Lung Function Testing in the 21st Century

  • ID: 4540041
  • Book
  • 250 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Lung Function Testing in the 21st Century: Methodologies and Tools Bridging Engineering to Clinical Practice covers the complete aspects of lung function testing, ranging from standardized to newly introduced (IOS, FOT) methods. It provides an updated overview of advances in respiratory engineering, along with advice on which lung function tests are appropriate for which purpose. The author discusses non-standardized lung function testing, methods, clinical tests, diagnosis and future perspectives. Lung function measurement devices and protocols are also covered. This book covers multidisciplinary domains, bringing new technology ideas from mathematics, physics, biology and engineering into the field of respiratory engineering.

Users will find a single resource that brings together all of the disparate information on lung function testing technology currently contained in many journal articles.

  • Bridges the gap between engineers and clinicians with regard to pulmonary function techniques, from research, to design and clinical practice
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of all tools available for lung function testing, detailing their pros and cons
  • Includes information on incorporating new devices into existing procedures, along with methods for lung function testing
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1. Standardized lung function testing: spirometry and body plethysmography
2. Non-standardized lung function testing: impulse oscillometry
3. Forced oscillation technique
4. Methods for extracting lung function information from time-based signals
5. Diffusion in small airways
6. Added value of other clinical tests:
7. Diagnosis of asthma and COPD
8. Perspectives: what we still do not know but would like to find out
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Ionescu, Clara
Prof. Dr. Clara Mihaela Ionescu is the holder of the Flanders Research Foundation FWO post-doctoral scholarship at Ghent University. She is author of more than 150 scientific papers of which more than 100 cited in Web of Science, with an h-index of 13.

Currently she is involved in 5 international projects with both industrial and biomedical applications, for identification and control. She was a member of the European Respiratory Society 2006-2008 and she was the first to coin the link between fractional order impedance models for respiratory properties to actual physiology and morphology of the lungs. She is member of several technical committees of IFAC and IEEE, including domains of biomedical engineering applications.
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