The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

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January 2006 / Volume 51 / Number 1

Editorials

Novel Oxygen-Concentrator-Based Equipment: Take a Test Drive First!
by Linda C Gallegos and John W Shigeoka—Salt Lake City, Utah

Original Contributions

A Prospective Comparison of 3 New-Generation Pulse Oximetry Devices During Ambulation After Open Heart Surgery
by Nancy M Richards—Kansas City, Missouri; Karen K Giuliano—Andover, Massachusetts; and Philip G Jones—Kansas City, Missouri
The Effect of Telephone Appointment-Reminder Calls on Outpatient Absenteeism in a Pulmonary Function Laboratory
by Jeffrey M Haynes and Elizabeth L Sweeney—Nashua, New Hampshire
A Proposed Curvilinearity Index for Quantifying Airflow Obstruction
by Chang-Jiang Zheng, Alexander B Adams, Michael P McGrail, John J Marini—St Paul, Minnesota; and Ian A Greaves—Minneapolis, Minnesota
A Comparision of 2 Methods of Continuous Aerosol Administration During Methacholine Challenge Testing
by Thomas S Hurst, Donald W Cockcroft, Victor D Hannah, and Beth E Davis—Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Asthma Educational Seminar Targeting Medicaid Providers
by Susan L Bratton, Michael D Cabana, Randall W Brown, Diane F White, Ying Wang, Sylvia W Lang, and Noreen M Clark—Ann Arbor, Michigan
An Investigation of Nebulized Bronchodilator Delivery Using a Pediatric Lung Model of Spontaneous Breathing
by Ruben D Restrepo, Stephen K Dickson, Joseph L Rau, and Douglas S Gardenhire—Atlanta, Georgia

PFT Corner

Conflicting Methacholine Challenge Tests
by Jeffrey M Haynes—Nashua, New Hampshire

Letters

Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Part 1
by Luciano Silvestri—Gorizia, Italy; Andy J Petros—London, United Kingdom; Marino Viviani—Trieste, Italy; Johannes H Rommes—Apeldoorn, The Netherlands; and Hendrik KF van Saene—Liverpool, United Kingdom with response by Nasia Safdar, Christopher J Crnich, and Dennis G Maki—Madison, Wisconsin
Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Part 2
by Hendrik KF van Saene and Vladimir Damjanovic—Liverpool, United Kingdom; Luciano Silvestri—Gorizia, Italy; Miguel-Angel de la Cal—Getafe, Spain; and Durk Freark Zandstra—Amsterdam, The Netherlands with response by Richard H Kallet and Thomas E Quinn—San Francisco, California
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