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       Recommended Books on Spirometry

Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: A Practical Guide
Paperback – July 17, 2008
by Robert E. Hyatt MD, Paul D. Scanlon MD, Masao Nakamura MD

Now in its Third Edition, this practical guide successfully meets the needs of pulmonary physicians, respiratory therapists, and nurses. Filled with tables, graphs, and illustrative cases, the book helps readers fully understand the clinical utility of pulmonary function tests.

This edition includes new information on the forced oscillation technique for measuring respiratory system resistance. Also included is a discussion of measurement of exhaled nitric oxide, which is becoming useful in the study of asthma. Other highlights include nearly fifty new illustrative cases and current American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Task Force guidelines on standardization of pulmonary function testing and interpretation.

Pocket Guide to Spirometry
Paperback – July 27, 2011
by David Johns

The concise, invaluable guide for health professionals of all kinds, now in a third edition!

"Spirometry is an essential part of asthma management. This Pocket Guide provides straightforward advice on its importance, performance and measurement and demonstrates David Johns' amazing expertise and communications skills on this topic."--Kristine Whorlow, CEO, National Asthma Council Australia

The clinical interpretation of spirometry is critically dependent on the correct operation and accuracy of the spirometer, performance of the correct breathing maneuver, selection of the best results, and use of relevant predicted normal values. This third edition presents this vital information in a practical, systematic way.

The book has been thoroughly updated throughout and complies with the latest standards developed jointly by the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society and includes revised all-age predicted normal value tables in accordance with the latest research.

Spirometry: General aspects of the technique and a guide for test interpretation

Paperback – August 16, 2013
by José J Almirall Collazo

This book was written with the main intention of disseminating information about spirometry, hoping that this will contribute to a more widespread use of the test in clinical practice. The book is divided in two parts. The first part deals with general aspects of the spirometry technique, and the second part is dedicated to test interpretation. The first part contains information and descriptions intending to provide the reader a general idea of the technique. This part of the book is addressed to students and health professionals who are not engaged in working with pulmonary function tests and want information on a subject that is frequently covered only by a few pages in many textbooks. The second part is intended to be a guide to spirometry interpretation. The second part of the book is also directed toward students and health professionals not working with spirometry, however, the content of this part may also be of interest to technicians, nurses and physicians already working with spirometry.

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