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Pulmonary Function Indices in Critical Care Patients

Authors: Brunner, Josef X., Wolff, Gunther

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Respiration is a unique topic among various subdisciplines of physiology. Physiolo­ gists and clinicians are now able to communicate quantitative functional properties of lung mechanics and gas exchange in the language of the engineer, physicist and mathematician. This is largely due to intensive and stimulating work during the last decades of brilliant minds in a handful of excellent schools in the international family of physiologists. Among these founders of respiratory physiology are a number of clinicians, and they have. taken significant ,part both in shaping the theoretical knowledge to clinical applicability and developing technical devices for diagnosis and therapy in pulmonology. However, the theory behind the evaluation of measure­ ments, and their interpretation in terms of clinical function tests, is so confusingly complex that the ordinary physician, not specifically trained in respiratory physiol­ ogy, finds himself unable to critically apply these techniques. We, therefore, need descriptions of respiratory physiology and of its clinical application presented in the language of the clinician. And that is what this book is meant to be. Written by an expert in electrical and biomedical engineering, and by an expert in intensive care medicine, this text constitutes an "operational manual" of clinical respiratory physiology. It does not intend to be another textbook of basic respiratory physiology or pathophysiology. This book not only addresses practical clinicians, particularly those of intensive care medicine, by describing the essentials of clinically relevant respiratory knowledge.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Evaluation of Pulmonary Function in the intensive Care Patient

    Pages 7-17

    Brunner, Josef X., Dr. Sc. techn. (et al.)

  • Derivation of the Pulmonary Function Indices

    Pages 18-43

    Brunner, Josef X., Dr. Sc. techn. (et al.)

  • Assessment of Pulmonary Function Indices

    Pages 44-72

    Brunner, Josef X., Dr. Sc. techn. (et al.)

  • Application 1: Standard Values During Mechanical Ventilation After Cardiac Surgery

    Pages 73-82

    Brunner, Josef X., Dr. Sc. techn. (et al.)

  • Application II: A Study on Optimizing Mechanical Ventilation

    Pages 83-101

    Brunner, Josef X., Dr. Sc. techn. (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pulmonary Function Indices in Critical Care Patients
Authors
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-73040-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-73040-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-18432-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 171
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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