Pocket Guide to Spirometry

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9780070134645: Pocket Guide to Spirometry

"The Pocket Guide to Spirometry, 2e" is an invaluable guide for medical practitioners and health professionals involved in the performance and interpretation of spirometry. Spirometry is the most commonly used method for assessing lung function. It is one of the primary tools used for the diagnosis, assessment and management of many respiratory diseases including asthma and COPD. Growing worldwide incidence of asthma and COPD as a major ongoing condition means spirometry is of high relevance to a broad range of health professionals. This handbook covers essentials facts about spirometry including what it is and how it can be used effectively, how the test is performed and interpreted, different types of spirometers and some common pitfalls and problems. Features new to this edition include: updating throughout to align with new international standards as the European ERS 1993 and American ATS 1995 have been merged; alignment with current terminology and practice, particularly on predicted values; new lung function reference tables with lower limits of normal providing more accurate parameters for decision making, and new tables for children and adolescents; coverage of new index of spirometry based on a six second expiration; and, reference to an online spirometry buyer's guide for currency with equipment and manufacturing details.

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  • Adopts a user-friendly approach for non-specialists.

    Presented in a manual format with a glossary and basic information.

    Explains how to interpret test results.

    Follows government guidelines.

  • About the Author:

    David P. Johns is Associate Professor and a consultant clinical respiratory scientist at the University of Tasmania and the Royal Hobart Hospital.

    Rob Pierce is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Institute for Breathing and Sleep at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre in Victoria.

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