Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

by Paul D. Scanlon, Masao Nakamura
     
 


This practical, easy-to-read guide successfully meets the needs of pulmonary fellows, pulmonary clinicians, respiratory therapists, and nurses. Filled with tables, graphs, and illustrative cases, the book helps readers fully understand the clinical utility of pulmonary function tests. This Second Edition includes new information on a surrogate test for FVC, new… See more details below

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This practical, easy-to-read guide successfully meets the needs of pulmonary fellows, pulmonary clinicians, respiratory therapists, and nurses. Filled with tables, graphs, and illustrative cases, the book helps readers fully understand the clinical utility of pulmonary function tests. This Second Edition includes new information on a surrogate test for FVC, new ATS standards and procedures for bronchoprovocation, and use of CT to measure lung volume and detect emphysema and pulmonary embolism. The sections on preoperative pulmonary function testing and tests of exercise capacity have been expanded. This edition also includes teaching pearls on when to test and what to order and an algorithm for interpreting tests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781736824
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
1Introduction1
2Spirometry: Dynamic Lung Volumes5
3Static (Absolute) Lung Volumes27
4Diffusing Capacity of the Lungs41
5Bronchodilators and Bronchial Challenge Testing51
6Arterial Blood Gases63
7Other Tests of Lung Mechanics: Resistance and Compliance75
8Distribution of Ventilation87
9Maximal Respiratory Pressures93
10Preoperative Pulmonary Function Testing99
11Simple Tests of Exercise Capacity103
12Patterns in Various Diseases109
13When to Test and What to Order117
14Approaches to Interpreting Pulmonary Function Tests127
15Illustrative Cases143
Appendix229
Subject Index231

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