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

Details

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

About the editors

Robert Shiner

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician, Lane Fox Respiratory Unit / Sleep Disorders Centre, St Thomas´ Hospital, London, UK