Physiological basis of respiratory signs and symptoms

Sly, Peter D. and Collins, Rachel A. (2006) Physiological basis of respiratory signs and symptoms. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 7 2: 84-88. doi:10.1016/j.prrv.2006.03.007


Author Sly, Peter D.
Collins, Rachel A.
Title Physiological basis of respiratory signs and symptoms
Journal name Paediatric Respiratory Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1526-0542
1526-0550
Publication date 2006-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.prrv.2006.03.007
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 84
End page 88
Total pages 5
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract An understanding of the physiological processes underlying respiratory function in the healthy individual is essential in recognising and understanding disease processes. Departure from the normal pattern of tidal breathing is an early and reliable sign of respiratory disease. Understanding the normal distributions of pressures within the thoracic cage, airways and lungs allows one to predict the site of airway obstruction. Respiratory signs and symptoms are based on alterations of normal physiology by the disease process. Unfortunately, these basic principals are rarely emphasised in current teaching programs.
Keyword Respiratory physiology
Cough
Wheeze
Stridor
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published under Mini-Symposium: Lung Physiology

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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