Current Asthma Reports


Asthma, 3rd Edition

Asthma, 3rd Edition

Now available in its Third Edition, Asthma: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management has become the reference text in asthma. This highly successful text sheds new light on the basic physiological and molecular mechanisms of asthma, how current treatments work, and how best to apply the latest knowledge to control this important disease. The Third Edition has undergone radical revision and includes several new chapters. It retains the virtues of the previous volumes by bringing together all of the recent research findings by internationally recognized experts on the causative mechanisms of asthma, including in-depth clinical aspects and therapy. The book presents an integrated approach toward the treatment of this disease with new concepts, changes in asthma management, and the development of new therapeutic agents. Asthma provides extensive references for researchers and clinicians who need to keep abreast of recent developments in this rapidly expanding field.













Asthma, 3rd Edition

Asthma and COPD

Asthma and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which encompasses both chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is one of the most common respiratory conditions of adults in the developed world. Asthma and COPD: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management provides a unique, authoritative comparison of asthma and COPD. Written and edited by the world’s leading experts, it is a comprehensive review of the most recent understanding of the basic mechanisms of both conditions, specifically comparing their etiology, pathogenesis, and treatments.













Asthma and COPD

Asthma and COPD, 2nd Edition

Asthma and COPD, 2nd Edition

Offers a truly translational presentation of airway diseases “ from bench to bedside “ illuminating the mechanisms, etiology, and pathogenesis of respiratory disease and then translating how these mechanisms affect patient conditions, treatment options, and effective therapies.













Asthma and COPD, 2nd Edition

Asthma and Allergic Diseases

Asthma and Allergic Diseases

This book updates the previous coverage of the mechanisms and mediators of asthma and its treatment. It presents articles by the foremost names in the field.













Asthma and Allergic Diseases

T-Lymphocyte and Inflammatory Cell Research in Asthma

T-Lymphocyte and Inflammatory Cell Research in Asthma

It is well established that asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airway mucosa and drugs like inhaled glucocorticoids are now commonly introduced early in therapy. A characteristic feature of this disease is the vast number of eosinophils in airway tissue, although many other migratory and resident inflammatory cells with the capacity to synthesize and release cytokines and putative asthma mediators are present in the inflamed mucosa. The cross-talk between lymphocytes and these cells and the role of cytokines in complex biological networks are currently areas of intense research.This volume gathers together chapters and discussions on the biology of immunocompetent and inflammatory cells, cellular interplay and communication, and on the relative importance of cells and mediators in disease.It should help contribute to further insights into the pathology of asthma and to the development of novel efficacious drugs for the treatment of asthma and related respiratory disorders.













T-Lymphocyte and Inflammatory Cell Research in Asthma