Chapter 9. The Physiology of Gas Exchange

  1. Robert A. Stockley Professor1,
  2. Stephen I. Rennard Professor2,
  3. Klaus Rabe Professor3 and
  4. Bartolome Celli Professor4
  1. Robert Rodriguez-Roisin,
  2. Andrés Echazarreta,
  3. Federico P. Gómez and
  4. Joan Albert Barberà

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch9

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

Stockley, R. A., Rennard, S. I., Rabe, K. and Celli, B. (2007) The Physiology of Gas Exchange, in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TH, UK

  2. 2

    Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Section, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985125 Nebraska Medical Center, 800 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68198-5300

  3. 3

    Dept of Pulmonology, Leiden Universtiy Medical Centre, Albinusdreef 2, C3-P, Postbox 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, Netherlands

  4. 4

    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, St Elizabeth's Medical Centre, 736 Cambridge Street, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02135-2907

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122894

Online ISBN: 9780470755976

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Keywords:

  • gas exchange;
  • pathological features;
  • stable conditions;
  • moderate stages;
  • invasive ventilation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Gas exchange approach

  • Stable conditions

  • Exacerbations

  • Bronchodilators

  • Structure and gas exchange

  • Future prospects

  • Acknowledgements

  • References