Mechanics of Breathing

New Insights from New Technologies

  • Andrea Aliverti
  • Antonio Pedotti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Physiological and Pathophysiological Aspects of Mechanics of Breathing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter T. Macklem
      Pages 3-10
    3. Lee M. Romer, Jerome A. Dempsey
      Pages 11-24
    4. Simonetta Baraldo, Riccardo Cazzuffi, Erica Bazzan, Fabrizio Luppi, Graziella Turato, Marina Saetta
      Pages 25-36
    5. Vito Brusasco
      Pages 37-51
    6. Pierantonio Laveneziana, Katherine A. Webb, Denis E. O’Donnell
      Pages 73-97
    7. Göran Hedenstierna, João B. Borges
      Pages 99-120
  3. Assessment of Mechanics of Breathing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Flemming Madsen, Jann Mortensen, Birgitte Hanel, Ole F. Pedersen
      Pages 123-136
    3. Daniel Navajas, Raffaele L. Dellacà, Ramon Farré
      Pages 137-148
    4. Zafeiris Louvaris, Spyros Zakynthinos, Ioannis Vogiatzis
      Pages 169-181
    5. Giorgio Scano, Giulia Innocenti-Bruni, Loredana Stendardi, Francesco Gigliotti
      Pages 183-194
    6. Sylvia Verbanck, Manuel Paiva
      Pages 195-212
  4. Assessment of Mechanics of Breathing: Functional Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Andrea Aliverti, Francesca Pennati, Caterina Salito
      Pages 215-229
    3. Nicola Scichilone, Robert H. Brown
      Pages 231-245
    4. Jason C. Woods, Dmitriy A. Yablonskiy, Mark S. Conradi
      Pages 247-267
    5. Jose G. Venegas, Dominic Layfield, Scott Harris, Elliot Greenblatt, Tilo Winkler
      Pages 283-308
  5. Different Treatment and Mechanics of Breathing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Peter Calverley
      Pages 311-321
    3. Didier Saey, Marc-André Caron, Richard Debigaré, François Maltais
      Pages 323-338
    4. Maria Vargas, Iole Brunetti, Paolo Pelosi
      Pages 353-364
    5. Raffaele L. Dellacà, Pasquale P. Pompilio, Ramon Farré, Daniel Navajas, Emanuela Zannin
      Pages 381-395
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 397-411

About this book


This book offers a state-of-the-art description of the complexity of the healthy and pathological respiratory system, with particular reference to the mechanics of the airways, lung and chest wall. Detailed information is provided on new insights into the mechanics of breathing that have been obtained through technological innovations in measurement systems, cutting-edge modeling techniques and novel approaches to functional imaging of the respiratory system. It is explained how these advances permit the assessment of emerging treatment approaches, including new drugs, innovative surgical techniques and modes of mechanical ventilation and new forms of rehabilitation. In order to ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject, the editor has assembled a multidisciplinary team of authors comprising basic scientists in respiratory medicine, chest and intensive care physicians and bioengineers involved in both modeling and instrumentation. The book is intended for intensive care physicians, respirologists, physiologists, rehabilitation specialists, basic scientists in respiration, research and clinical fellows, biomedical engineers involved with respiratory mechanics and respiratory therapists. They will update their knowledge and improve their clinical expertise.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Aliverti
    • 1
  • Antonio Pedotti
    • 2
  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5646-6
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5647-3
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