Lung Function Tests Made EasyBy
- Robert Shiner, MRCS, FRCP, FRCPC, Honorary Senior Lecturer, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London; Honorary Consultant Chest Physician, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
- Joerg Steier, MD(D) PhD (UK), Consultant Physician, Lane Fox Respiratory Unit / Sleep Disorders Centre, St Thomas´ Hospital, London, UK
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.
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.
Paperback, 208 Pages
Published: October 2012
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- Respiratory structure and function
- Mechanics of breathing
- Pitfalls in spirometry
- Lung volume measurements
- Diffusion, gas exchange and blood gas measurements
- Basics of exercise and respiratory muscle testing
- Preoperative evaluation