Chapter 40. Lung Function in Asthma, COPD, Emphysema and Diffuse Lung Fibrosis

  1. J. E. Cotes DM, DSc (Oxon), FRCP, FFOM, Dhc Visitor Reader in Respiratory Physiology External Scientific Staff of Medical Research Council Honorary Consultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology1,
  2. D. J. Chinn BSc, PhD, MSc (Public Health) Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology2,† and
  3. M. R. Miller BSc, MD, FRCP Consultant Respiratory Physician3

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch40

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Cotes, J. E., Chinn, D. J. and Miller, M. R. (2006) Lung Function in Asthma, COPD, Emphysema and Diffuse Lung Fibrosis, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch40

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Department of Physiological Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

  3. 3

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

  1. Senior Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064939

Online ISBN: 9781444312829

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Keywords:

  • lung function in asthma, COPD, emphysema, and diffuse lung fibrosis;
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema;
  • spirometry and peak expiratory flow;
  • airways resistance and bronchial hyperresponsiveness;
  • diffuse interstitial lung disease;
  • A/changes and gas transfer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Asthma

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema

  • Diffuse lung fibrosis (diffuse interstitial lung disease)

  • References