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Pulmonary Function Tests in Clinical Practice

  • Provides a simplified approach to interpreting most diagnostic tests in the field of respiratory medicine

  • Up to date and accurate information covering well establised and emerging tests methods

  • Highly illustrated and well referenced for further reading

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  • ISBN: 978-1-84882-231-3
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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Spirometry

    • Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox
    Pages 1-35
  3. Lung Volumes

    • Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox
    Pages 37-57
  4. Gas Transfer

    • Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox
    Pages 59-69
  5. Bronchial Challenge Testing

    • Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox
    Pages 71-79
  6. Respiratory Muscle Function & Other Pulmonary Function Studies

    • Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox
    Pages 81-89
  7. Approach to PFT Interpretation

    • Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox
    Pages 91-105
  8. Illustrative Cases on PFT

    • Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox
    Pages 107-132
  9. Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation

    • Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox
    Pages 133-156
  10. Exercise Testing

    • Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox
    Pages 157-216
  11. Diagnostic Tests for Sleep Disorders

    • Ali Altalag, Jeremy Road, Pearce Wilcox
    Pages 217-264
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 265-285

About this book

Pulmonary Function Tests in Clinical Practice is an unique book providing 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.

The book 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
  • thoracic surgery

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This comprehensive book succinctly details all areas of pulmonary function … . Anyone already educated in pulmonary physiologic assessment would find this book reinforcing. … The book achieves its likely intended goals well. … I would recommend it highly to anyone in related subspecialty disciplines, and personally would consider it a very practical resource that I would add to my personal library." (Joel C. Sediman, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2009)

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-84882-231-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout