Key Features

  • The book begins with an outline of lung structure and anatomy, and then proceeds to basic functional considerations before discussing the tests themselves.
  • Particular attention is given to spirometry and lung volume measurements.
  • The text covers the functional assessment of exercise capacity, respiratory muscle strength and concludes with preoperative evaluation and recommendations.
  • The text emphasises practical problems, including controversies associated with lung function testing.
  • Boxes emphasise important topics throughout the text.
  • Highlighted questions can be used for short tutorials or problem-based learning

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
208
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9781455753888
Electronic ISBN:
9780702058127
Print ISBN:
9780702035203

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