Treatment of Asthma: The long-acting beta-2-agonists
ISBN/ASIN: 9783211831243,9783709175132 | 1998 | English | pdf | 186/188 pages | 3.12 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Wien | Author: Dr. Sheila Collins, S. Wang (auth.), Prof. Dr. med. Friedrich Kummer (eds.) | Edition: 1
The long-acting beta-2-agonists have become indispensible in modern asthma therapy. But do they have a fixed position in international guidelines? Here are the proceedings of the 6th Vienna Asthma Forum, when molecular biologists, drug designers, and clinicians discussed the role of three compounds (bambuterol, formoterol, and salmeterol) on a high scientific level. The authors give a fascinating new insight into the physiology of the Beta2- and glucocorticoid receptor, into the considerations before and during drug development, stimulating a vivid discussion among clinical researchers who share a special interest in the most efficacious use of a new therapeutic principle. The original papers and the individual discussions are highly informative and delightful to read.