Pulmonary Function in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

  • Salvador Benito
  • Alvar Net

Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. J. Milic-Emili, C. Tantucci, M. Chassé, C. Corbeil
    Pages 1-8
  3. J. Sanchis, J. L. Díez-Betoret, J. Canet, P. Casan
    Pages 9-22
  4. P. Casan, J. Sanchis
    Pages 23-38
  5. R. Fernandez
    Pages 39-51
  6. L. Brochard
    Pages 52-61
  7. M. Aubier
    Pages 81-85
  8. S. Benito
    Pages 86-98
  9. D. Navajas, R. Farre, M. Rotger
    Pages 99-113
  10. J. Milic-Emili
    Pages 114-120
  11. J. DalľAva-Santucci, A. Armanganidis
    Pages 121-142
  12. J. Ibáñez, J. M. Raurich
    Pages 143-154
  13. R. Rodríguez-Roisin
    Pages 183-190
  14. H. Burchardi, T. Stokke
    Pages 191-207
  15. J. M. Raurich, J. Ibáñez
    Pages 208-220
  16. C. D. Hanning, D. M. Lassey
    Pages 221-233
  17. F. Clergue, E. Barre
    Pages 234-243
  18. Ll. Blanch
    Pages 251-266
  19. G. Annat, J. P. Viale, O. Bertrand, B. Delafosse, Y. Bouffard, J. Motin
    Pages 267-280
  20. M. Antonelli, M. Bufi, A. Gasparetto
    Pages 281-292
  21. A. Net, C. Triginer
    Pages 293-303
  22. G. Conti, J.-L. Teboul, M. Rocco, A. Gasparetto
    Pages 337-344
  23. L. Gattinoni, M. Bombino, P. Pelosi, F. Meda, L. Fagnoni, A. Moreto et al.
    Pages 345-351
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 353-355

About this book


This welcome addition to the series Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine emerges from the most recent of a series of meetings organized by Alvar Net and Salvador Benito of Barcelona. This gathering provided a forum for European intensive care specialists to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience on, the measurements feasible in mechanically ventilated patients. The scope was ambitious, ranging from basics like the measurement of airway pressure and blood gases to topics such as CT, MRI and the multiple inert gas elimination technique. The success of the meeting made publication a logical consequence. The book is unique in its breadth. The contributors, from numerous centers in Europe and North America, cover all tech­ niques employed in intensive care units, describing indications, contraindications, procedures, biases and complications. This volume will be an invaluable source for intensive care specialists and other clinicians. Alongside practical descriptions of procedures they employ routinely (spirometry, measurement of sys­ temic vascular oxygen pressure, Swan-Ganz catheterization, BOPA etc.), they will find accounts of such sophisticated techniques as on­ line measurement offunctional residual capacity, isotope determina­ tion of ventilation/perfusion ratios, diaphragmatic metabolism and peripheral oxygen exchange. I am especially happy to see the book published by Springer-Verlag, which has distinguished itself in the field of intensive care medicine.


Acute respiratory failure Akuter Atemstillstand Beatmung Künstliche Beatmung Lungenfunktion Pneumotachograph Trauma angiography lung function magnetic resonance spectroscopy mechanical ventilation spectroscopy tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Salvador Benito
    • 1
  • Alvar Net
    • 1
  1. 1.Servei de Medicina Intensiva Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-52650-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84209-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-6788
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