J. Witek, Jr.
Rates of Asthma Exacerbations During Viral Respiratory Infection
Jonathan M. Corne, Sebastian L. Johnston, and Richard Beasley
Risk Factors for Wheezing with Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children
Michael Kabesch and Erika von Mutius
Mechanisms of Virus-Induced Asthma
Richard G. Hegele and James C. Hogg
The Use of Experimentally Infected Volunteers in Research on the Common Cold
Jack M. Gwaltney, Jr.
Overview of Experimental Animal Respiratory Viral Provocation Models
Gert Folkerts, Henk J. Van der Linde, and Frans P. Nijkamp
Role of Allergy and Airway Hyperresponsiveness in Virus-Induced Asthma
James E. Gern, Robert F. Lemanske; Jr., and William W. Busse
Limitations of Human Experimental Provocation Models for Investigating the VirusAsthma Link
Deborah A. Gentile and David P. Skoner
Stress, Viral Respiratory Infections, and Asthma
Sheldon Cohen and Mario Rodriguez
General Virology and Targets for Therapy
Advances in the Diagnosis of Respiratory Virus Infections
A. J. Chauhan and Sebastian L. Johnston
Current Modalities for Treatment of Respiratory Viruses and Virus-Induced Asthma
Elliot F. Ellis
Previously Conducted Trials to Evaluate New Avenues of Therapy
Robert L. Atmar and Ronald B. Turner