Mechanics of Breathing

New Insights from New Technologies

Editors: Aliverti, Andrea, Pedotti, Antonio (Eds.)

  • Up-to-date description of new methods for measuring different aspects of the mechanics of breathing
  • Aid to understanding the mechanics of the airways, lung and chest wall
  • Description of the effects of innovative interventional techniques on respiratory function
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About this book

This book offers a state-of-the-art description of the complexity of the healthy and pathological respiratory system, with particular reference to the mechanics of the airways, lung and chest wall. Detailed information is provided on new insights into the mechanics of breathing that have been obtained through technological innovations in measurement systems, cutting-edge modeling techniques and novel approaches to functional imaging of the respiratory system. It is explained how these advances permit the assessment of emerging treatment approaches, including new drugs, innovative surgical techniques and modes of mechanical ventilation and new forms of rehabilitation. In order to ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject, the editor has assembled a multidisciplinary team of authors comprising basic scientists in respiratory medicine, chest and intensive care physicians and bioengineers involved in both modeling and instrumentation. The book is intended for intensive care physicians, respirologists, physiologists, rehabilitation specialists, basic scientists in respiration, research and clinical fellows, biomedical engineers involved with respiratory mechanics and respiratory therapists. They will update their knowledge and improve their clinical expertise.

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“This is the second edition of a book describing the imaging and physiology of the process of breathing as applied to common clinical situations. … Intensivists, particularly those with an interest in cardiopulmonary critical care, are the intended audience for this work emanating from an international group of authorities … . This is an important update of book that’s characterized by a unique blend of physiology and clinical applications.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2014)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • The Act of Breathing

    Macklem, Peter T.

    Pages 3-10

  • Work of Breathing During Exercise: Implications for Performance

    Romer, Lee M. (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • Pathology of COPD and Asthma

    Baraldo, Simonetta (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Pathophysiology of Airflow Obstruction

    Brusasco, Vito

    Pages 37-51

  • Role of Airway Smooth Muscle Mechanical Properties in the Regulation of Airway Caliber

    Gunst, Susan J.

    Pages 53-64

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanics of Breathing
Book Subtitle
New Insights from New Technologies
Editors
  • Andrea Aliverti
  • Antonio Pedotti
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-5647-3
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-5647-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-5646-6
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5792-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
IX, 411
Number of Illustrations and Tables
106 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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