The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

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February 2006 / Volume 51 / Number 2

Editorials

Cachexia and Chronic Respiratory Failure: Lessons From Ventilatory Support
by Emiel FM Wouters—Maastricht, The Netherlands
Infant Aerosol Holding Chamber Face Masks: Not All Are Born Equal!
by Israel Amirav—Safed, Israel

Original Contributions

Weight Gain in Cachectic COPD Patients Receiving Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation
by Stephan Budweiser, Frank Heinemann, Kerstin Meyer—Donaustauf, Germany; Peter J Wild—Regensburg, Germany; and Michael Pfeifer—Donaustauf, Germany
Evaluation of a New Method for Measurement of Minute Ventilation Recovery Time
by Christopher W Seymour, Jason D Christie, Christina A Gaughan, and Barry D Fuchs—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Force-Dependent Static Dead Space of Face Masks Used With Holding Chambers
by Samir A Shah—Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Ariel B Berlinski—Little Rock, Arkansas; and Bruce K Rubin—Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Procedure to Normalize Data for Benchmarking
by Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio and Richard M Ford—San Diego, California

Special Articles

Practical Problems With Aerosol Therapy in COPD
by Joseph L Rau—Atlanta, Georgia
Surgical Options for Patients With COPD: Sorting Out the Choices
by Joshua O Benditt—Seattle, Washington
Privacy and Medical Information on the Internet
by Steven B Nelson—Overland Park, Kansas
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