The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


March 2009 / Volume 54 / Number 3

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary

Original Contributions

Effectiveness and Safety of Hypertonic Saline Inhalation Combined With Exercise Training in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomized Trial
by Silvia R Valderramas—Curitiba, Brazil
and Ã�lvaro Nagib Atallah—São Paulo, Brazil
Effects of Body Position on Resting Lung Volume in Overweight and Mildly to Moderately Obese Subjects
by Penelope S Benedik—Bryan, Texas
Mara M Baun, Leendert Keus, Carlos Jimenez, Rodolfo Morice, Akhil Bidani, and Janet C Meininger—Houston, Texas
High-Frequency Chest-Wall Compression During the 48 Hours Following Thoracic Surgery
by James S Allan, Julie M Garrity, and Dean M Donahue—Boston, Massachusetts
A Randomized Multi-Arm Repeated-Measures Prospective Study of Several Modalities of Portable Oxygen Delivery During Assessment of Functional Exercise Capacity
by Shawna L Strickland, M Timothy Hogan, Rosemary G Hogan, Harjyot S Sohal, Wayland N McKenzie, and Gregory F Petroski—Columbia, Missouri
Airway Humidification During High-Frequency Percussive Ventilation
by Patrick F Allan—Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
Michael J Hollingsworth, Gordon C Maniere—Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Anthony K Rakofsky, Kevin K Chung—Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Gregory A Naworol—Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
John A Ward—Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Michelle Perello—Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
and Michael J Morris—Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Limits of Effective Cough-Augmentation Techniques in Patients With Neuromuscular Disease
by Michel Toussaint—Vlezenbeek, Belgium
Louis J Boitano—Seattle, Washington
Vincent Gathot, Marc Steens, and Philippe Soudon—Vlezenbeek, Belgium
Physiologic Impact of Closed-System Endotracheal Suctioning in Spontaneously Breathing Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation
by Christopher W Seymour—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Brian J Cross—Boston, Massachusetts
Colin R Cooke—Seattle, Washington
Robert L Gallop—West Chester, Pennsylvania
and Barry D Fuchs—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Special Articles

Creating a Vision for Respiratory Care in 2015 and Beyond
by Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
Charles G Durbin—Charlottesville, Virginia
Thomas A Barnes—Boston, Massachusetts
Woody V Kageler—Hurst, Texas
John R Walton—Chicago, Illinois
and Edward H O’Neil—San Francisco, California

Case Reports

Pulmonary Embolectomy: Should It Be Offered Earlier Rather Than Later?
by Richard D Le and Naresh A Dewan—Omaha, Nebraska

Teaching Case of the Month

Severe Arterial Hypoxemia in Liver Cirrhosis
by Maarten K Ninaber, Jacobus B de Vaal, Oskar T Corsmit, Frans HM Cluitmans, Joost G de Leeuw, and Frits Smit—Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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