This book offers a state-of-the-art description of the complexity of the healthy and pathological respiratory system, with particular reference to the mechanics of the airways, lung and chest wall. Detailed information is provided on new insights into the mechanics of breathing that have been obtained through technological innovations in measurement systems, cutting-edge modeling techniques and novel approaches to functional imaging of the respiratory system. It is explained how these advances permit the assessment of emerging treatment approaches, including new drugs, innovative surgical techniques and modes of mechanical ventilation and new forms of rehabilitation. In order to ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject, the editor has assembled a multidisciplinary team of authors comprising basic scientists in respiratory medicine, chest and intensive care physicians and bioengineers involved in both modeling and instrumentation. The book is intended for intensive care physicians, respirologists, physiologists, rehabilitation specialists, basic scientists in respiration, research and clinical fellows, biomedical engineers involved with respiratory mechanics and respiratory therapists. They will update their knowledge and improve their clinical expertise.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Number of pages: 411
Weight: 869 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 201
From the book reviews:
"This is the second edition of a book describing the imaging and physiology of the process of breathing as applied to common clinical situations. ... Intensivists, particularly those with an interest in cardiopulmonary critical care, are the intended audience for this work emanating from an international group of authorities ... . This is an important update of book that's characterized by a unique blend of physiology and clinical applications." (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, September, 2014)