The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


March 2010 / Volume 55 / Number 03

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary

Original Research

Prognostic Value of the Pulmonary Dead-Space Fraction During the Early and Intermediate Phases of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
by Joan M Raurich, Margalida Vilar, Asunción Colomar, Jordi Ibáñez, Ignacio Ayestarán, Jon Pérez-Bárcena, and Juan A Llompart-Pou—Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
End-Tidal and Arterial Carbon Dioxide Measurements Correlate Across All Levels of Physiologic Dead Space
by S David McSwain, Donna S Hamel, P Brian Smith, Michael A Gentile, Saumini Srinivasan, Jon N Meliones, and Ira M Cheifetz—Durham, North Carolina
Lateral-Horizontal Patient Position and Horizontal Orientation of the Endotracheal Tube to Prevent Aspiration in Adult Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Feasibility Study
by Tommaso Mauri, Lorenzo Berra, Kanya Kumwilaisak, Silvia Pivi—Boston, Massachusetts
Jacob W Ufberg, Friedrich Kueppers—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Antonio Pesenti and Luca M Bigatello—Boston, Massachusetts
Quality of Spirometry Performed by 13,599 Participants in the World Trade Center Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program
by Paul L Enright—Morgantown, West Virginia
Gwen S Skloot—New York, New York
Jean M Cox-Ganser—Morgantown, West Virginia
Iris G Udasin—Piscataway, New Jersey
and Robin Herbert—New York, New York
Frequency and Causes of Combined Obstruction and Restriction Identified in Pulmonary Function Tests in Adults
by Enrique Diaz-Guzman, Kevin McCarthy, Alan Siu, and James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio
Battery Performance of 4 Intensive Care Ventilator Models
by Thomas C Blakeman, Bryce RH Robinson, and Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio
Knowledge of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Among Internal Medicine House Officers and Respiratory Therapists: Results of a Survey
by Rachel M Taliercio, Robert L Chatburn, and James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio
Risk Factors for Extubation Failure in Infants With Severe Acute Bronchiolitis
by Cíntia Johnston, Werther Brunow de Carvalho—São Paulo, Brazil
Jefferson Piva, Pedro Celiny R Garcia—Porto Alegre, Brazil
and Marcelo Cunio Fonseca—São Paulo, Brazil
Correlation Between the %MinVol Setting and Work of Breathing During Adaptive Support Ventilation in Patients with Respiratory Failure
by Chin-Pyng Wu, Hen-I Lin, Wann-Chern Perng, Shih-Hsing Yang, Chien-Wen Chen—Taipei, Taiwan
Yuh-Chin T Huang—Durham, North Carolina
and Kun-Lun Huang—Taipei, Taiwan

Case Report

Respiratory Distress Associated With Inadequate Mechanical Ventilator Flow Response in a Neonate With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
by Brian K Walsh, Nancy Craig, Peter Betit, John E Thompson, and John H Arnold—Boston, Massachusetts

Teaching Case of the Month

Abdominal Tuberculosis: An Unusual Cause of Abdominal Pain
by Joanna M Tulczynska and Jean K Fleischman—Jamaica, New York


Measuring Dead Space: Does It Really Matter? or, What Are We Waiting For?
by Richard H Kallet and Mark S Siobal—San Francisco, California
What Is the Best Position for Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia?
by Rachael A Callcut—Stanford, California
Comprehensive Quality Control for Pulmonary Function Testing: It’s Time to Face the Music
by Jeffrey M Haynes—Nashua, New Hampshire
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