Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 8, 2009 - Medical - 648 pages
  • The only text to cover lung function assessment from first principles including methodology, reference values and interpretation
  • New for this edition:
    - More illustrations to convey concepts clearly to the busy physician

    - Text completely re-written in a contemporary style: includes user-friendly equations and more diagrams

    - New material covering the latest advances in the treatment of lung function, including more on sleep-related disorders, a stronger clinical and practical bias and more on new techniques and equipment

    - Uses the standard Vancouver referencing system

What the experts say:

"I have always considered Dr Cotes' book the most authoritative book published on lung function. It is also the most comprehensive."
Dr Robert Crapo, Pulmonary Division, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, USA

"I think I can fairly speak on behalf of staff in lung function departments the length and breadth of the country - that a sixth edition of Cotes would be gratefully received."
Dr Brendan Cooper, Clinical Respiratory Scientist, Nottingham City Hospital


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Part 2 Physiology and Measurement of Lung Function
Part 3 Normal Variation in Lung Function
Part 4 Exercise
Part 5 Breathing During Sleep
Part 6 Potentially Adverse Environments
Part 7 Lung Function in Clinical Practice

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About the author (2009)

John E Cotes, Visitor, University Department of Physiological Sciences, Formerly Reader in Respiratory Physiology, External Scientific Staff of Medical Research Council, and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

David J Chinn, Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology, Centre for Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

Martin R Miller, Consultant Physician, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

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