Histamine and H1-Antihistamines in Allergic Disease

2nd Edition

F. Estelle R. Simons

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CRC Press
Published June 26, 2002
Reference - 528 Pages
ISBN 9780203910375 - CAT# HE00094
Series: Clinical Allergy and Immunology

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Summary

Building upon the strengths of the best-selling first edition, Histamine and H1-Antihistamines in Allergic Disease, Second Edition presents the latest advances and current research in histamine, histamine receptors, and H1-antihistamines for practical application in allergy, immunology, dermatology, otolaryngology, and pulmonology.

Contains over 2000 contemporary references-300 more than the first edition!

This Second Edition offers new chapters detailing
  • cost-effective techniques to treat and manage allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, urticaria, angioedema, atopic dermatitis, asthma, and anaphylaxis
  • the use of nonsedating antihistamines in care of the elderly
  • the safety of specific antihistamines during pregnancy and lactation
  • quality-of-life comparisons among different H1-antihistamines used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis
    and provides completely revised and expanded material describing
  • the role of histamine in the pathogenesis of asthma
  • regimens for the prevention of anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions
  • the potential of combined antihistamine and antileukotriene therapy
    With contributions from more than 20 esteemed international authorities, the Second Edition of Histamine and H1-Antihistamines in Allergic Disease is an in-depth guide suitable for allergists, immunologists, pulmonologists, respiratory specialists, dermatologists, otolaryngologists, pharmacologists, and graduate students in these disciplines.
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