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Interpreting Lung Function Tests: A Step-by Step Guide

ISBN: 978-1-118-40546-8
184 pages
July 2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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Lung function assessment is the central pillar of modern respiratory diagnosis, providing invaluable information to assist in clinical decision making and management strategies.Interpreting Lung Function Tests: A Step-by Step Guide is a practical “how-to” training manual, which provides the reader with the necessary skills to interpret lung function test results, and to write a concise and informative report on the outcome.

Interpreting Lung Function Tests: A Step-by Step Guide  

  • provides unique guidance on the reporting of pulmonary function tests, including illustrative cases and sample reports.
  • utilizes the many references available on interpretation of lung function and provides a teaching/reference tool for report writing of lung function results routinely performed in clinical practice.
  • provides the reader with the skill to interpret and write a concise, yet informative report
  • provides examples of results and written reports (with commentary where necessary as further explanation).
  • focuses primarily on tests performed as part of routine clinical testing: spirometry, static lung volumes, gas transfer, bronchial provocation tests, and maximal respiratory pressures.

Interpreting Lung Function Tests: A Step-by Step Guideis a superb new resource to educate medical students, junior doctors, family physicians, as well as advanced trainee physicians specializing in respiratory medicine, respiratory scientists, and respiratory physicians

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Table of Contents

About the authors vii

Forewords ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgement xiii

1 General features of interpretation and report writing 1

2 Spirometry 13

3 Static lung volumes 37

4 Carbon monoxide transfer factor: single breath method 53

5 Tests of respiratory muscle strength 79

6 Bronchial provocation tests 99

7 The importance of quality tests 117

8 When the results do not fit the rules 139

Glossary 161

Index 165

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