Basics of Respiratory Mechanics and Artificial Ventilation

ISBN: 978-88-470-0046-9 (Print) 978-88-470-2273-7 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI

  2. Basics of Respiratory Mechanics

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      Pages 1-1

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      Principles of measurement of respiratory mechanics

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      Pages 9-19

      Statics of the respiratory system

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      Pages 21-35

      Respiratory mechanics during general anaesthesia in healthy subjects

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      Pages 37-57

      Resistance measurements. Forced oscillations and plethysmography

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      Pages 59-80

      Oscillatory mechanics: principles and clinical applications

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      Pages 81-85

      Resistance measurement in ventilator-dependent patients

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      Pages 87-94

      Mechanical models of the respiratory system: linear models

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      Pages 95-107

      Mechanical models of the respiratory system: non-linear and inhomogeneous models

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      Pages 109-118

      Mechanical implications of viscoelasticity

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      Pages 119-131

      Alveolar micromechanics

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      Pages 133-142

      Partitioning of lung responses into airway and tissue components

  3. The Work of the Respiratory System

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143

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      Pages 145-152

      How the diaphragm works in normal subjects

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      Pages 153-159

      How the diaphragm works in respiratory disease

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      Pages 161-164

      Evaluation of the inspiratory muscle mechanical activity during Pressure Support Ventilation

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      Pages 165-175

      Work of breathing

  4. Artificial Ventilation — Principles, Techniques, Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177

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      Pages 179-189

      Respiratory mechanics in ARDS

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      Pages 191-200

      Altered elastic properties of the respiratory system

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      Pages 201-206

      Intrinsic PEEP

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      Pages 207-221

      Gas-exchange in mechanically ventilated patients

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      Pages 223-235

      Effects of anaesthesia on respiratory mechanics

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