Pocket Guide to Spirometry

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Date

July 27, 2011

Format

Paperback, 160 pages

ISBN

0071016198 / 9780071016193

$

Your Price

60.00



Overview


Main description

The concise, invaluable guide for health professionals of all kinds, now in a third edition!

"Spirometry is an essential part of asthma management. This Pocket Guide provides straightforward advice on its importance, performance and measurement and demonstrates David Johns' amazing expertise and communications skills on this topic."--Kristine Whorlow, CEO, National Asthma Council Australia

The clinical interpretation of spirometry is critically dependent on the correct operation and accuracy of the spirometer, performance of the correct breathing maneuver, selection of the best results, and use of relevant predicted normal values. This third edition presents this vital information in a practical, systematic way.

The book has been thoroughly updated throughout and complies with the latest standards developed jointly by the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society and includes revised all-age predicted normal value tables in accordance with the latest research.


Table of contents

Foreword to the third edition
Foreword to the second edition
Foreword to the first edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the authors
Introduction
1. What is spirometry and what are its uses?
2. Measurement of ventilatory function
3. Measurements devices
4. How to do spirometry and the common problems
5. Infection control
6. Predicted normal values
7. Interpretation of spirometry
8. Case histories
9. Mechanics of breathing
10. Summary
Appendix A: Equipment standards and validation procedures
Appendix B: Correction of volume and flow to BTPS
Appendix C: Predicted normal values
Glossary
References
Useful websites
Index


Author comments

David P. Johns, PhD, CRFS, FANZSRS
Primary Research Fellow, Menzies Research Institute
University of Tasmania
Rob Pierce, MBBSA, MD, FRACP, FCCP
Former Professor/Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
University of Melbourne and Austin Hospital





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