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Pulmonary Function Testing is a practical text covering the most commonly performed pulmonary function tests including fundamental hints and suggestions on test performance. This comprehensive text is an ideal resource to teach students about basic pulmonary function tests, and a useful guide for practitioners who would like additional information on commonly performed tests. Each chapter reviews a particular pulmonary function test or common group of tests and includes a brief look at relevant physiology and pertinent background information, technical factors that affect the test, relevant instrumentation, calculations, cases, self-assessment questions, and references. Pulmonary Function Testing is an ideal guide for both classroom learning and application in the clinical setting.The Third Edition includes updated material including the latest professional society recommendations. The Third Edition includes new expanded chapters covering Maximal Inspiratory Testing, Expiratory Pressures Testing, Pediatrics, Blood Gases, and Reference Values. The most commonly performed exercise tests are separated into individual chapters to allow a full overview of each test.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Reviewersp. ix
Contributing Authorp. xi
Forced Spirometry and Related Testsp. 1
Lung Volumesp. 69
Single-Breath Carbon Monoxide Diffusing Capacityp. 113
Airway Resistance by Body Plethysmographyp. 143
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testp. 159
Six-Minute Walk Testp. 201
Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction Testp. 211
Bronchial Challenge Testing with Pharmacological Agentsp. 223
Maximal Inspiratory and Expiratory Pressuresp. 257
Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testingp. 263
Blood Gases and Associated Technologiesp. 281
Pulmonary Function Testing Reference (Predicted) Valuesp. 333
Answers to Self-Assessment Questionsp. 343
Conversion of Volumesp. 347
Mathematics of Boyle's Lawp. 351
Pulmonary Terms, Symbols, and Definitionsp. 353
Calculation of Mean and Standard Deviationp. 359
Indexp. 361
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