The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

Contents

January 2003 / Volume 48 / Number 1

Editorials

Airway Clearance in Cystic Fibrosis
by Christopher H Goss—Seattle, Washington
Bacteremia, Infection, and Antibiotic Choices
by Charles G Durbin Jr—Charlottesville, Virginia

Original Contributions

A Comparison of the Therapeutic Effectiveness of and Preference for Postural Drainage and Percussion, Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation, and High-Frequency Chest Wall Compression in Hospitalized Cystic Fibrosis Patients
by Sarah M Varekojis, F Herbert Douce, Robert L Flucke, David A Filbrun, Jill S Tice, Karen S McCoy, and Robert G Castile—Columbus, Ohio
Effects of a Simple Protocol on Infective Complications in Intensive Care Unit Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy
by Sydney Jacobs, Abdul Mohsen Al Rasheed, Wadood Abdulsamat, Ali Al Barrak, Nasser Fawzan Al Omer, David Tjan, Mehrun Zuleika, Faham Ahmed, and Mushera Enani—Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Spontaneously Breathing Lung Model Comparison of Work of Breathing Between Automatic Tube Compensation and Pressure Support
by Yuji Fujino, Akinori Uchiyama, Takashi Mashimo, and Masaji Nishimura—Osaka, Japan
An In Vitro Study to Investigate the Use of a Breath-Actuated, Small-Volume, Pneumatic Nebulizer for the Delivery of Methacholine Chloride Bronchoprovocation Agent
by Jolyon P Mitchell, Mark W Nagel, Sara Lou Bates, and Cathy C Doyle—London, Ontario, Canada
Evaluation of a Prototypic Inspiratory Impedance Threshold Valve Designed to Enhance the Efficiency of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
by Keith G Lurie—Minneapolis, Minnesota, Thomas A Barnes—Boston, Massachusetts, Todd M Zielinski and Scott H McKnite—Minneapolis, Minnesota

Case Reports

Anomalous Hepatic Venous Drainage into the Left Atrium: An Unusual Cause of Hypoxemia
by James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio, Robert M Hoffman—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Richard D White and Roger BB Mee—Cleveland, Ohio

Letters

Is It Incorrect to Report Respiratory Frequency in Hertz?
by Fran Piedalue—Denver, Colorado

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Critical Thinking in Respiratory Care: A Problem-Based Learning Approach
(Mishoe SC, Welch MA Jr)
reviewed by Thomas A Barnes—Boston, Massachusetts
Advanced Respiratory Therapist Exam Guide: The Complete Resource for the Written Registry and Clinical Simulation Exams, 2nd ed
(Sills JR)
reviewed by Ronald G Beckett—Hamden, Connecticut
Law & Ethics for Clinicians
(Hall JK)
reviewed by Anthony L DeWitt—Jefferson City, Missouri
Writing and Defending Your Expert Report: The Step-by-Step Guide with Models
(Babitsky S, Mangraviti JJ Jr)
reviewed by Lawrence H Repsher—Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Evidence-Based Herbal Medicine
(Rotblatt M, Ziment I)
reviewed by T Graham Pinn—Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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