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Respiratory 

Respiratory
Chapter:
Respiratory
Author(s):

Charlotte Frise

and Sally Collins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198821540.003.0003
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date: 11 April 2021

This chapter describes the respiratory changes that take place in pregnancy, infections, and pre-existing conditions that may be exacerbated or changed prior to birth. Lung function tests, including spirometry, static lung volumes, and diffusion capacity, are all described. Diseases such as tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and so on are described, with evidence-based management strategies. Respiratory failure and lung transplantation as well as difficulties associated with pre-existing conditions in pregnancy are also covered.

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