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Making sense of lung function tests : a hands-on guide

Author: Jonathan H Dakin; Elena N Kourteli; Robert J D Winter
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. by Oxford University Press, ©2003.
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This is as an introductory text for physicians specialising in respiratory medicine. It helps trainee physicians to integrate understanding of the physiological principles underlying lung function with their interpretation in clinical practice.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan H Dakin; Elena N Kourteli; Robert J D Winter
ISBN: 9780340763193 0340763191
OCLC Number: 47150737
Description: xii, 155 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Part I. Tests of mechanical properties 1. Peak expiratory flow 2. Spirometry 3. Airway responsiveness testing 4. The flow volume loop 5. Static compliance 6. Lung volumes 7. Diffusion capacity 8. Respiratory muscle power 9. Airway resistance Part II. Blood gas interpretation 10. Assessment of ventilation 11. Assessment of oxygenation 12. Distribution of ventilation and perfusion 13. Assessment of haemoglobin saturation 14. Respiration and acid-base balance Part III. Exercise testing 15. Disability assessment tests 16. Limited exercise testing with saturation monitoring 17. Maximal cardio-respiratory testing Part IV. Characteristic patterns of abnormality by disease
Responsibility: Jonathan H. Dakin, Elena N. Kourteli, and Robert J.D. Winter.

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