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Physiology and Practice of Pulmonary Function

Physiology and Practice of Pulmonary Function - Prof. M. Hughes

ARTP have collaborated on and will be publishing the excellent new textbook 'Physiology and Practice of Pulmonary Function' by Prof. Mike Hughes.

This book is must for all labs.

The book describes the patho-physiology of the respiratory system.
It explains the physiological basis of adult lung function tests and their application in Clinical Medicine.

There are 18 chapters (323 pp), 87 tables, and a glossary of terms and 79 specially prepared figures (27 in colour).

Topics covered include:

  • Spirometry and maximum expiratory flow

  • Bronchial challenges

  • Lung volume and airway resistance  

  • Respiratory muscles 

  • Transfer factor [TLCO, KCO] 

  • PaO2, SaO2, PaCO2, pH: respiratory failure: O2 therapy

  • Exercise (field and laboratory tests)

  • Breathlessness and breathing control

  • Sleep disordered breathing

  • Non–invasive ventilation

  • Pulmonary function in Obstructive, Restrictive and Vascular diseases

  • Sections on Reference values, Interpretation of results, Good laboratory practice, and Education and Training give guidance for those working in, or supervising, Pulmonary Function Laboratories.

The Author:

Emeritus Professor of Thoracic Medicine Hammersmith Hospital campus, and the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College, London. Mike Hughes trained with John West, Jere Mead and Moran Campbell, and was a colleague of Neil Pride at Hammersmith Hospital from 1969 to 1996. His clinical and research interests are pulmonary physiology, lung function, gas exchange, the pulmonary circulation and radioisotope studies.



  • £19.95 to ARTP Members

  • £24.95 Non-ARTP Members

    Plus £2.50 postage & package UK & Eire
    Other areas contact

  Physiology and Practice - Order Form

When ordering please enclose a cheque made payable to 'ARTP'.

If you wish to place an order via your supplies department an invoice can only be raised if a hospital order number is supplied.

If you are an ARTP member please quote your membership number when ordering to obtain the discounted price. 


The ARTP Book Launch

was at the January 2010 Conference at which Prof. Hughes delivered one of the Keynote Speeches.

You can view the slides and transcript below...

Pulmonary Function 1954-2010 - Prof Mike Hughes - PPT 

  Pulmonary Function 1954-2010 - Prof Mike Hughes - Text

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