Mechanics of Breathing

Mechanics of Breathing

Author: Andrea Aliverti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9788847056473

Category: Medical

Page: 411

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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.

Basics of Respiratory Mechanics and Artificial Ventilation

Basics of Respiratory Mechanics and Artificial Ventilation

Author: J. Milic-Emili

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9788847022737

Category: Medical

Page: 254

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Management of the intensive care patient afflicted by respiratory insufficiency requires knowledge of the pathophysiological basis for altered functions. The etiology and therapy of pulmonary diseases, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are highly complex. While physiologists and pathophysiologists work prevalently with theoretical modes, clinicians employ sophisticated ventilation support technologies in the attempt to understand the pathophysiological mechanisms of the pulmonary diseases which can present with varying grades of severity. Despite the availability of advanced technologies it is common to personalize the treatment protocol according to the patient's physiologic structure.Given the complexity and difficulties of treating respiratory disease, a strong collaboration between clinicians and physiologists is of fundamtental importance.

Mechanics of Breathing

Mechanics of Breathing

Author: Andrea Aliverti

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 8847001757

Category: Medical

Page: 371

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In the past few years, research into the mechanics of breathing has provided results which are opening new perspectives in understanding, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of some of the most important respiratory diseases that affect humans. The book includes the contributions of the leading basic and clinical scientists in this field and will present new insights into the mechanics of breathing by techniques such as optoelectronic plethysmography and other new methods of imaging the respiratory system (PET and SPECT scanning, dynamic MRI), together with new findings in physiology, COPD, asthma, intensive care and neuro-muscular disorders. 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.