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Lung Function
Sixth edition
by J. E. Cotes

Lung Function covers lung function assessment from first principles including methodology, reference values and interpretation.

Lung Function features:

  • More illustrations to convey concepts clearly to the busy physician
  • Text completely re-written in a contemporary style: includes user-friendly equations and more diagrams
  • New material covering the latest advances in the treatment of lung function, including more on sleep-related disorders, a stronger clinical and practical bias and more on new techniques and equipment
  • Uses the standard Vancouver referencing system



  1. Early Developments and Future Prospects
  2. Getting Started
  3. Development and Functional Anatomy of the Respiratory System
  4. Body Size and Anthropometric Measurements
  5. Numerical Interpretation of Physiological Variables
  6. Basic Terminology and Gas Laws
  7. Basic Equipment and Measurement Techniques
  8. Respiratory Surveys

Physiology and Measurement of Lung Function

  1. Thoracic Cage and Respiratory Muscles
  2. Lung Volumes
  3. Lung and Chest Wall Elasticity
  4. Forced Ventilatory Volumes and Flows (Ventilatory Capacity)
  5. Determinants of Maximal Flows (Flow Limitation)
  6. Theory and Measurement of Respiratory Resistance (Including Whole Body Plethysmography)
  7. Control of Airway Calibre and Assessment of Changes
  8. Distribution of Ventilation
  9. Distribution and Measurement of Pulmonary Blood Flow
  10. Inter-relations Between Lung Ventilation and Perfusion
  11. Transfer of Gases into Blood in Alveolar Capillaries
  12. Transfer Factor (Diffusing Capacity) for Carbon Monoxide and Nitric Oxide
  13. The Oxygenation of Blood
  14. Gas Exchange for Carbon Dioxide and Acid-Base Balance
  15. Control of Respiration
  16. Newborn Babies, Infants and Young Children (Ages 06 years)

Normal Variation in Lung Function

  1. Normal Lung Function from Childhood to Old Age
  2. Reference Values for Lung Function in White (Caucasian) Children and Adults
  3. Genetic Diversity: Reference Values in non-Caucasians


  1. Physiology of Exercise and Changes Resulting from Lung Disease
  2. Exercise Testing and Interpretation, including Reference Values
  3. Assessment of Exercise Limitation, Disability and Residual Ability
  4. Exercise in Children

Breathing During Sleep

  1. Investigation and Physiology of Breathing During Sleep
  2. Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
  3. Potentially Adverse Environments
  4. Hypobaria: High Altitude and Aviation Physiology and Medicine
  5. Immersion in Water, Hyperbaria and Hyperoxia Including Oxygen Therapy
  6. Cold, Heat and the Lungs
  7. Airborne Respiratory Hazards: Features, Protective Mechanisms and Consequences

Lung Function in Clinical Practice

  1. Patterns of Abnormal Function in Lung Disease
  2. Strategies For Assessment
  3. Lung Function in Asthma, COPD, Emphysema and Diffuse Lung Fibrosis
  4. How Individual Diseases Affect Lung Function (Compendium)
  5. Lung Function in Relation to General Anaesthesia and Artificial Ventilation
  6. Lung Function in Relation to Surgery
  7. Pulmonary Rehabilitation


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Lung Function
Sixth edition
by J. E. Cotes

2006 636 pages $255.95 + shipping
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