Asthma in Focus discusses the drugs used to treat Asthma, and describes how the pharmacist can get involved in counseling patients.
Asthma is a common disease affecting 20% of children and 7% of adults in the UK. The incidence of asthma is rising, but with the correct treatment, support and advice, most people with asthma can lead full and active lives.
Chapter topics include:
Management of acute asthma
Monitoring asthma control
Drug delivery to the lungs and inhaler devices
Patient education and self management
Asthma in pregnancy
The fourth in the 'in Focus' series, this book is essential for pharmacists, as well as pre-registration and undergraduate pharmacy students.
03-Mar-07, The Pharmaceutical Journal:
'...a comprehensive reference volume...gives the reader an excellent source of information based on a pharmacist's view and role when dealing with the disease and its management.'
Anne C. Boyter. Senior Lecturer at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The Pharmaceutical Journal. Volume 279. 3 November 2007
01-Jun-07, Annals of Pharmacotherapy:'This is an easy-to-read text on asthma, its management, and issues associated with the disease...it is broad in its coverage of specific areas'
Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich. Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia. June 2007, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy volume 41
'...a good review of the background on asthma and drug therapy used'
Courtney D Vincent, PharmD (Temple University Hospital), Doody Reviews Ltd, March 2007