Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests, 4th Edition

  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469881403
  • ISBN-13: 9781469881409
  • DDC: 616.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Interpretation Of Pulmonary Function Tests 4th edition provides practical, clinically relevant coverage of all types of pulmonary function testing as it applies to a host of disease conditions. It is aimed at any reader with a basic knowledge of pulmonary physiology and provides a solid basis for administering and interpreting these tests. The authors provide valuable guidance for day-to-day clinical work, e.g., in chapters entitled "When to Test and What to Order" and "Approaches to Interpreting Pulmonary Function Tests." The book also features over 40 illustrative cases that readers can use for self-testing and for reinforcing the principles discussed elsewhere in the book.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Abbreviations.
1: Spirometry: Dynamic Lung Volumes.
2: Static (Absolute) Lung Volumes.
3: Diffusing Capacity of the Lungs.
4: Bronchodilators and Bronchial Challenge Testing.
5: Arterial Blood Gases.
6: Other Tests of Lung Mechanics: Resistance and Compliance.
7: Distribution of Ventilation.
8: Maximal Respiratory Pressures.
9: Preoperative Pulmonary Function Testing.
10: Simple Tests of Exercise Capacity.
11: Patterns in Various Diseases.
12: When to Test and What to Order.
13: Approaches to Interpreting Pulmonary Function Tests.
14: Illustrative Cases.