Pocket Tutor Understanding ABGs & Lung Function Tests

by Muhunthan Thillai, Keith Hattotuwa, Peter SJ Bailey

This book focuses on the understanding ABGs & lung function tests second edition. Lung function and arterial blood gas tests are fundamental to many areas of medicine. This book describes key respiratory terminology and then provides a step-by-step guide to understanding the tests, defining abnormal results and interpreting key abnormalities. This background information (Chapters 1–3) is then used to explain common systemic ABG and lung function abnormalities (Chapters 4–8). The second edition of the book extensively revised the introductory chapters on the core science that underpins lung function testing and the analysis of ABGs. In doing so, this book clearly explain these principles to a new generation of medical students, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and health professionals who evaluate patients with lung disease. This book also expanded the chapters on asthma and COPD to reflect the latest management guidelines, and to show how lung function testing and ABG analysis remain of vital importance in the management of lung disease. This book also included as many real-life clinical scenarios as possible which will further guide the interpretation of ABG and lung function results in your own daily clinical practice.

Book Series: Pocket Tutor


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Thillai Muhunthan
Imperial College London, London, UK
Interstitial Lung Disease Unit, Royal Papworth Hospital; University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
2. Hattotuwa Keith
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK
3. Bailey Peter SJ University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
ISBN 9781909836853
Speciality Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18246
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2020
Pages 184
Book Type Professional


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