Interpretation of pulmonary function tests : a practical guide /

Main Author: Hyatt, Robert E.
Other Authors: Scanlon, Paul D., Nakamura, Masao, M.D.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Philadelphia : Wolter Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009
Edition: 3rd ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.