Lung function testing has evolved over the years from a tool purely used for research and is now a commonly utilised form of clinical investigation. This new book is clear, concise and easy to read, providing both the essential scientific information as well as focusing on the practical aspects of lung function testing. The book is designed so that different chapters can be read as stand-alone sections, but cross-referencing to the other chapters completes the picture for the interested reader.
- Respiratory structure and function
- Mechanics of breathing
- Pitfalls in spirometry
- Lung volume measurements
- Diffusion, gas exchange and blood gas measurements
- Basics of exercise and respiratory muscle testing
- Preoperative evaluation