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Clinical Respiratory Physiology
1st Edition - January 1, 1975
Author: Luke Harris
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Clinical Respiratory Physiology covers the practical aspects and theoretical concepts of applied respiratory physiology. The book describes the methods of measuring ventilator… Read more
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Clinical Respiratory Physiology covers the practical aspects and theoretical concepts of applied respiratory physiology. The book describes the methods of measuring ventilator capacity, lung volumes, ventilation, diffusion, cardiac output, and ventilation-perfusion rates. The text also tackles methods of measuring airway resistance and blood gases. Compliance and work of breathing, acid-base regulation, and tests of cardiorespiratory function during exercise are also looked into. Junior doctors working in respiratory units, technicians in respiratory laboratories, general physicians, and senior medical students will find the book useful.
Symbols and AbbreviationsChapter 1 Ventilatory Capacity (Timed Spirometry)Chapter 2 Lung Volumes Helium Dilution Nitrogen Washout PlethysmographyChapter 3 Ventilation Minute Volumes Dead Space Alveolar VentilationChapter 4 Oxygen Consumption and Carbon Dioxide OutputChapter 5 Diffusion Steady State Single Breath and RebreathingChapter 6 Cardiac Output (Pulmonary Blood Flow) Direct and Indirect Fick Plethysmography Dye DilutionChapter 7 Ventilation-Perfusion Ratios Radioactive Xenon Shunts Alveolar-Arterial GradientsChapter 8 Compliance and work of breathing Pressure-Volume CurvesChapter 9 Airway Resistance Pressure-Flow Curves Interrupter Plethysmograph Specific ConductanceChapter 10 Blood Gases Arterial and Venous Pressures and Content for O2 and CO2Chapter 11 Acid-Base Regulation Respiratory and Metabolic Acidaemia and Alkalaemia Mixed DisturbancesChapter 12 Exercise StudiesAppendix 1 Patterns of Disturbed FunctionAppendix 2 Temperature and Pressure CorrectionsBibliographyIndex