eBook Anthology

American Family Physician's Topics in Primary Care

ASTHMA: American Family Physician's Topics in Primary Care

By American Family Physician, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians

American Family Physician presents an anthology of the best content published by AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on asthma and related issues -- including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing. Collected for the first time in one place for your convenience and offline reading, this anthology of articles is the most up-to-date at the time of publication. (Publication 2014)

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Screening and Diagnosis:

  • A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Cough
  • Overview of Changes to Asthma Guidelines: Diagnosis and Screening
  • The Diagnosis of Wheezing in Children


  • Outdoor Air Pollutants and Patient Health
  • The Role of Allergens in Asthma


  • PPIs, Childhood Asthma, and the Problem of Therapeutic Creep
  • Physical Training for Patients with Asthma
  • Management of Acute Asthma Exacerbations
  • Medical Therapy for Asthma: Updates from the NAEPP Guidelines
  • Childhood Asthma: Treatment Update
  • Are Metered Dose Inhalers with Holding Chambers Better Than Nebulizers for Treating Acute Asthma?
  • Inhaled Steroid Use and Asthma Control in Patients with Mild Persistent Asthma
  • Addition of Long-Acting Beta Agonists for Asthma in ChildrenLong-Acting Beta2 Agonists as Steroid-Sparing Agents
  • Do Children with Acute Asthma Benefit More from Anticholinergics and Beta2 Agonists
  • Than from Beta2 Agonists Alone?
  • Should Salmeterol Be Used for Long-Term Asthma Control?
  • Levalbuterol Tartrate (Xopenex HFA) for the Treatment of Bronchospasm
  • Leukotriene Inhibitors in the Treatment of Allergy and Asthma
  • Omalizumab (Xolair) for Treatment of Asthma
  • Developing and Communicating a Long-Term Treatment Plan for Asthma

Complications and Special Situations

  • Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction: Diagnosis and Management
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • The 'Crashing Asthmatic'

From Family Practice Management

  • Tools and Strategies for Improving Asthma Management
  • Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care

Patient Education, Self Care

  • Exercise-Induced Wheezing
  • How to Treat an Asthma Attack
  • Chronic Cough

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