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  • 208 b/w illus. 49 tables
  • Page extent: 460 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 1.204 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 617.9/62
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RD52.R47 C36 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Respiratory gas monitoring
    • Capnography
    • Capnography--methods
    • Carbon Dioxide--physiology

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521540346 | ISBN-10: 0521540348)

Carbon dioxide in the respired gases gives evidence of life processes and the adequacy of breathing. The amount and concentration of the gas in the breath can be measured and monitored with instruments called capnographs, which are used whenever and wherever the breathing of a patient might be affected by disease or treatment. The book deals not only with the clinical application of these devices but also with the basic physiology of the generation and transport of carbon dioxide in the body. A technical section describes how the instruments work and a unique section tells the history of capnography. Over 40 contributors cover these aspects in the book, which has been edited by three experts in the field.

• Applications of capnography not only in the OR and the ICU but also in many non-hospital settings • A sophisticated discussion of the physiology of carbon dioxide by several well known authors • A unique history of capnography


Contributors; Preface; Commonly used abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Clinical Perspectives: 1. Clinical perspectives J. S. Gravenstein and D. A. Paulus; Section 1a. Ventilation: Adequacy of Breathing Assessment: 2. Capnography and respiratory assessment outside of the operating room E. B. Lobato and R. R. Kirby; Section 1b. Ventilation: Airway Management: 3. Airway management: pre-hospital setting B. Carmack, S. Silvestri, G. A. Ralls and J. L. Falk; 4. Capnography: airway management in the intensive care unit setting P. N. Betadpur and J. D. Truwit; 5. Airway management in the operating room D. G. Bjoraker; Section 1c. Ventilation: Monitoring: 6. Capnography during anesthesia J. M. Goldman, J.S. Gravenstein, D. A. Paulus and A. Hamburger; 7. Monitoring during mechanical ventilation J. Thompson and N. Craig; 8. Capnography in transport M. A. Frakes; 9. Capnography as a guide to ventilation in the field D. P. Davis; 10. Time and volumetric capnography in the neonates G. Schmalisch; 11. Capnography and sleep: technical aspects T. Schäfer; 12. A case for carbon dioxide monitoring in the sleep laboratory R. J. Thomas; 13. Capnography during sedation E. A. Bowe and E. F. Klein, Jr.; 14. Respiration at high- and low-pressure environments M. S. Ozcan and T. J. Gallagher; 15. Therapeutic use of ambulatory capnography A. E. Meuret, T. Ritz, B. Dahme and W. T. Roth; 16. Non-invasive end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring in conjunction with non-invasive positive pressure ventilation L. Greenway; Section1d. Ventilation: Weaning: 17. End-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring in post-operative ventilator weaning J. Varon and P. E. Marik; 18. Capnography to optimize and minimize mechanical ventilation D. S. Hamel and I. M. Cheifetz; Section 1e. Special Situations: 19. Capnography and adjuncts of mechanical ventilation U. Lucangelo, F. Bernabè, A. Gullo and L. Blanch; Section 1f. Circulation: Transport of Carbon Dioxide and Pulmonary Blood Flow: 20. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation D. C. Cone, J. C. Cahill and M. A. Wayne; 21. Embolism J. T. Anderson; 22. Pulmonary blood flow monitoring: noninvasive cardiac output R. Dueck; 23. Partial pressure end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: effects of physiologic dead-space volume M. J. Banner; 24. The basis for capnometric monitoring in shock K. R. Ward; Section 1g. Metabolism: Carbon Dioxide Production: 25. Carbon dioxide production and anesthesia D. Wilner and C. Weissman; Section 1h. Organ Effects: 26. Hypocapnia and hypercapnia: tissue- and organ-specific effects O. Akça; Part II. Physiological Perspectives: 27. Physiological perspectives: introduction M. B. Jaffe; 28. Carbon dioxide pathophysiology T. E. Morey; 29. Acid-base balance A. Isenberg and P. Boysen; 30. Ventilation/perfusion abnormalities and capnography A. Gabrielli and A. J. Layon; 31. Capnographic measures U. Lucangelo, A. Gullo, F. Bernabè and L. Blanch; 32. Anatomical and physiological basis of volume capnography studied by the single path model P. W. Scherer and K. Zhao; Part III. Historical Perspectives: 33. Historical perspectives: introduction M. B. Jaffe; 34. Brief history of time and volumetric capnography M. B. Jaffe; 35. The first years of clinical capnography, B. Smalhout; 36. Volumetric capnography: the early days R. Fletcher; 37. Excerpts from an interview with Max Liston, Interviewed by D. C. Brock and G. E. Gallwas; Part IV. Technological Perspectives: 38. Technical perspectives: introduction M. B. Jaffe; 39. Technical specifications and standards D. E. Supkis; 40. Carbon dioxide measurement M. B. Jaffe; 41. Flow measurement M. B. Jaffe; 42. Combining flow and carbon dioxide M. B. Jaffe and J. Orr; Appendix: patterns of time-based capnograms; Index.

