Lung Function Tests Made Easy book cover

Lung Function Tests Made Easy

Lung function testing has evolved over the years from a tool purely used for research and is now a commonly utilised form of clinical investigation. This new book is clear, concise and easy to read, providing both the essential scientific information as well as focusing on the practical aspects of lung function testing. The book is designed so that different chapters can be read as stand-alone sections, but cross-referencing to the other chapters completes the picture for the interested reader.

Audience

The book is aimed at doctors, medical students, general practitioners, nurses, technicians and inhalation therapists as well as all those involved in clinical research or pharmaceutical studies who frequently employ physiological measurement and monitoring techniques.

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Published: October 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3520-3

Contents

    • Respiratory structure and function
    • Mechanics of breathing
    • Spirometry
    • Pitfalls in spirometry
    • Lung volume measurements
    • Diffusion, gas exchange and blood gas measurements
    • Basics of exercise and respiratory muscle testing
    • Preoperative evaluation

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