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Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests A Practical Guide

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ISBN-10: 0781778824

ISBN-13: 9780781778824

Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Robert E. Hyatt, Paul D. Scanlon, Masao Nakamura

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Now in its Third Edition, this practical guide successfully meets the needs of pulmonary physicians, respiratory therapists, and nurses. Filled with tables, graphs, and illustrative cases, the book helps readers fully understand the clinical utility of pulmonary function tests. This edition includes new information on the forced oscillation technique for measuring respiratory system resistance. Also included is a discussion of measurement of exhaled nitric oxide, which is becoming useful in the study of asthma. Other highlights include nearly fifty new illustrative cases and current American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Task Force guidelines on standardization of pulmonary…    
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Book details

List price: $86.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 7/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Abbreviations
Spirometry: Dynamic Lung Volumes
Static (Absolute) Lung Volumes
Diffusing Capacity of the Lungs
Bronchodilators and Bronchial Challenge Testing
Arterial Blood Gases
Other Tests of Lung Mechanics: Resistance and Compliance
Distribution of Ventilation
Maximal Respiratory Pressures
Preoperative Pulmonary Function Testing
Simple Tests of Exercise Capacity
Patterns in Various Diseases
When to Test and What to Order
Approaches to Interpreting Pulmonary Function Tests
Illustrative Cases