By Dennis C. Russo
As in any box of scientific or medical activity, a cataloguing of the ideas and findings of behavioral pediatrics needs to keep on with almost immediately after the 1st few years of systematic paintings. This ebook has been designed to serve this preliminary precis functionality for the sphere. It represents a primary try to collect in a single position the definition and scope of be havioral pediatrics and to stipulate present learn and therapy ap proaches to numerous natural issues, scientific settings, and troublesome areas within which a adequate physique of information has accumulated for writer itative assertion. because the first textual content in a speedily increasing sector, our judgements concerning the subject matters to be lined and the individuals to this quantity have been guided by way of our wish to symbolize what we'd deliberate to exemplify the sector in its early improvement: pragmatic and thorough learn of signif icant difficulties from a base of sound medical inquiry. all the themes addressed within the current quantity develops, in a initial type, an epistemology for present perform and destiny learn. the entire contrib uting authors were taken with the advance in their area of expertise components via their examine and, importantly, via their scientific paintings within the hospitals affiliated with the scientific faculties during which they carry appointments.
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18 DENNIS C. RUSSO AND JAMES W. VARNI assessment and empirical process-outcome data rather than theory or technique. Assessment Issues in Behavioral Pediatrics In an article written previously by several of the contributors to this text (Russo, Bird, & Masek, 1980), the argument was put forth that methodology be the basis for behavioral medicine. Such an approach will be of no less importance in the development of behavioral pediatrics. The simultaneous assessment of treatment programs in terms of both behavioral and medical process-outcome measures is essential to an understanding of treatment effects and long-term acceptance of the field.
Stimuli That Provoke Asthma There are a variety of stimuli that provoke airway obstruction in asthmatic patients. Major precipitants include the following: 1. Allergens. , Chai, 1975). , the antigen) produces a specific antibody, mostly of the IgE or, in some cases, the IgG class, within the patient's blood. Without such a demonstration, it is unlikely that the specific substance is implicated in the patient's attacks. Ragweed-induced bronchospasm is a classical example of a true allergy. The presence of a positive skin test to ragweed-indicating the presence of the antibody-and a seasonal aggravation of asthma when ragweed counts are high help to confirm the diagnosis.
Behavioral Pediatrics: Research and Practice by Dennis C. Russo