The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


January 2009 / Volume 54 / Number 1

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary

Conference Foreward

Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Care: Controversies and Emerging Concepts
by Scott K Epstein and Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts

Conference Proceedings

History and Epidemiology of Noninvasive Ventilation in the Acute-Care Setting
by David J Pierson—Seattle, Washington
What Does It Take to Have a Successful Noninvasive Ventilation Program?
by John D Davies and Michael A Gentile—Durham, North Carolina
Where Should Noninvasive Ventilation Be Delivered?
by Nicholas S Hill—Boston, Massachusetts
Interfaces and Humidification for Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation
by Stefano Nava—Pavia, Italy
Paolo Navalesi—Novara, Italy
and Cesare Gregoretti—Torino, Italy
Which Ventilators and Modes Can Be Used to Deliver Noninvasive Ventilation?
by Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
The Physiologic Effects of Noninvasive Ventilation
by Richard H Kallet and Janet V Diaz—San Francisco, California
Noninvasive Ventilation for Patients Presenting With Acute Respiratory Failure: The Randomized Controlled Trials
by Sean P Keenan—New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
and Sangeeta Mehta—Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Books, Software, & Other Media

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Blackler L, Jones C, Mooney C, editors)
reviewed by Randolph W Stroetz—Rochester, Minnesota
Asthma Care in the Community (Waldron J)
reviewed by Wanda Gibson-Scipio—Rochester, Michigan
Chest X-Ray Made Easy (Karthikeyan D, Chegu D)
reviewed by Denise M Wurth—Boise, Idaho
Cough: From Lab to Clinic (Korpas J, Paintal AS, Anand A, editors)
reviewed by David R Weldon—College Station, Texas
Critical Care: Just the Facts (Hall JB, Schmidt GA, editors)
reviewed by David N Hager—Baltimore, Maryland
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