The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


January 2010 / Volume 55 / Number 01

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary

Conference Foreward

Respiratory Care Controversies II
by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
and Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio

Conference Proceedings

Is There a Role for Screening Spirometry?
by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
and Paul A Selecky—Newport Beach, California
Are Corticosteroids Useful in Late-Stage Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?
by Curtis N Sessler—Richmond, Virginia
and Peter C Gay—Rochester, Minnesota
Should Patients Be Able to Follow Commands Prior to Extubation?
by Christopher S King—Washington D.C.
Lisa K Moores—Bethesda, Maryland
and Scott K Epstein—Boston, Massachusetts
Are Sleep Studies Appropriately Done in the Home?
by Peter C Gay—Rochester, Minnesota
and Paul A Selecky—Newport Beach, California
Should Tracheostomy Be Performed as Early as 72 Hours in Patients Requiring Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation?
by Charles G Durbin Jr—Charlottesville, Virginia
Michael P Perkins—Washington D.C.
and Lisa K Moores—Bethesda, Maryland
Should Prone Positioning Be Routinely Used for Lung Protection During Mechanical Ventilation?
by Henry E Fessler—Baltimore, Maryland
and Daniel S Talmor—Boston, Massachusetts

Books, Software, & Other Media

Outbreak Investigation, Prevention, and Control in Health Care Settings: Critical Issues in Patient Safety, 2nd edition (Arias KM)
reviewed by Sonia O Labeau and Stijn I Blot—Ghent, Belgium
Inhalation Studies: Foundations and Techniques, 2nd edition (Phalen RF)
reviewed by Ruben D Restrepo—San Antonio, Texas
Medical and Health Science Statistics Made Easy, 2nd edition (Harris M and Taylor G)
reviewed by Christopher W Seymour—Seattle, Washington
Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Guidelines to Success, 4th edition (Hodgkin JE, Celli BR, and Connors GL)
reviewed by Silvia R Valderramas—Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
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