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Middleton's allergy : principles and practice.
Table of Contents
v. 1. Innate immunity -- Adaptive immunity -- Immunoglobulin structure and function -- Immune tolerance -- Cytokines in allergic inflammation -- Cellular adhesion in inflammation -- Chemokines -- The complement system -- Lipid mediators of hypersensitivity and inflammation -- Molecular biology and genetic engineering -- Signal transduction -- Biology of lymphocytes -- Antigen-presenting dendritic cells -- Biology of mast cells and their mediators -- Biology of basophils -- Biology of eosinophils -- Biology of neutrophils -- Biology of monocytes and macrophages -- Airway epithelial cells -- Noncontractile functions of airway smooth muscle -- Pathophysiology of allergic inflammation -- Genetics and epigenetics in allergic diseases and asthma -- Immunobiology of IgE and IgE receptors -- Neuronal control of airway function in allergy -- Resolution of Allergic Inflammation -- The structure and function of allergens -- Aerobiology of outdoor allergens -- Indoor allergens -- Preparation and standardization of allergen extracts -- Air pollution: indoor and outdoor -- Particulate and pollen interactions -- Effect of the food matrix and processing on the allergenic activity of foods -- Structure of the skin and cutaneous immunology -- Atopic dermatitis -- Contact dermatitis -- Urticaria and angioedema -- Hereditary angioedema and bradykinin- mediated angioedema -- Immune complex-mediated diseases -- Allergic and immunologic diseases of the eye -- The nose and control of nasal airflow -- Nasal provocation testing -- Allergic and nonallergic rhinitis -- Rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps -- Development, structure, and physiology in normal lung and in asthma -- Respiratory tract mucosal immunology -- Airway smooth muscle function in asthma: extracellular matrix and airway remodeling -- Airway mucus and the mucociliary System -- Epidemiology of asthma and allergic airway diseases -- Ontogeny of immune development and its relationship to allergic diseases and asthma -- Asthma pathogenesis -- Mouse models of allergic airways disease -- Diagnosis of asthma in infants and children -- Management of asthma in infants and children -- Diagnosis of asthma in adults -- Management of asthma in adolescents and adults -- Emergency treatment and approach to the patient with acute asthma -- Approach to the patient with exercise- induced bronchoconstriction -- Asthma and allergic diseases during pregnancy -- Occupational allergy and asthma -- Pathology of asthma -- Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis -- Immunologic nonasthmatic diseases of the lung -- Approach to the patient with chronic cough -- Bronchial challenge testing -- Lung imaging -- Aerosols and aerosol drug delivery systems.v. 2. Gastrointestinal mucosal immunology -- Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders -- Clinical significance of immunoglobulin E -- In vivo methods for the study and diagnosis of allergy -- Approach to the patient with recurrent infections -- Primary immunodeficiency diseases -- Human immunodeficiency virus and allergic disease -- Laboratory tests for allergic and immunodeficiency diseases -- Eosinophilia and eosinophil-related disorders -- Mastocytosis -- Anaphylaxis -- Insect allergy -- Drug allergy -- Hypersensitivity to aspirin and other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs -- Reactions to foods -- Reactions to food and drug additives -- Oral food challenge testing -- Food allergy management -- Adverse reactions to vaccines for infectious diseases -- Allergen control for prevention and management of allergic diseases -- Injection immunotherapy for inhalant allergens -- Sublingual immunotherapy for inhalant allergens -- Principles of pharmacotherapeutics -- Pharmacogenomics of asthma therapies -- Adherence -- Anti-immunoglobulin E therapy -- Cytokine-specific therapy in asthma -- Histamine and H1 antihistamines -- Inhaled [beta]2-agonists -- Theophylline and phosphodiesterase inhibitors -- Anticholinergic therapies -- The chromones: cromolyn sodium and nedocromil sodium -- Glucocorticosteroids -- Antileukotriene therapy in asthma -- Unconventional theories and unproven methods in allergy -- Complementary and alternative medicine.