2.5. Assessing Lung Physiology

  1. Jonathon D. Truwit2 and
  2. Scott K. Epstein3
  1. Daniel C. Grinnan1 and
  2. Jonathon D. Truwit2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976609.ch13

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A

How to Cite

Grinnan, D. C. and Truwit, J. D. (2011) Assessing Lung Physiology, in Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A (eds J. D. Truwit and S. K. Epstein), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976609.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Box 800793, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 3

    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

  2. 2

    Box 800793, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058077

Online ISBN: 9780470976609

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Keywords:

  • Assessing lung physiology;
  • Overview of oxygenation and ventilation in lung physiology;
  • Control of oxygenation and ventilation with mechanical ventilation;
  • Respiratory mechanics;
  • Case presentation revisited;
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS);
  • fractional intake of oxygen (FiO2);
  • Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP);
  • upper inflection point (UIP)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case presentation

  • Introduction

  • Overview of oxygenation and ventilation in lung physiology

  • Control of oxygenation and ventilation with mechanical ventilation

  • Respiratory mechanics

  • Summary

  • Case presentation revisited

  • References