The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

Contents

February 2003 / Volume 48 / Number 2

Editorials

Health Care in America: An Error-Prone System in Need of a Fix
by Patrick J Dunne—Fullerton, California

Original Contributions

Missed Bronchodilator Medication Treatments in Respiratory Therapy: Frequency and Underlying Causes
by James K Stoller, Douglas K Orens, and Lucy Kester—Cleveland, Ohio
Assessing Need for Long-Term Oxygen Therapy: A Comparison of Conventional Evaluation and Measures of Ambulatory Oximetry Monitoring
by Kevin M Fussell, Dereje S Ayo, Paul Branca, Jeffrey T Rogers, Michael Rodriguez, and Richard W Light—Nashville, Tennessee
A Comparison of the OxyArm Oxygen Delivery Device and Standard Nasal Cannulae in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients
by Timothy Dinesen—Toronto, Ontario, Canada Lee McDonald, Sandy McDonald, and Donald DuVall—Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Performance Comparison of Two Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices: Acapella Versus Flutter
by Teresa A Volsko, Juliann M DiFiore, and Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio

Special Articles

Development of an Affordable Data Collection, Reporting, and Analysis System
by William R Howard—Boston, Massachusetts

PFT Corner

Diagnosis of a Space-Occupying Lesion of the Lung by Pulmonary Function Tests
by Suzanne Redden, Deborah A Hunton, and David A Kaminsky—Burlington, Vermont

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Breathing Disorders in Sleep
(McNicholas WT, Phillipson EA)
reviewed by William J DePaso—Seattle, Washington
Sleep Apnea: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment
(Pack AI, editor)
reviewed by Noel T Johnson—Edmonds, Washington
Clinical Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(Similowski T, Whitelaw WA, Derenne J-P, editors)
reviewed by Joshua O Benditt—Seattle, Washington
Lung Disorders Sourcebook
(Matthews DD, editor)
reviewed by Teresa A Volsko—Hudson, Ohio
Working in Health Care: What You Need to Know to Succeed
(Drafke MW, editor)
reviewed by Ehren Ngo—Loma Linda, California
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