Oxygen Therapy

by SK Jindal, Ritesh Agarwal

Although air as essential for life was known since the pre-Biblical and Vedic Hindu periods, oxygen was discovered in 1772, and recognized as a medical-gas only in early 1800s. Since thereafter, numerous advances have taken place in the understanding of both the physiological and the clinical aspects of oxygen. Oxygen therapy in the last half of the century has assumed a pivotal role in the management of numerous illnesses. The monograph on Oxygen Therapy with its 23 chapters provides concise up-to-date information on physical and physiological principles governing the role of oxygen in gas exchange and tissue utilization, blood gases and acid-base balance, blood-gas monitoring and other clinical considerations. Different chapters on strategies for use of oxygen in treatment of pulmonary and non-pulmonary disorders as well as considerations for its use at home for domiciliary management, air travel and high altitude have been discussed. Oxygen use in diving medicine, hyperbaric chambers and intensive care units find special mention. Chapters on complications of oxygen therapy, alternate oxygen carrier, sources and delivery devices, hospital supplies and special considerations in children and neonates provide a single source of information on almost every aspect of oxygen for students and practitioners of different specialties of medicine, surgery, pediatrics and critical care.

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Book Detail

Editor
1. Jindal SK
2. Agarwal Ritesh
Editor's Affiliation
1. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
2. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
ISBN
9788184481976
Speciality
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10584
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2008
Pages
390
Book Type
Professional

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