Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology E-Book , 7th Edition

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· The most comprehensive single book in existence on respiratory physiology, which provides the reader with information on all aspects of respiratory physiology from basic science to clinical applications in a single volume.
· Covers respiratory physiology in health, disease and many other situations such as exercise, sleep, smoking, anaesthesia, drowning, anaemia and pregnancy. Environmental factors such as altitude, flying, high pressure, closed environments and air pollution are also covered

· The only book that combines detailed descriptions of respiration in both normal and abnormal situations, particularly in respiratory disease.
· Liberally illustrated with simple, clear, line diagrams and tables.

Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, Seventh Edition covers all aspects of respiratory physiology in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments, from basic science to clinical applications.

  • Includes functional anatomy, mechanics, control of breathing, ventilation, circulation, ventilation-perfusion matching, diffusion, carbon dioxide and oxygen, and non-respiratory functions of the lung.
  • Discusses the effects of pregnancy, exercise, sleep, altitude, pressure, drowning, smoking, anaesthesia, hypocapnia, hypercarbia, hypoxia, hyperoxia, and anaemia on respiratory physiology.
  • Explores specific clinical disorders such as ventilatory failure, airways disease, pulmonary vascular disease, parenchymal lung disease, and acute lung injury, as well as the physiological basis of current therapies, including artificial ventilation, extrapulmonary gas exchange, and lung transplantation.
  • Chapter on Parenchymal Lung Disease has been specifically expanded to include the physiology and pathology of the pleural space and lung cancer.
  • Contains a new chapter on Pulmonary Surgery, covering a wide range of surgical interventions  from bronchoscopy to lung resection.
  • Includes almost 500 new references to the literature.

The result is an invaluable source for those preparing for examinations in anaesthesia and intensive care, as well as an essential purchase for practitioners who want quick reference to current knowledge.

Key Features
  • Describes respiration in health and disease and in normal and abnormal situations, to help readers manage all conditions they see in their practices.
  • Examines the respiratory effects of exercise, sleep, smoking, anaesthesia, drowning, anaemia, pregnancy, and other events as well as environmental factors such as altitude, flying, high pressure, closed environments, and air pollution on respiration.
  • Maintains the clarity of style and single-author approach of previous editions through the close collaboration of Andrew Lumb and John Nunn.
  • Makes difficult concepts easy to understand and apply with nearly 300 illustrations.
ISBN 9780702054167-vst
Author Informaiton By Andrew B. Lumb, MB, BS, FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia, St James's Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Table of Content

Part 1 Basic Principles
1 The Atmosphere
2 Functional Anatomy of the Respiratory Tract
3 Elastic Forces and Lung Volumes
4 Respiratory System Resistance
5 Control of Breathing
6 Pulmonary Ventilation
7 The Pulmonary Circulation
8 Distribution of Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion
9 Diffusion of Respiratory Gases
10 Carbon Dioxide
11 Oxygen
12 Non-respiratory Functions of the Lung
13 The History of Respiratory Physiology

Part 2 Applied Physiology

14 Pregnancy, Neonates and Children
15 Exercise
16 Sleep
17 High Altitude and Flying
18 High Pressure and Diving
19 Respiration in Closed Environments and Space
20 Drowning
21 Smoking and Air Pollution
22 Anaesthesia
23 Changes in the Carbon Dioxide Partial Pressure
24 Hypoxia
25 Anaemia
26 Hyperoxia and Oxygen Toxicity

Part 3 Physiology of Pulmonary Disease

27 Ventilatory Failure
28 Airways Disease
29 Pulmonary Vascular Disease
30 Diseases of the Lung Parenchyma and Pleura
31 Acute Lung Injury
32 Respiratory Support and Artificial Ventilation
33 Pulmonary Surgery

Appendix A
Physical quantities and units of measurement

Appendix B
The gas laws

Appendix C
Conversion factors for gas volumes

Appendix D
Symbols and abbreviations

Appendix E
Mathematical functions relevant to respiratory physiology

Publication Date 25-09-2012

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