© 1999

Basics of Respiratory Mechanics and Artificial Ventilation

  • J. Milic-Emili
  • U. Lucangelo
  • A. Pesenti
  • W. A. Zin

Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Basics of Respiratory Mechanics

  3. The Work of the Respiratory System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. N. B. Pride
      Pages 145-152
    3. M. C. Olivei, C. Galbusera, M. Zanierato, G. Iotti
      Pages 161-164
    4. J. Milic-Emili, E. Rocca, E. D’Angelo
      Pages 165-175
  4. Artificial Ventilation — Principles, Techniques, Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. P. Pelosi, M. Resta, L. Gattinoni
      Pages 179-189

About this book


Management of the intensive care patient afflicted by respiratory insufficiency requires knowledge of the pathophysiological basis for altered functions. The etiology and therapy of pulmonary diseases, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are highly complex. While physiologists and pathophysiologists work prevalently with theoretical modes, clinicians employ sophisticated ventilation support technologies in the attempt to understand the pathophysiological mechanisms of the pulmonary diseases which can present with varying grades of severity. Despite the availability of advanced technologies it is common to personalize the treatment protocol according to the patient's physiologic structure.Given the complexity and difficulties of treating respiratory disease, a strong collaboration between clinicians and physiologists is of fundamtental importance.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Milic-Emili
    • 1
  • U. Lucangelo
    • 2
  • A. Pesenti
    • 3
  • W. A. Zin
    • 4
  1. 1.Meakins-Christie LaboratoriesMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain TherapyUniversity of Trieste, Cattinara HospitalItaly
  3. 3.Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive CareNew S. Gerardo HospitalMonzaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Biophysic “Carlos Chagas Filho” Laboratory of Respiratory PhysiologyFederal University of Rio de JaneiroBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Basics of Respiratory Mechanics and Artificial Ventilation
  • Editors J. Milic-Emili
    U. Lucangelo
    A. Pesenti
    W.A. Zin
  • Series Title Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-88-470-0046-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-2273-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 254
  • Number of Illustrations 55 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Internal Medicine
    Pneumology/Respiratory System
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