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Allergy and Allergen Immunotherapy

Author: A.B. Singh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 311

View: 651

Allergy and Allergen Immunotherapy: New Mechanisms and Strategies is a valuable and comprehensive book that covers allergy and causative allergens and provides diagnostic and therapeutic aspects as well. With chapters from internationally recognized experts in the field, the book provides a balanced approach to enumerating pollen allergens as well as allergy diagnosis and therapeutic management and safety assessment of genetically engineered food allergens. The book features a special section on allergic diseases and allergens from tropical countries, including such countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Iran, and South Korea, giving the book a global appeal. The book is broken in the following sections: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Diagnosis of Allergy Aerobiology and Allergic Diseases Pollen Allergy in the Tropics and Temperate Regions Allergy in Children Food Allergy Evaluation Allergen Immunotherapy and Anti IgE The book deals not only on basics of allergy and allergen immunotherapy but also discusses indoor environments and safety considerations of genetically modified food allergens. The first of its kind volume from the Indian subcontinent that caters to the needs of clinicians, aerobiologists, environmentalists, and regulatory agencies as well, the volume will be of immense interest for clinicians and patients of allergy as well as diagnostic and therapeutic management of allergy in tropics.
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Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy

Author: Richard F. Lockey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 548

View: 828

This fifth edition of the bestselling Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy is now completely updated and revised to include subcutaneous, sublingual, and oral immunomodulator treatments of allergic disease. The redesigned book continues to provide comprehensive coverage of all types of allergens and allergen vaccines, giving clinicians the essential information they need to accurately make a diagnosis and offer the best possible treatments. The fifth edition contains many new and revised chapters—particularly in the fields of skin testing—and extensive updates to the sublingual and oral immunotherapy chapters. Key Features: Comprehensive – covers a vast range of allergens and allergen immunotherapies, providing all the necessary information in one volume Synoptic – supplies the essential information using figures and tables for instant access Up-to-date – includes the very latest information on subcutaneous, sublingual and oral allergen immunotherapies to offer the best possible treatments Reliable – provides basic information that all clinicians need to know about cross-reactivity among allergens and how it influences diagnosis and treatment, as well as the key information necessary to carry out any form of immunotherapy in a safe and effective manner Supplemental forms – contains template forms that can be used by the clinician in daily practice The fifth edition of this classic text continues to be an essential touchstone for any practitioner who conducts skin tests and prescribes subcutaneous, sublingual, and oral immunotherapies.
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Aeroallergen and Food Immunotherapy, An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America,

Author: Linda S. Cox

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 213

View: 798

This issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Linda S. Cox and Anna H. Nowak-Wegrzyn, is devoted to Aeroallergen and Food Immunotherapy. Articles in this issue include History of AIT and the future direction of CRD/molecular allergy; Mechanisms of aeroallergen allergen immunotherapy: SCIT and SLIT; Mechanisms underlying induction of tolerance to foods; Biomarkers for allergen immunotherapy; SCIT and SLIT; Novel delivery routes for allergy immunotherapy; Oral immunotherapy for food allergy; SLIT and EPIT for food allergy; The use of adjuvants for enhancing allergen immunotherapy efficacy; Allergen immunotherapy vaccine modification; Allergen immunotherapy outcome assessment in clinical trials and real life; Component resolved diagnosis: can it make specific AIT more specific?; Baked milk and egg diets for milk and egg allergy management; and Allergen immunotherapy practical considerations: adherence and strategies to improve.
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Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy, Fourth Edition

Author: Richard F. Lockey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 959

Modernized and updated, Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy, Fourth Edition discusses all major areas of allergens and immunotherapies: pollens animal/insect fungi food the manufacture and standardization of allergen vaccines the administration of vaccines the avoidance and treatment of adverse effects Compiling the research of an influential team of investigators and scientists, Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy is filled with quick reference charts, tables and indexes. Allergists, immunologists, and otolaryngologists will find this new streamlined fourth edition a great practical reference for on-the-go diagnosis, treatment, and management of allergies. NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION: new focus on the most relevant information related to allergens and immunotherapy new concise chapters for easier use as a daily reference the new cutting edge method of sublingual swallow immunotherapy is fully discussed describes inhaled, ingested, and injected allergens allergen vaccines from formulation to manufacture to administration details the avoidance and treatment for adverse effects covers allergen vaccines from formulation to manufacture to administration
Health & Fitness

