Lung Function Tests: Physiological Principles and Clinical Applications

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This book is a visually appealing, concise guide to pulmonary function testing. It gives practical advice on how to use and interpret these tests in the clinical setting. There are guidelines on when to test and what to order, combined with explanations of how to interpret actual test results quickly and easily.

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Overview

This book is a visually appealing, concise guide to pulmonary function testing. It gives practical advice on how to use and interpret these tests in the clinical setting. There are guidelines on when to test and what to order, combined with explanations of how to interpret actual test results quickly and easily.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Kevin McCarthy, R-CPT(Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book is comprised of expanded lectures that were part of a course given regularly at Hammersmith Hospital in London on Clinical Applications of Pulmonary Function. The authors intentionally omit detailed technical explanations of how the tests are conducted and instead provide readers with excellent discussions of why the tests are done and how to interpret abnormal findings.
Purpose: The purpose is to offer a unique presentation of pulmonary function tests that comprehensively covers most clinical applications while focusing on the physiological principles that explain why a test may or may not be useful. This objective has been met.
Audience: The book is intended for pulmonologists, pulmonary fellows in training, and pulmonary function technologists who want to expand their knowledge of the clinical application of pulmonary function tests. Spirometry and lung volumes are presented in a way that focuses on the underlying physiological principles and discussion of the pathophysiology that causes abnormalities. The diffusing capacity is very well covered in both the gas exchange section and a special chapter devoted to interpretation of the diffusing capacity in interstitial lung disease.
Features: There are extensive discussions on material that is usually difficult to find in pulmonary function texts such as sleep-disordered breathing, evaluation for home oxygen therapy and assisted ventilation, pediatric pulmonary function testing, and pulmonary function testing in the intensive care unit. One chapter is devoted to brief presentations of different clinical conditions and typical pulmonary function tests that highlight the abnormality and provide a window from which to view improvement or deterioration of function.
Assessment: The book is full of collections of pearls — small tables that summarize important points that are expanded upon in the text. The excellent discussions of clinical application of pulmonary function set this book apart from most pulmonary function texts and make it likely to become an often-used reference.
Kevin McCarthy
This book is comprised of expanded lectures that were part of a course given regularly at Hammersmith Hospital in London on Clinical Applications of Pulmonary Function. The authors intentionally omit detailed technical explanations of how the tests are conducted and instead provide readers with excellent discussions of why the tests are done and how to interpret abnormal findings. The purpose is to offer a unique presentation of pulmonary function tests that comprehensively covers most clinical applications while focusing on the physiological principles that explain why a test may or may not be useful. This objective has been met. The book is intended for pulmonologists, pulmonary fellows in training, and pulmonary function technologists who want to expand their knowledge of the clinical application of pulmonary function tests. Spirometry and lung volumes are presented in a way that focuses on the underlying physiological principles and discussion of the pathophysiology that causes abnormalities. The diffusing capacity is very well covered in both the gas exchange section and a special chapter devoted to interpretation of the diffusing capacity in interstitial lung disease. There are extensive discussions on material that is usually difficult to find in pulmonary function texts such as sleep-disordered breathing, evaluation for home oxygen therapy and assisted ventilation, pediatric pulmonary function testing, and pulmonary function testing in the intensive care unit. One chapter is devoted to brief presentations of different clinical conditions and typical pulmonary function tests that highlight the abnormality and provide a window from which to view improvement or deterioration offunction. The book is full of collections of pearls -- small tables that summarize important points that are expanded upon in the text. The excellent discussions of clinical application of pulmonary function set this book apart from most pulmonary function texts and make it likely to become an often-used reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702023507
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Hughes and Pride. Part I: Spirometry and Mechanics. Spirometry: Flow-Volume Curves, Pride. Airway Resistance. Thoracic Volumes and Elasticity, Gibson. Respiratory Muscles, Moxham. Part II: Gas Exchange, Control and Exercise. Pulmonary Gas Exchange, Hughes. Diffusing Capacity, Hughes. Control of Breathing, Calverley. Measurement of Breathlessness. Exercise Testing, Morgan. Part III: Applications Outsidethe Routine Laboratory. Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Stradling. Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing, Silverman & Stocks. Pulmonary Function in the Intensive Careunit, Evans & Macnaughton. Domiciliary Oxygenation and Assisted Ventilation, Simonds. Part IV: Applications Within the Routine Laboratory. Airway Reactivity and Cough, Ind & Pride. Lung Surgery Including Transplantation, Corris. Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Hughes. Interpretation of Diffusing Capacity with Special Reference to Interstitial Lung Disease, Hughes. Examples of Pulmonary Function in Different Conditions, Hughes. Presentation of Pulmonary Function Test Results to the Clinician, Hughes. Glossary

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