Lung Function Tests Made Easy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702035203, 9781455753888

Lung Function Tests Made Easy

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780702035203
eBook ISBN: 9781455753888
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 8th October 2012
Page Count: 208


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.

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


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