Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials / Edition 8

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Overview

This companion monograph to West's Respiratory Physiology covers normal respiratory function and focuses on the function of the diseased lung. Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials offers a concise overview of the diseased states of the lung, emphasizing structure and function. The Eighth Edition is updated to include new information on asthma therapies, new radiographs and micrographs, extended sections on infections and cancer, more thorough explanations for review questions, and a new summary appendix of equations with sample calculations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451107135
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Edition description: Eighth
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 504,731
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Reviewers vi

Preface vii

Part 1 Lung Function Tests and What They Mean

Chapter 1 Ventilation 3

Chapter 2 Gas Exchange 16

Chapter 3 Other Tests 34

Part 2 Function of the Diseased Lung

Chapter 4 Obstructive Diseases 47

Chapter 5 Restrictive Diseases 74

Chapter 6 Vascular Diseases 91

Chapter 7 Environmental, Neoplastic, and Infectious Diseases 110

Part 3 Function of the Failing Lung

Chapter 8 Respiratory Failure 129

Chapter 9 Oxygen Therapy 141

Chapter 10 Mechanical Ventilation 153

Appendix A Symbols, Units, and Normal Values 163

Appendix B Further Reading 166

Appendix C Answers to Chapter Questions 167

Index 177

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