Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology / Edition 7

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Overview

Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, Seventh Edition covers all aspects of respiratory physiology in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments, from basic science to clinical applications.

  • Includes functional anatomy, mechanics, control of breathing, ventilation, circulation, ventilation-perfusion matching, diffusion, carbon dioxide and oxygen, and non-respiratory functions of the lung.
  • Discusses the effects of pregnancy, exercise, sleep, altitude, pressure, drowning, smoking, anaesthesia, hypocapnia, hypercarbia, hypoxia, hyperoxia, and anaemia on respiratory physiology.
  • Explores specific clinical disorders such as ventilatory failure, airways disease, pulmonary vascular disease, parenchymal lung disease, and acute lung injury, as well as the physiological basis of current therapies, including artificial ventilation, extrapulmonary gas exchange, and lung transplantation.
  • Chapter on Parenchymal Lung Disease has been specifically expanded to include the physiology and pathology of the pleural space and lung cancer.
  • Contains a new chapter on Pulmonary Surgery, covering a wide range of surgical interventions from bronchoscopy to lung resection.
  • Includes almost 500 new references to the literature.

The result is an invaluable source for those preparing for examinations in anaesthesia and intensive care, as well as an essential purchase for practitioners who want quick reference to current knowledge.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A classic text on respiratory physiology, for anesthetists, physiologists, and all those seeking information on basic principles and applications of lung function. Describes respiratory physiology in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments, with sections on basic principles, applied physiology, and physiology of pulmonary disease. For this edition, Lumb has worked closely with founding author John Nunn to completely revise the text. A significant change is inclusion of substantially more clinical topics, providing greater insight into the applications of respiratory physiology. Lumb is a consultant anesthetist at St. James Hospital, UK. Nunn is emeritus consultant anesthetist at Northwick Park Hospital, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
....this text remains the primary source of reference information for any health care practitioner involved in the management of patients' respiration. The essentials of respiratory physiology such as compliance, resistance, gas exchange, etc. are not covered in adequate depth in the standard texts of medicine or anesthesia, and any resident in these fields should have access to this text. It is also an unparalleled source of information for any physician teaching in these areas.

Peter D. Slinger, MD
Professor of Anaesthesia
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anesthesia and Analgesia Vol. 104, No. 5, May 2007

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702029967
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/26/2010
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 1,036,893
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Consultant Anaesthetist, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia, St James's Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Basic Principles 1 The Atmosphere 2 Functional Anatomy of the Respiratory Tract 3 Elastic Forces and Lung Volumes 4 Respiratory System Resistance 5 Control of Breathing 6 Pulmonary Ventilation 7 The Pulmonary Circulation 8 Distribution of Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion 9 Diffusion of Respiratory Gases 10 Carbon Dioxide 11 Oxygen 12 Non-respiratory Functions of the Lung 13 The History of Respiratory Physiology Part 2 Applied Physiology 14 Pregnancy, Neonates and Children 15 Exercise 16 Sleep 17 High Altitude and Flying 18 High Pressure and Diving 19 Respiration in Closed Environments and Space 20 Drowning 21 Smoking and Air Pollution 22 Anaesthesia 23 Changes in the Carbon Dioxide Partial Pressure 24 Hypoxia 25 Anaemia 26 Hyperoxia and Oxygen Toxicity Part 3 Physiology of Pulmonary Disease 27 Ventilatory Failure 28 Airways Disease 29 Pulmonary Vascular Disease 30 Diseases of the Lung Parenchyma and Pleura 31 Acute Lung Injury 32 Respiratory Support and Artificial Ventilation 33 Pulmonary Surgery

Appendix A Physical quantities and units of measurement Appendix B The gas laws Appendix C Conversion factors for gas volumes Appendix D Symbols and abbreviations Appendix E Mathematical functions relevant to respiratory physiology

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