Local Immunotherapy in Allergy

Author: Udo R. Markert

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 153

View: 865

The incidence of allergies is increasing worldwide. Beside the well-established symptomatic treatments and subcutaneous immunotherapies, formerly known as de- or hyposensitization, a new form of treatment, local immunotherapy, has been developed in recent years. Local immunotherapy, though still controversially discussed, promises to be a curative, noninvasive, and easily applicable treatment for allergies. This volume summarizes the most current information on local immunotherapy compiled by internationally renowned specialists. In the methodology section, general aspects of local immunotherapy are presented including its history, allergen resorption and biodistribution, mechanisms of oral tolerance and practical experiences. The second section devoted to efficacy and safety presents findings from international placebo-controlled studies on nasal and sublingual immunotherapies with different allergens and for different allergic conditions including asthma and eczema. Possible side effects are also discussed. The concluding chapter critically evaluates the future prospects of this new method, pointing out still unresolved issues such as the exact immunological mechanisms, its long-term effects, or the standardization of dose and application intervals/duration. This state-of-the-art account will be of particular interest to scientists working in the field of allergy, clinical allergologists, pharmacists, and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry.
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Allergen Immunotherapy

Author: Linda Cox

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 257

One hundred years have elapsed since specific allergen immunotherapy (SIT) was first employed and found to be effective in the treatment of allergic respiratory diseases. This cutting-edge issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics offers a comprehensive review of this disease modifying treatment, exploring its history, status, and potential future. Topics covered include the mechanisms of subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy; the mechanisms of sublingual immunotherapy; optimizing efficacy of subcutaneous immunotherapy; preparation of allergen immunotherapy extraxcts; risk factors and subcutaneous immunotherapy safety; accelerated schedules and reducing risk with premedication (antihistamines, omalizumab, leucotriene antagonist); safety and efficacy of sublingual immunotherapy for allergic respiratory disease and other indications; monitoring clinical outcomes of specific immunotherapy; monitoring immunotherapy response with immunological parameters; socioeconomics and comparative effectiveness of immunotherapy; oral desensitization for food hypersensitivity; peptide and recombinant immunotherapy; intralymphatic and epicutaneous allergen-specific immunotherapy; peptide and recombinant immunotherapy; adjuvants and vector systems for allergy faccines; and future forms of immunotherapy.
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Handbook of Otolaryngic Allergy

Author: Christine B. Franzese

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 516

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. Key Highlights The use of diverse types of pharmacotherapy including decongestants, anti-cholinergics, and antihistamines, as well as biologics, alternative medicines, and monosensitization vs. polysensitization Discussion of immunotherapy approaches including subcutaneous, sublingual, sublingual tablets, and oral mucosal Managing associated atopic disorders such as penicillin allergy, asthma, food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, and atopic dermatitis Worksheets with correct answers enable self-testing and accurate vial mixing/preparation This user-friendly reference is a must-have companion for otorhinolaryngology residents and practitioners at any stage of their careers who treat patients with allergies.

Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 600

View: 463

The sixth edition of Lockey and Ledford's Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy continues to provide comprehensive coverage of all types of allergens and allergen vaccines, providing clinicians the essential information they need to accurately diagnose and manage all allergic conditions. With new and updated chapters, the sixth edition is the most up-to-date, single resource on allergy and immunotherapy. Key Features Completely revised and updated Detailed single source reference on allergy and immunotherapy Reorganized to provide clinicians with essential information to make diagnoses and offer the best treatments
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Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy, Second Edition

Author: Richard F. Lockey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 831

View: 380

Researchers and clinicians relate their experience with immunotherapy using antigens, which has remained important throughout the enormous advances in immunology over the past 30 years. Among the topics are a historical perspective, outdoor and indoor allergens, venoms, the preparation and administration of extracts, and reactions and other adverse effects. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Allergy and Allergic Diseases

Author: A. Barry Kay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 2184

View: 884

Reserve your copy now This two volume book is an outstanding reference source on allaspects of allergy and allergic diseases. Covering virtually everyallergic condition, from the immunological and molecular basis ofthe allergic response to future trends in allergic diseaseprevention, this new international editorial team (A.B.Kay, JeanBousquet, Pat Holt and Allen Kaplan) have completely revised andupdated the text, from both a scientific and clinical perspective.References will continue to be added to the text until it goes topress making this the most up-to-date book available in thefield. This second edition consists of more than 1,800 pages containedwithin 98 chapters. The price includes a fully searchable companion CD ROM with thecomplete text and over 300 images from the book in full colour.