Pulmonary Function: A Guide for Clinicians / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
Lung function tests are a vital tool in the clinical evaluation of patients admitted to the respiratory unit. Their use requires rigorous application of theoretical and practical knowledge, to know which tests to apply, how to interpret the results, and how to recognize the limitations of the models and assessments used. This book is a coherent and detailed guide to the reporting of lung function tests. Beginning with an introduction to the range of tests available, it then offers clear explanations of the physiological and mechanical concepts that form the basis of the tests and their interpretation. The remainder of the book describes the application of tests in the clinical situation in the investigation of lung disease and its progression. This book will be invaluable to clinicians entering the field of respiratory medicine and to all scientific staff working in a respiratory function laboratory or respiratory department.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.55(d)|
Table of Contents1. Introduction: tests of lung function, how and why they are measured, how they are interpreted; 2. Testing the mechanics of breathing; 3. Gas exchange; 4. Gas transfer; 5. Carbon monoxide uptake; 6. Chronic airflow obstruction; 7. Bronchial asthma; 8. Diffuse interstitial lung disorders; 9. Miscellaneous conditions causing breathlessness; 10. Physiological principles underlying the treatment of respiratory failure; 11. Acute breathlessness; 12. Breathlessness during exertion; 13. Exercise testing; 14. Experimental techniques in the study of respiratory control and pulmonary gas exchange; 15. Respiration during sleep.