Table of contents
Section I: Introduction
1 How we came to have lungs and how our understanding of lung function has developed.
Section II: Foundations
2 Getting started.
3 Development and functional anatomy of the respiratory system.
4 Body size and anthropometric measurements.
5 Numerical interpretation of physiological variables.
6 Basic terminology and gas laws.
7 Basic equipment and measurement techniques.
8 Respiratory surveys: epidemiological methods.
9 The application of analytical technique applied to expired air as a means of monitoring airway and lung function
Section III: Physiology and measurement of lung function.
10 Anatomy and function of the thoracic cage and respiratory muscles.
11 Lung volumes.
12 Lung and chest wall elasticity.
13 Forced ventilation volumes and flows.
14 Theory and measurement of respiratory resistances.
15 The control of airway function and the assessment of airway calibre
16 Distribution, measurement and inter-relationship between ventilation and perfusion
17 Transfer of gases into the blood of alveolar capillaries.
18 Transfer factor for CO and NO.
19 Oxygen: uptake and transport in the blood
20 Carbon dioxide: gas exchange and acid base balance
21 Control of respiration.
22 Breathing sensation
23 Breathing function in newborn babies
Section IV: Normal variation in lung function
24 Normal lung function from childhood to old age.
25 Reference values for lung function in white (Caucasian) children and adults.
26 Reference values for lung function in non-Caucasians.
Section V: Exercise
27 Physiology of exercise and effects of lung disease on performance.
28 Exercise testing and interpretation, including reference values.
29 Assessment of exercise limitation, disability and residual ability.
30 Exercise in children
Section VI: Breathing during sleep
31 Breathing during sleep and its investigation.
Section VII: Potentially adverse environments
32 Hypobaria, high altitude, aviation physiology and medicine
33 Immersion in water, hyperbaria and hyperoxia including oxygen therapy.
34 Effects of cold and heat on the lung.
Section VIII: Lung function in clinical practice.
35 Strategies for assessment of lung function.
36 Patterns of abnormal lung function in lung disease
37 Lung function patterns in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung fibrosis.
38 Lung function in specific respiratory and systemic diseases: a compendium.
39 Pulmonary rehabilitation.
40 Lung function in relation to surgery, anaesthesia and intensive care