Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests

Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests

by Robert E. Hyatt, Paul D. Scanlon
     
 

Now in its Third Edition, this practical guide successfully meets the needs of pulmonary physicians, 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 edition includes new information on the forced oscillation technique for

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Now in its Third Edition, this practical guide successfully meets the needs of pulmonary physicians, 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 edition includes new information on the forced oscillation technique for measuring respiratory system resistance. Also included is a discussion of measurement of exhaled nitric oxide, which is becoming useful in the study of asthma. Other highlights include nearly fifty new illustrative cases and current American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Task Force guidelines on standardization of pulmonary function testing and interpretation.

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Reviewer: Wayne M. Samuelson, MD (University of Utah Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a concise book devoted to the fundamentals of pulmonary function testing, with the aim of making the tests more useful to the practicing clinician.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to make pulmonary function testing "user friendly" and facilitate its broader application in the clinical arena. As many clinicians are uncomfortable with pulmonary function testing, it is an important contribution.
Audience: The book is aimed at the practicing clinician, but is especially structured for the primary care physician. Students and trainees should be able to understand and make good use of it as well.
Features: There are a number of black-and-white diagrams and illustrations that are clear and easy to understand. They contribute greatly to the utility of the book. The book is not heavily referenced, but an extensive bibliography would defeat the value of a "practical guide." The table of contents is rather sparse, but is adequate. A group of illustrative cases is provided to put pulmonary function testing in the context of pathology. This is a valuable plus.
Assessment: With this practical guide, the editors have created a useful resource for the practicing clinician who does not optimally use pulmonary function tests. It should be a beneficial addition to the library of any primary care physician. Students and trainees will also find this an excellent springboard in the care of patients with respiratory symptoms. It is not intended to be, nor would it be useful as, a reference for the pulmonary specialist.
Wayne M. Samuelson
This is a concise book devoted to the fundamentals of pulmonary function testing, with the aim of making the tests more useful to the practicing clinician. The purpose of this book is to make pulmonary function testing "user friendly" and facilitate its broader application in the clinical arena. As many clinicians are uncomfortable with pulmonary function testing, it is an important contribution. The book is aimed at the practicing clinician, but is especially structured for the primary care physician. Students and trainees should be able to understand and make good use of it as well. There are a number of black-and-white diagrams and illustrations that are clear and easy to understand. They contribute greatly to the utility of the book. The book is not heavily referenced, but an extensive bibliography would defeat the value of a "practical guide." The table of contents is rather sparse, but is adequate. A group of illustrative cases is provided to put pulmonary function testing in the context of pathology. This is a valuable plus. With this practical guide, the editors have created a useful resource for the practicing clinician who does not optimally use pulmonary function tests. It should be a beneficial addition to the library of any primary care physician. Students and trainees will also find this an excellent springboard in the care of patients with respiratory symptoms. It is not intended to be, nor would it be useful as, a reference for the pulmonary specialist.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316262613
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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