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Author Cotes, J. E.

Title Lung function : physiology, measurement and application in medicine / J. E. Cotes, D. J. Chinn, M. R. Miller
Edition Sixth edition
Published Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell, 2006


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 W'PONDS  612.2 Cot/Lfp 2006  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 636 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Early developments and future prospects -- Getting started -- Development and functional anatomy of the respiratory system -- Body size and anthropometric measurements -- Numerical interpretation of physiological variables -- Basic terminology and gas laws -- Basic equipment and measurement techniques -- Respiratory surveys -- Thoracic cage and respiratory muscles -- Lung volumes -- Lung and chest wall elasticity -- Forced ventilatory volumes and flows (ventilatory capacity) -- Determinants of maximal flows (flow limitation) -- Theory and measurement of respiratory resistance (including whole body plethysmography) -- Control of airway calibre and assessment of changes -- Distribution of ventilation --
Distribution and measurement of pulmonary blood flow -- Inter-relations between lung ventilation and perfusion -- Transfer of gases into blood in alveolar capillaries -- Transfer factor (diffusing capacity) for carbon monoxide and nitric oxide (Tl,CO, Tl,NO, Dm and Vc) -- The oxygenation of blood -- Gas exchange for carbon dioxide and acid-base balance -- Control of respiration -- Newborn babies, infants and young children (ages 0-6 yr) -- Normal lung function from childhood to old age -- Reference values for lung function in white (caucasian) children and adults -- Genetic diversity reference values in non-caucasians -- Physiology of exercise and changes resulting from lung disease -- Exercise testing: basics, procedures and reference values -- Assessment of exercise limitation, disability and residual ability -- Exercise in children --
Investigation and physiology of breathing during sleep -- Assessment and treatment of sleep related breathing disorders -- Hypobaria: high altitude and aviation physiology and medicine -- Immersion in water, hyperbaria and hyperoxia including O2 therapy -- Cold, heat and the lungs -- Airborne respiratory hazards: features, protective mechanisms and consequences -- Patterns of abnormal function in lung disease -- Strategies for assessment -- Lung function in selected respiratory diseases (asthma, COPD, emphysema and diffuse lung fibrosis) -- How individual diseases affect lung function (compendium) -- Lung function in relation to general anaesthesia and artificial ventilation -- Effects of surgery on lung function -- Respiratory rehabilitation
Notes Previous ed.: published as 'Lung function : assessment and application in medicine' by John E. Cotes. 1993
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Pulmonary function tests.
Author Miller, Martin R.
Chinn, D. J. (David J.)
ISBN 9780632064939 cased
0632064935 cased
Other Titles Lung function