Monitoring of Respiration and Circulation

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There are books about medical instrumentation, about modeling, about physiological models, and about signal processing, but this is the first to offer a broad integration of all these subjects. It provides a survey of the field, a review of the necessary fundamentals on which deeper study can be based, and an overview of possible search terms. The early chapters refresh and deepen knowledge and introduce modeling. The intermediate chapters describe important clinical measurement methods and the information they provide about a patient, including approaches, possibilities, limitations and accuracies. Finally, the book discusses therapeutic instruments often used in the clinic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849320835
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview of the Respiratory and Circulatory System
Anatomy And Physiology of the Lung And The Airways
Anatomy And Physiology of the Heart and the Circulatory System

Fluid Dynamics
The Navier-Stokes Equation
Laminar Flow and the Poiseuille Equation
Pulsatile Flow and Womersley™S Solution
Fluid Inertance and Resistance
The Euler Equation
The Bernoulli Equation
Turbulent Flow
Flow Through Collapsible Tubes
The Effect of Gravity on Gas Exchange

Measuring Gas Pressure
Measuring Blood Pressure

Measuring Gas Flow
Measuring Blood Flow

Measuring Gas Composition
Measuring Blood Composition

Measuring Lung Volumes
Measuring Dead Space and Unequal Ventilation
Measuring Lung Compliance
Forced Expiratory Flow-Volume Curves
Measuring Diffusion

Measuring Cardiac Output
Measuring Total Blood Volume
Measuring The Blood Volume of an Isolated Vascular Bed
Measuring Temperature

Syringes, Infusion Drips and Infusion Pumps
Heart-Lung Machines
Defibrillators and Cardioverters

Medical Decision Making; Differential Diagnosis
Risk and Quality of Information
Safety Issues
Patient Monitoring as a Process
Normality and Stability
Which Physiological Functions to Monitor
Monitoring Devices
Combining Measurements into a Diagnosis
Clinical Control Systems

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