Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: A Practical Guide

Interpretation of Pulmonary Function TestsBy

  • Robert E Hyatt
  • Paul D Scanlon
  • Masao Nakamura

Now in its Third Edition, this practical guide successfully meets the needs of pulmonary physicians, respiratory therapists, and nurses. Filled with tables, graphs, and illustrative cases, the book helps readers fully understand the clinical utility of pulmonary function tests.

This edition includes new information on the forced oscillation technique for measuring respiratory system resistance. Also included is a discussion of measurement of exhaled nitric oxide, which is becoming useful in the study of asthma. Other highlights include nearly fifty new illustrative cases and current American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Task Force guidelines on standardization of pulmonary function testing and interpretation.

  • NEW! Information on the forced oscillation technique for measuring respiratory system resistance
  • NEW! Discussion of exhaled nitric oxide testing, which is becoming useful in the study of asthma
  • NEW! Current American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Task Force guidelines on standardization of pulmonary function testing and interpretation
  • NEW! Nearly fifty new illustrative cases
  • Practical, clinical focus
  • Concise presentation
  • Numerous tables, graphs, and illustrative cases

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