Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine / Edition 6

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  • The only text to cover lung function assessment from firstprinciples including methodology, reference values andinterpretation
  • New for this edition:
    - More illustrations to convey concepts clearly to the busyphysician

    - Text completely re-written in a contemporary style: includesuser-friendly equations and more diagrams

    - New material covering the latest advances in the treatment oflung function, including more on sleep-related disorders, astronger clinical and practical bias and more on new techniques andequipment

    - Uses the standard Vancouver referencing system

  • What the experts say:

    "I have always considered Dr Cotes' book the most authoritativebook published on lung function. It is also the most comprehensive.“
    Dr Robert Crapo, Pulmonary Division, LDS Hospital, SaltLake City, USA

    “I think I can fairly speak on behalf of staff in lungfunction departments the length and breadth of the country - that asixth edition of Cotes would be gratefully received."
    Dr Brendan Cooper, Clinical Respiratory Scientist,Nottingham City Hospital

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I have always considered Dr Cotes' book the most authoritativebook published on lung function. It is also the most comprehensive.I strongly support a sixth edition."
Dr Robert Crapo, Pulmonary Division, LDS Hospital, Salt LakeCity, USA

"I am delighted as chairman of the ARTP to consider the proposalfor a sixth edition of John Cotes' book. I think without exceptionevery lung function laboratory will have an earlier copy of thebook (indeed I am the proud owner of the first edition myself!). Ifelt that the fifth edition was a marked improvement on earlierversions, particularly with respect to the layout, as well as theupdated content. To update the content further and to involve moreauthors, but maintaining John's direction, will product a valuableupdate to the book.
"I hope my comment will help you to reach a positive decision...Ithink I can fairly speak on behalf of staff in lung functiondepartments the length and breadth of the country - that a sixthedition of Cotes would be gratefully received."
Dr Brendan Cooper, Clinical Respiratory Scientist, NottinghamCity Hospital

"The proposed new edition will be a revitalised version of afamiliar and respected text...The primary author is obviously stillenthusiastic and energetic enough to complete the project but hassensibly taken on collaborators to refresh the style and widen theperspective...The book is likely to have the advantage over itscompetitors in terms of existing stature. Also it does provide arole as a reference text for laboratories and departments."
Dr Michael Morgan, Consultant Physician, Department ofRespiratory medicine, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632064939
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 8.95 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.52 (d)

Meet the Author

John E Cotes, Visitor, University Department of PhysiologicalSciences, Formerly Reader in Respiratory Physiology, ExternalScientific Staff of Medical Research Council, and HonoraryConsultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology, Newcastle upon Tyne,UK

David J Chinn, Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology, Centrefor Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland,Sunderland, UK

Martin R Miller, Consultant Physician, University HospitalBirmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

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Table of Contents




Part 1. Foundations.

1. Early Developments and Future Prospects.

2. Getting Started.

3. Development and Functional Anatomy of the RespiratorySystem.

4. Body Size and Anthropometric Measurements.

5. Numerical Interpretation of Physiological Variables.

6. Basic Terminology and Gas Laws.

7. Basic Equipment and Measurement Techniques.

8. Respiratory Surveys.

Part 2. Physiology and Measurement of Lung Function.

9. Thoracic Cage and Respiratory Muscles.

10. Lung Volumes.

11. Lung and Chest Wall Elasticity.

12. Forced Ventilatory Volumes and Flows (VentilatoryCapacity).

13. Determinants of Maximal Flows (Flow Limitation).

14. Theory and Measurement of Respiratory Resistance (IncludingWhole Body Plethysmography).

15. Control of Airway Calibre and Assessment of Changes.

16. Distribution of Ventilation.

17. Distribution and Measurement of Pulmonary Blood Flow.

18. Inter-relations Between Lung Ventilation and Perfusion.

19. Transfer of Gases into Blood in Alveolar Capillaries.

20. Transfer Factor (Diffusing Capacity) for Carbon Monoxide andNitric Oxide.

21. The Oxygenation of Blood.

22. Gas Exchange for Carbon Dioxide and Acid-Base Balance.

23. Control of Respiration.

24. Newborn Babies, Infants and Young Children (Ages 0–6years).

Part 3. Normal Variation in Lung Function.

25. Normal Lung Function from Childhood to Old Age.

26. Reference Values for Lung Function in White (Caucasian)Children and Adults.

27. Genetic Diversity: Reference Values in non-Caucasians.

Part 4. Exercise.

28. Physiology of Exercise and Changes Resulting from LungDisease.

29. Exercise Testing and Interpretation, including ReferenceValues.

30. Assessment of Exercise Limitation, Disability and ResidualAbility.

31. Exercise in Children.

Part 5. Breathing During Sleep.

32. Investigation and Physiology of Breathing During Sleep.

33. Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Related BreathingDisorders.

Part 6. Potentially Adverse Environments.

34. Hypobaria: High Altitude and Aviation Physiology andMedicine.

35. Immersion in Water, Hyperbaria and Hyperoxia IncludingOxygen Therapy.

36. Cold, Heat and the Lungs.

37. Airborne Respiratory Hazards: Features, ProtectiveMechanisms and Consequences.

Part 7. Lung Function in Clinical Practice.

38. Patterns of Abnormal Function in Lung Disease.

39. Strategies For Assessment.

40. Lung Function in Asthma, COPD, Emphysema and Diffuse LungFibrosis.

41. How Individual Diseases Affect Lung Function(Compendium).

42. Lung Function in Relation to General Anaesthesia andArtificial Ventilation.

43. Lung Function in Relation to Surgery.

44. Pulmonary Rehabilitation.


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