Peter G. Gibson, MBBS, DMed, FRACP, FAAHMS F Thor Soc, FERS, FAPSR, is Professor at John Hunter Newcastle, the Sydney University, NSW, Australia. He works as a doctor who cares for people with respiratory diseases and as a clinical scientist investigating the mechanisms and treatment of asthma, COPD, cough, and other airway disorders. He has published more than 700 articles, and has an H-index of 96.
The field of asthma has expanded in the last decade with specific drugs targeting the disease mechanisms. This book is an updated treatise covering diagnoses, phenotypes and endotypes of asthma along with its management. It includes diagnostic work-up which is required prior to medical assistance and basic immunology assessment, illustrating the types, severity, number of exacerbations due to disease activity, allergy or infections. As the treatment selection has changed from one size fits all to precision-based medicine, it aims to refine asthma management with right medication usage, neither overuse nor underuse, and initiation of the new hospital administered biologic drugs.