The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


March 2007 / Volume 52 / Number 3

Original Contributions

A Day in the Life of a Nebulizer: Surveillance for Bacterial Growth in Nebulizer Equipment of Children With Cystic Fibrosis in the Hospital Setting
by Catherine A O’Malley, Stacy L VandenBranden, Xiaotian T Zheng, Anne M Polito, and Susanna A McColley—Chicago, Illinois
Utilizing Simulation Technology for Competency Skills Assessment and a Comparison of Traditional Methods of Training to Simulation-Based Training
by Raymond P Tuttle, Mark H Cohen, Albert J Augustine, Dana F Novotny, Edgar Delgado, Thomas A Dongilli, John W Lutz, and Michael A DeVita—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Corrective Measures for Compromised Oxygen Delivery During Endotracheal Tube Cuff Deflation With High-Frequency Percussive Ventilation
by Patrick F Allan and Gregory Naworol—Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Case Reports

Tracheomalacia in an Adult With Respiratory Failure and Morquio Syndrome
by Carolyn J Pelley, Jean Kwo, and Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts

Review Articles

Electrostatics and Inhaled Medications: Influence on Delivery Via Pressurized Metered-Dose Inhalers and Add-On Devices
by Jolyon P Mitchell—Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Dominic P Coppolo—Tyracuse, New York; and Mark W Nagel—Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Articles

Classification of Ventilator Modes: Update and Proposal for Implementation
by Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio

2006 Phillip Kittredge Memorial Lecture

What to Do When Protocols Fail
by Charles G Durbin Jr—Charlottesville, Virginia

Teaching Case of the Month

The Workup of Stridor: Virtual Bronchoscopy as a Complementary Technique in the Diagnosis of Subglottic Stenosis
by Nitin Seam, Steven E Finkelstein, Denise A Gonzales, David S Schrump, and Mark T Gladwin—Bethesda, Maryland


Transcutaneous and End-Tidal Capnometry
by David Lain—Needham, Massachusetts; authors response by Hartmut Gehring?uebeck, Germany
Spirometer Calibration Check Procedures
by Alan J Moore—Birmingham, United Kingdom; authors response by Rogelio Perez-Padilla—Mexico City, Mexico

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials, 3rd ed (Marini JJ, Wheeler AP)
reviewed by Michael S Moon—Irvine, California
Handbook of ICU Therapy, 2nd ed (McConachie I, editor)
reviewed by Jeremy C Pamplin—Washington, DC
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Slonim AD, Pollack MM, editors)
reviewed by Marie E Steiner—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Intensive Care Medicine in 10 Years (Fink MP, Suter PM, Sibbald WJ, editors)
reviewed by J Christopher Farmer—Rochester, Minnesota
Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 4th ed (Pilbeam SP, Cairo JM)
reviewed by Jonathan C Jahns—Des Moines, Washington
Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury (Dreyfuss D, Saumon G, Hubmayr RD, editors)
reviewed by Paul F Currier—Boston, Massachusetts
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