Respiratory Pathophysiology

  • Shannon S. McKenna


The enormous topic of respiratory disease may be functionally organized, for the purposes of this manual, into the following general categories: Obstructive pulmonary disease Restrictive pulmonary disease Pulmonary vascular disease


Respiratory pathophysiology Obstructive pulmonary disease Restrictive pulmonary disease Pulmonary vascular disease 

Further Suggested Reading

  1. Ali J, Summer W, Levitzky M. Pulmonary pathophysiology. 2nd ed. New York: Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill; 2005.Google Scholar
  2. West J. Pulmonary pathophysiology: the essentials. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.Google Scholar
  3. Seigne P, Hartigan P, Body S. Anesthetic considerations for patients with severe emphysematous lung disease. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2000;38:1–23.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shannon S. McKenna
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  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain MedicineBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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