The Thorax, ---Part B: Applied Physiology (In Three Parts), 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Thorax, ---Part B

Applied Physiology (In Three Parts), 2nd Edition

By Charis Roussos, Theodoros Vassilakopoulos

CRC Press

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This timely Second Edition of a landmark reference furnishes in-depth examinations of the latest developments in the physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical relevance of the respiratory muscles and chest wall-reflecting the explosion of information that has occurred since the publication of the previous edition.



The index…is thorough and generally easy to use…

…a superb reference for anyone with an interest in pulmonary mechanics and respiratory muscles…it will stand for many years as the single best source of information in the field.


Table of Contents

Part B: Applied Physiology

Methods of Measurement

Electrical Assessment of Respiratory Muscles, D.K. McKenzie and Simon C. Gandevia

Noninvasive Methods for Measuring Ventilation, F. Dennis McCool

Rib Motion in Health and Disease, John Jordanoglou

Pressures Developed by the Respiratory Muscles, Marc Decramer and Peter T. Macklem

Performance of Respiratory Muscles in Situ, Dudley F. Rochester and Gaspar A. Farkas

Strength of Respiratory Muscles, Fançois Bellemare

Respiratory Muscle Endurance in Humans, Thomas L. Clanton

Measurement of the Work of Breathing in the Critically Ill Patient, Apostolos Armaganidis and Charis Roussos

Assessment of Respiratory Sensation, Murray D. Altose

Ultrasonography, F. Dennis McCool and Frederic G. Hoppin, Jr.

Specific Applications

Speech, Marc Estenne and Luciano Zocchi

Cough: Physiological and Pathophysiological Considerations, Demosthenes Bouros, Nicholas Siafakas, and Malcom Green

The Thorax in Exercise, Kieran J. Killian, Mark Inman, and Norman L. Jones

Respiratory Muscle Activity During Sleep, Ailaing Xie and T. Douglas Bradley

Respiratory Muscle Fatigue, Charis Roussos, François Bellemare, and John Moxham

Inspiratory Pump Performance: A Pressure-Flow-Volume Framework, F. Dennis McCool, George E. Tzelepis, and Frederic G. Hoppin, Jr.

The Respiratory Muscles in Sepsis, Jorge Boczkowski and Michel Aubier

Gravity, Marc Estenne, Manuel Paiva, and Ludwig A. Engel

Chest Wall Mechanics in the Newborn, Sandra J. England, Claude Gaultier, and A.Charles Bryan

Respiration During Diving, Yves Jammes and Charis Roussos

Influence of Anesthesia on the Thorax, David O. Warner and Kai Rehder

Thorax-Lung Interaction, Charis Roussos and Ludwig A. Engel

Interaction Between the Circulatory and Ventilatory Pumps, Henry E. Fessler and Solbert Permutt

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Sheldon Magder and Robert A. Wise

Dynamics of Breathing in Ventilatory Failure, Rolf Hubmayr

Dyspnea, Kieran J. Killian, and E. J. Moran Campbell

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine