Publication Year: 2019
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Franzese, Christine B.; Damask, Cecelia C.; Wise, Sarah K.; Ryan
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 74
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.