Pulmonary Physiology and Pulmonary Function Testing in Aerospace Medicine

Authors
  1. Gray, G.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Respiratory diseases may have serious consequences in the aviation environment, ranging from life threatening incapacitation (e.g. tension pneumothorax), through to aggravation of hypoxia, acceleration atelectasis and perhaps lowered G tolerance in individuals with relatively minor degrees of pulmonary dysfunction caused by subtle degrees of small airways disease. The presentation reviews some concepts of respiratory physiology which are of particular relevance in the aviation environment, and discusses current methods of pulmonary function testing which can be applied to detect asymptomatic disease in screening aircrew.
Report Number
AGARD-758-PAP-6 — @Paper presented at Short Course sponsored by Aerospace Medical Panel in GFR, 18-20 May 87, in Greece, 21-23 May 87, in Denmark, 9-11 Jun 87, and Turkey, 15-17 Jun 87; CONTAINED IN 87-02895
Date of publication
15 Mar 1987
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
87-02890
CANDIS No
51693
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Hardcopy

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