© 2015

Pulmonary Function

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 858)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 858)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. I. Tuleta, C. N. França, D. Wenzel, B. Fleischmann, G. Nickenig, N. Werner et al.
    Pages 1-7
  3. M. O. Segizbaeva, Zh. A. Donina, V. G. Aleksandrov, N. P. Aleksandrova
    Pages 9-17
  4. M. Raulf, F. Hoffmeyer, V. van Kampen, A. Deckert, T. Brüning, J. Bünger
    Pages 19-29
  5. K. Górska, P. Korczyński, M. Maskey-Warzęchowska, R. Chazan, R. Krenke
    Pages 39-46
  6. A. Holownia, P. Wielgat, A. Kwolek, K. Jackowski, J. J. Braszko
    Pages 47-55
  7. F. Hoffmeyer, V. van Kampen, A. Deckert, H.-D. Neumann, M. Buxtrup, E. Willer et al.
    Pages 57-67
  8. Graciela E. Delgado, Rüdiger Siekmeier, Bernhard K. Krämer, Winfried März, Marcus E. Kleber
    Pages 69-77
  9. E. A. Dzięciołowska-Baran, A. Gawlikowska-Sroka
    Pages 79-85
  10. D. Przybyłowska, R. Rubinsztajn, R. Chazan, E. Swoboda-Kopeć, J. Kostrzewa-Janicka, E. Mierzwińska-Nastalska
    Pages 87-91
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 93-93

About this book


The book discusses new concepts and findings in the field of pulmonary function. This function is notably associated with spirometry and gas exchange at the lungs. The technique of spirometry, its clinical meaning, and reference values have all been refined over decades of its use. Although spirometry remains ancillary in diagnosis-making, it seems hardly replaceable in monitoring of lung disease progression and treatment efficacy. Pulmonary function goes far beyond spirometry. It encompasses interactions with the cardiovascular system, sleep disordered breathing, etiological factors like occupational bio aerosol exposure or cigarette smoke related issues. Pulmonary function may crumple in any respiratory ailment, the case in point being all too often respiratory tract infections. Chapters contribute to the latest thinking on molecular mechanisms underpinning pulmonary function, on patient care and attempt to keep up-to-date with current clinical and research progress. The book will be of interest to both clinicians and biomedical researchers.


Airway Inflammation Bioaerosol Exposure Lung Function Respiratory Infections Spirometry

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of NursingPublic Higher Medical Professional School in OpoleOpolePoland

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