Respiratory System and Artificial Ventilation

  • Umberto Lucangelo
  • Paolo Pelosi
  • Walter A. Zin
  • Andrea Aliverti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Properties of the Respiratory System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. B. Santos, L. K. S. Nagato, W. A. Zin
      Pages 3-14
    3. W. A. Zin, V. R. Cagido
      Pages 27-35
    4. W. A. Zin, V. R. Cagido
      Pages 37-44
  3. Interactions Between Pulmonary Circulation and Ventilation

  4. Monitoring of the Respiratory Mechanics

  5. Acute Lung Injury-ARDS, Controlled Mechanical Ventilation in ARDS and the Open Lung Concept

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. D. Chiumello, C. S. Valente Barbas, P. Pelosi
      Pages 101-117
    3. E. Crimi, L. Del Sorbo, V. M. Ranieri
      Pages 119-137
    4. U. Lucangelo, S. Gramaticopolo, B. Bacer
      Pages 139-152
    5. C. Preis, D. Gommers, B. Lachmann
      Pages 153-163
  6. Nosocomial Pneumonia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. A. Liapikou, M. Valencia, A. Torres
      Pages 167-188
  7. Prone Ventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. L. Blanch, U. Lucangelo
      Pages 197-207
    3. G. Voggenreiter
      Pages 209-217
  8. Old and New Artificial Ventilation Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. V. Antonaglia, S. Pascotto, F. Piller
      Pages 221-235
    3. U. Lucangelo, S. Gramaticopolo, L. Fontanesi
      Pages 237-244
  9. Non-invasive Ventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. G. Chidini, D. d’Onofrio, E. Calderini
      Pages 277-295
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 297-299

About this book


Respiratory system and artificial ventilation are key topics when considering the main aspects of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine: assisted ventilation techniques are essential to preserve the patient’s life, but just as any other treatments they can be also extremely pernicious.

Scientific research and clinical evidences are equally fundamental in investigating the best methods to provide effective support and increase positive outcomes. It is obviously desirable that this knowledge and know-how are widely shared among scientists and practitioners. With this purpose, the book includes contributions by an international panel of authors and gathers their varied and valuable expertise up to illustrate principles, study results and case experiences on respiratory physiopathology, respiratory mechanics, respiratory functions monitoring, artificial ventilation and diagnostic radiology in respiratory dysfunction failure.

We trust it can represent a precious reference for professionals in their ongoing self-improvement process to increase skilfulness. Furthermore, we hope that this book can serve as a useful learning tool for medical students and can contribute to the education of future anaesthesiologists and intensivists.


Atmen COPD Lung Trauma artificial ventilation diagnosis intensive care medicine monitoring non-invasive ventilation respiratory system

Editors and affiliations

  • Umberto Lucangelo
    • 1
  • Paolo Pelosi
    • 2
  • Walter A. Zin
    • 3
  • Andrea Aliverti
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Perioperative Medicine Intensive Care and Emergency Cattinara HospitalTrieste University School of MedicineTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Department of Clinical ScienceUniversity of InsubriaVareseItaly
  3. 3.Laboratory of Respiration Physiology Carlos Chagas Filho Institute of BiophysicsFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  4. 4.TMB Laboratory Department of BioengineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0764-2
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0765-9
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