Applied Physiology in Respiratory Mechanics

  • J. Milic-Emili

Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XII
  2. C. Straus, I. Arnulf, T. Similowsky, J.-Ph. Derenne
    Pages 1-19
  3. A. De Troyer
    Pages 20-33
  4. S. Nava, F. Rubini
    Pages 34-38
  5. F. M. Robatto
    Pages 50-56
  6. P. V. Romero, C. Cañete, J. Lopez Aguilar, F. J. Romero
    Pages 57-72
  7. V. Antonaglia, A. Grop, F. Beltrame, U. Lucangelo, A. Gullo
    Pages 73-82
  8. M. J. Tobin, A. Jubran, F. Laghi
    Pages 83-94
  9. J. Milic-Emili
    Pages 95-106
  10. L. Brochard
    Pages 107-112
  11. V. M. Ranieri, L. Mascia, T. Fiore, R. Giuliani
    Pages 113-127
  12. D. Dreyfussl, G. Saumon
    Pages 128-133
  13. A. Versprille
    Pages 144-151
  14. G. Musch, M. E. Sparacino, A. Pesenti
    Pages 152-166
  15. R. Brandolese, U. Andreose
    Pages 167-177
  16. L. Blanch, P. Saura, U. Lucangelo, R. Fernandez, A. Artigas
    Pages 178-183
  17. R. Giuliani, V. M. Ranieri
    Pages 190-198
  18. P. V. Romero, J. Lopez Aguilar, L. Blanch
    Pages 199-210
  19. D. Navajas
    Pages 211-216
  20. R. J. Houmes, D. Gommers, K. L. So, B. Lachmann
    Pages 217-225
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 227-233

About this book


The close correlations between anatomo-functional data and clinical aspects are substantiated by the study and interpretation of the data of respiratory mechan­ ics. This field has developed to such an extent that, today, it is hard to single out one researcher who is an expert of the whole sector, whereas super experts can be found among scholars who, thanks to their studies and continuous comparisons, have contributed to the widening of knowledge and the development of that part of research which correlates some basic disciplines with clinical medicine. This notion is of paramount importance. Indeed, it has to be regarded as a starting point requiring a more precise definition. The analysis of data concern­ ing ventilation parameters is based on the use of mathematical models that are necessary to simplify the complexity of the various clinical situations. For a cor­ rect application and interpretation of data, the most recent technological acquisi­ tions in terms of ventilatory support require to be used as a function of simple mathematical models for the study, control and evolution of the lung diseases that concern the ICU. Thus, the need has arisen to compare the experience acquired in the field of applied physiology and in the clinical sector.


COPD Trauma fat gas exchange management mechanical ventilation mechanics monitoring patients pharmacology physiology research respiratory system stress ventilation

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Milic-Emili
    • 1
  1. 1.Respiratory Division, Meakins-Christie LaboratoriesMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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