Prize Winner

The Royal Society of Authors and The Royal Society of Medicine Book Awards 2005 First prize in the new edited book under £75.00 category. 2006 - Winner


'This book provides a comprehensive review of the use of capnography and the physiology of carbon dioxide. It also indicates the wealth of information that capnography may deliver routinely in the future. It would be a valuable addition to an anaesthetic reference library.' Anaesthesia

'I found this book very informative, and the format made it easy to read in multiple sessions. Each chapter is a select body of information that stands alone, and the cumulative information gives the reader the entire scope of capnography..' Respiratory Care

'The book is unique in exposing nonanaesthesiologists to this very important monitor. Ventilatory problems can occur wherever patients are sedated, whether in a GI procedure room or cardiac catheterization lab or during an interventional radiology procedure. Training those physicians in the use of capnogram would prevent problems. This book is one such step in that direction.' Doody's

'Do you have a question about capnography? If so, I have the answer - Capnography: Clinical Aspects, a book about every aspect of carbon dioxide and its measurement of possible importance to a wide variety of healthcare practitioners.' Michael McPeck BS RRT FAARC

'… as one of fewer than a handful of books written on capnography within the last two decades, Capnography: Clinical Aspects is a sound reference text. It would be a good addition to the reference library of departments of anesthesiology, critical care and emergency medicine.' Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

'I would certainly recommend the text both for general reading and as a reference manual to all anesthesiologists and intensivists. … The chapters are well written, and the editors have done a good job in arranging the various ideas and thoughts into a smoothly flowing continuum. Certainly, Capnography: Clinical Aspects provides a much-needed update to the subject.' Anesthesiology News


J. S. Gravenstein, D. A. Paulus, E. B. Lobato, R. R. Kirby, B. Carmack, S. Silvestri, G. A. Ralls, Jay L. Falk, P. Betadpur, J. Truwit, D. G. Bjoraker, J. Goldman, A. Hamburger, J. Thompson, N. Craig, M. Frakes, D. P. Davis, G. Schmalisch, T. Schafer, R. J. Thomas, E. A. Bowe, M. S. Ozcan, T. J. Gallagher, A. E. Meuret, T. Ritz, B. Dahme, W. T. Roth, L. Greenway, J. Varon, P. E. Marik, D. Hammel, I. M. Cheifet, U. Lucangelo, A. Gullo, L. B. Torra, D. C. Cone, J. C. Cahill, M. A. Wayne, J. T. Anderson, R. Dueck, M. J. Banner, K. R. Ward, D. Wilner, C. Weissman, O. Azca, M. B. Jaffe, T. E. Morey, A. Isenberg, P. Boysen, A. Gabrielli, A. J. Layon, F. Bernabe, P. W. Scherer, K. Zhao, B. Smalhout, R. Fletcher, E. Supkis, J. Orr

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