Anticholinergic Agents in the Upper and Lower Airways by P-MarcelDekker

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									Anticholinergic Agents in the Upper and Lower
Airways
Lung Biology in Health and Disease Series, Book 134

Editor: Sheldon L. Spector
Table of Contents

Basic Science



Basics of Muscarinic Physiology,
Joaquim Mullol and James N. Baraniuk

Airway Muscarinic Receptors,
Peter J. Barnes



Applied Clinical Research



Anticholinergic Agents as Bronchodilators,
Nicholas J. Gross

Anticholinergic Drug Therapy in the Management of
Acute Severe Asthma,
Jeffrey E. Garrett

Use of Anticholinergics in Perennial Rhinitis,
Albert F. Finn, Jr.

Pathogenesis and Treatment of Upper Respiratory
Infections,
Sheldon L. Spector

Anticholinergics in Combination Bronchodilator Therapy
in COPD,
Stephen I. Rennard

Tiotropium (Ba 679): Pharmacology and Early Clinical
Observations,
Theodore J. Witek, Jr., Joseph F. Souhrada, Charles W. Serby,
and Bernd Disse



Topics of Special Interest



Historical Aspects of Medicinal Uses of Antimuscarinics,
Kenneth R. Chapman

Interaction of Virus with the Muscarinic Receptor,
David B. Jacoby and Allison D. Fryer
Description

This comprehensive collection discusses anticholinergic agents, integrating the treatment of rhinitis, the
common cold, and asthma in the upper and lower airways, while updating the latest therapeutic
practices.

Features assessments of soon-to-be-available medications!

Written by expert allergists and pulmonologists as an exploration of the clinical application of
antimuscarinics, Anticholinergic Agents in the Upper and Lower Airways
explores the common triggers and pathogenesis of the upper and lower airways, including pathogenic
mechanisms that cause allergies
covers hyperresponsiveness and the M2 and M3 receptors
considers the interactions of muscarinic receptors with other substances such as protein kinase C,
cytokines, and growth factors that magnify the receptors’ effects
analyzes bronchodilators, bronchomotor tone, and reflex bronchospastic mechanisms
assesses antimuscarinic drugs as treatment for acute asthma attacks
reviews the use of anticholinergic agents to treat rhinorrhea and upper respiratory infections
surveys data regarding the combination of beta agonists and antimuscarinics
evaluates the future of tiotropium bromide as a bronchodilator
focuses on the subspecialties of allergy and chest medicine
examines new work regarding the interaction of viruses and the muscarinic receptor
and more!

Containing over 700 references to facilitate further study, Anticholinergic Agents in the Upper and Lower
Airways is a thorough, multidisciplinary reference especially relevant to clinical immunologists and
allergists, pulmonologists, physiologists, lung biologists, family and general practitioners, internists,
pediatricians, and medical students in these disciplines.
Reviews

" a valuable review and reference book on topical antimuscarinic pharmacologic agents in the treatment
of upper and lower airways disease."

								
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