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Pulmonary Function Tests in Clinical Practice

  • Ali Altalag
  • Jeremy Road
  • Pearce Wilcox
  • Kewan Aboulhosn
  • Provides a simplified approach to interpreting most diagnostic tests in the field of respiratory medicine

  • Features up to date and accurate information covering well established and emerging tests methods

  • Highly illustrated and well referenced for further reading

Book

Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox, Kewan Aboulhosn
    Pages 1-40
  3. Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox, Kewan Aboulhosn
    Pages 41-63
  4. Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox, Kewan Aboulhosn
    Pages 65-78
  5. Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox, Kewan Aboulhosn
    Pages 79-97
  6. Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox, Kewan Aboulhosn
    Pages 99-118
  7. Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox, Kewan Aboulhosn
    Pages 119-136
  8. Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox, Kewan Aboulhosn
    Pages 137-167
  9. Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox, Kewan Aboulhosn
    Pages 169-194
  10. Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox, Satvir S. Dhillon, Jordan A. Guenette
    Pages 195-264
  11. Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox, Kewan Aboulhosn
    Pages 265-317
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 319-335

About this book

Introduction

This revised and updated book provides a simplified approach to interpreting most diagnostic tests in the field of respiratory medicine. Easy to understand and practical, it contains more than 125 illustrated diagrams and over 50 tables with essential information that summarize the various diagnostic tests and interpretative approaches in a simple and understandable fashion. Of special note are chapters on exercise testing and diagnostic tests for sleep disorders, the latter a new and emerging field. This new edition contains revised information based on the newest ATS guidelines.

Pulmonary Function Tests in Clinical Practice Second Edition assists residents and fellows in internal medicine, pulmonology, allergology and critical care by explaining the key information obtained from lung volume measurement and increases understanding of pulmonary function tests within the modern diagnostic armamentarium.

Keywords

Pulmonary Function Tests lung lung function medicine muscle sleep Pulse Oximetry Electroencephalography Respiratory Sleep Disorders Exercise testing

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Altalag
    • 1
  • Jeremy Road
    • 2
  • Pearce Wilcox
    • 3
  • Kewan Aboulhosn
    • 4
  1. 1.Prince Sultan Military Medical CityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  4. 4.University of British ColumbiaVictoriaCanada

About the editors

Dr. Altalag is a senior consultant intensivist, pulmonologist and echocardiographist in the department of intensive care services at Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC), Riyadh. He did his training in pulmonology at the University of British Columbia and in adult critical care and echocardiography at the University of Toronto. He is currently the head of the adult general intensive care unit at PSMMC and is also the founder and former director of the Saudi Thoracic Imaging Group (STIG) at the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS). His main interests beside pulmonary function tests are point-of-care ultrasonography and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for the critical ill patients.

Dr Road is Professor of Medicine and respirologist at University of British Columbia. He is medical director of the Pulmonary Function laboratory at UBC and Vancouver General Hospitals. He has been a member of the Lung Function Committee of the Canadian Thoracic Society and a member of the Diagnostic Accreditation Program Lung Function Committee of BC. Dr Road has had an ongoing interest in Quality Control in lung function testing. His research and clinical interests include respiratory muscle function and control as well as home ventilation and COPD.

Dr. Wilcox is a Respirologist at St. Paul's Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is the Medical Director of the Providence Health Care Pulmonary Function Laboratory at St. Paul's Hospital and a Co-Director of the Scleroderma Respiratory Clinic. He is the Medical Director for the UBC Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program based at St. Paul's Hospital. He is associated with the James Hogg Research Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital and the UBC Institute of Heart and Lung Health. His research interests include clinical research in cystic fibrosis as well as pulmonary manifestations of connective tissue disorders. He is also certified by  the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr Aboulhosn is a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia and a Respirologist in Victoria, BC with a clinical focus on adult cystic fibrosis (CF) and professional interest in exercise-induced respiratory disease. His practice includes General Respirology, sleep medicine, CF, as well as bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pulmonary Function Tests in Clinical Practice
  • Editors Ali Altalag
    Jeremy Road
    Pearce Wilcox
    Kewan Aboulhosn
  • Series Title In Clinical Practice
  • Series Abbreviated Title In Clinical Practice
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93650-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-93649-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-93650-5
  • Series ISSN 2199-6652
  • Series E-ISSN 2199-6660
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages VIII, 335
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Emergency Medicine
    Thoracic Surgery
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