Effects of intermittent positive pressure ventilation without PEEP
Effects of PEEP
Lung volume effects
Effects of decreased intra-thoracic pressure
Effects of spontaneous ventilation
Effects of increased intra-thoracic pressure
The first 4 chapters will cover basic physiology and pathophysiology with an emphasis on the Campbell and Guyton Diagrams.
The remaining 4 chapters will focus on clinically-relevant topics in the intensive care unit; the discussions will be largely drawn from the physiology covered in the first half of the textbook.
Heart-lung.org will provide a comprehensive, on-line tutorial in cardiovascular and respiratory physiology for the interested medical student, resident and fellow.