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One Minute Asthma: What You Need to Know

Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
80 pages, 2008.

2,000,000 Copies Sold!

An ideal guide for adult patients, parents and others who are just starting to learn about asthma. Accurate, clear and illustrated with line drawings and charts. One Minute Asthma covers the basics of asthma and the medicines used to treat it. This easy-to-read guide will help keep adults and children with asthma out of the emergency room, out of the hospital, and as active as everyone else.



El asma en un minuto
Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
80 pages, 2008.

The Spanish version of One Minute Asthma. Its contents are similar to One Minute Asthma.

Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages
Thomas F. Plaut, M.D. with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.
310 pages, with 120 illustrations, tables, and forms. 1999.

Comprehensive, accurate, and current guide for people who want to understand and control their asthma. Includes complete discussion of the basics of asthma and the medicines used to treat it. Provides detailed description of inhalation devices, peak flow monitoring, and the use of asthma diaries and Asthma Action Plans. Includes first-person stories by patients who gained control over their asthma. Addresses asthma issues faced in the school, the family and in travel. Includes a resource section, medical bibliography, glossary, and index.
Asthma Peak Flow Diary
Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.

A pad of 25 three-color sheets.
A powerful tool for helping adult patients, teens, and parents of children age 5 and older track and understand asthma and thus manage it more effectively. It gives patients and professionals the information they need to reduce inhaled steroids to the lowest effective dose. Also available in Spanish. See Flujo maximo diario del asma below.


Flujo maximo diario del asma
Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.

A pad of 25 three-color sheets.
The Spanish version of Asthma Peak Flow Diary.


Asthma Signs Diary

Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.

A pad of 25 three-color sheets.
This diary helps parents of children under 5 years of age understand asthma and how triggers, signs, symptoms, and medicines interact. It gives professionals the information they need to reduce inhaled steroids to the lowest effective dose.
Asthma Signs Diary in Spanish

Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.

Three color Spanish language version of the Asthma Signs Diary. Available as a PDF file on CD.

Winning Over Asthma
Eileen Dolan. [Edited by T. F. Plaut, MD]

Good reading for parent and child, this picture book presents asthma facts while telling the story of 5-year-old Graham. It describes the asthma reaction, mentions several triggers and medicines, and emphasizes teamwork between parents and physicians. Demonstrates that childhood asthma can be controlled.

Children With Asthma: A Manual for Parents
Thomas F. Plaut, MD.

Children With Asthma has been replaced by
Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages, an updated and more comprehensive work.

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