February 2010 / Volume 55 / Number 02
Are Inhaled Vasodilators Useful in Acute Lung Injury and
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?
- by Mark S Siobal—San Francisco, California
and Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts
Are Esophageal Pressure Measurements Important in
Clinical Decision-Making in Mechanically Ventilated Patients?
- by Daniel S Talmor—Boston, Massachusetts
and Henry E Fessler—Baltimore, Maryland
Are There Benefits or Harm From Pressure Targeting During
- by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
and Curtis N Sessler—Richmond, Virginia
Are Specialized Endotracheal Tubes and Heat-and-Moisture Exchangers
Cost-Effective in Preventing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia?
- by Michael A Gentile—Durham, North Carolina
and Mark S Siobal—San Francisco, California
Should a Patient Be Extubated and Placed on Noninvasive Ventilation
After Failing a Spontaneous Breathing Trial?
- by Scott K Epstein—Boston, Massachusetts
and Charles G Durbin Jr—Charlottesville, Virginia
Is Humidification Always Necessary During Noninvasive
Ventilation in the Hospital?
- by Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio
and Michael A Gentile—Durham, North Carolina
Books, Software, & Other Media
Cultural Proficiency in Addressing Health Disparities
(Kosoko-Lasaki S, Cook CT, and O’Brien RL, editors)
reviewed by J Daryl Thornton—Cleveland, Ohio
Mosby’s Respiratory Care Equipment, 8th edition (Cairo JM and Pilbeam SP);
Workbook for Mosby’s Respiratory Care Equipment, 8th edition (Cairo JM, Pilbeam SP, and Karpel SK)
reviewed by Dana W Stauffer—Hershey, Pennsylvania
The Little ICU Book of Facts and Formulas (Marino PL)
reviewed by Barry J Weled—Tacoma, Washington