This practical, easy-to-read guide successfully meets the needs of pulmonary fellows, pulmonary clinicians, respiratory therapists, and nurses. Filled with tables, graphs, and illustrative cases, the book helps readers fully understand the clinical utility of pulmonary function tests.This Second Edition includes new information on a surrogate test for FVC, new ATS standards and procedures for bronchoprovocation, and use of CT to measure lung volume and detect emphysema and pulmonary embolism. The sections on preoperative pulmonary function testing and tests of exercise capacity have been expanded. This edition also includes teaching pearls on when to test and what to order and an algorithm for interpreting tests.
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