Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology

Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology

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By (author) Andrew B. Lumb

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  • Format: Hardback | 568 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 246mm x 28mm | 1,293g
  • Publication date: 8 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0702029963
  • ISBN 13: 9780702029967
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 476 illustrations (72 in full color)
  • Sales rank: 24,468

Product description

"Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, Seventh Edition" covers all aspects of respiratory physiology in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments, from basic science to clinical applications. This title: includes functional anatomy, mechanics, control of breathing, ventilation, circulation, ventilation-perfusion matching, diffusion, carbon dioxide and oxygen, and non-respiratory functions of the lung; discusses the effects of pregnancy, exercise, sleep, altitude, pressure, drowning, smoking, anaesthesia, hypocapnia, hypercarbia, hypoxia, hyperoxia, and anaemia on respiratory physiology; and, explores specific clinical disorders such as ventilatory failure, airways disease, pulmonary vascular disease, parenchymal lung disease, and acute lung injury, as well as the physiological basis of current therapies, including artificial ventilation, extrapulmonary gas exchange, and lung transplantation. Chapter on Parenchymal Lung Disease has been specifically expanded to include the physiology and pathology of the pleural space and lung cancer. It contains a new chapter on Pulmonary Surgery, covering a wide range of surgical interventions from bronchoscopy to lung resection. It includes almost 500 new references to the literature. The result is an invaluable source for those preparing for examinations in anaesthesia and intensive care, as well as an essential purchase for practitioners who want quick reference to current knowledge.

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Table of contents

Part 1 Basic Principles 1 The Atmosphere 2 Functional Anatomy of the Respiratory Tract 3 Elastic Forces and Lung Volumes 4 Respiratory System Resistance 5 Control of Breathing 6 Pulmonary Ventilation 7 The Pulmonary Circulation 8 Distribution of Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion 9 Diffusion of Respiratory Gases 10 Carbon Dioxide 11 Oxygen 12 Non-respiratory Functions of the Lung 13 The History of Respiratory Physiology Part 2 Applied Physiology 14 Pregnancy, Neonates and Children 15 Exercise 16 Sleep 17 High Altitude and Flying 18 High Pressure and Diving 19 Respiration in Closed Environments and Space 20 Drowning 21 Smoking and Air Pollution 22 Anaesthesia 23 Changes in the Carbon Dioxide Partial Pressure 24 Hypoxia 25 Anaemia 26 Hyperoxia and Oxygen Toxicity Part 3 Physiology of Pulmonary Disease 27 Ventilatory Failure 28 Airways Disease 29 Pulmonary Vascular Disease 30 Diseases of the Lung Parenchyma and Pleura 31 Acute Lung Injury 32 Respiratory Support and Artificial Ventilation 33 Pulmonary Surgery Appendix A Physical quantities and units of measurement Appendix B The gas laws Appendix C Conversion factors for gas volumes Appendix D Symbols and abbreviations Appendix E Mathematical functions relevant to respiratory physiology