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March / Volume 56 / Number 3

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Original Research

A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess Effectiveness of Nasal High-Flow Oxygen in Intensive Care Patients
by Rachael L Parke, Shay P McGuinness, and Michelle L Eccleston—Auckland, New Zealand
Pressure Support Ventilation Advisory System Provides Valid Recommendations for Setting Ventilator
by Steven Bonett, Michael J Banner, Neil R Euliano, Carl W Peters, A Joseph Layon, and Andrea Gabrielli—Gainesville, Florida
Use of Maximum End-Tidal CO2 Values to Improve End-Tidal CO2 Monitoring Accuracy
by Fabrice Galia—Créteil, France
Serge Brimioulle, Frederic Bonnier, Nicolas Vandenbergen—Brussels, Belgium
Michel Dojat—Grenoble, France
Jean-Louis Vincent—Brussels, Belgium
and Laurent J Brochard—Créteil, France
Critical-Thinking Ability in Respiratory Care Students and Its Correlation With Age, Educational Background, and Performance on National Board Examinations
by Richard B Wettstein, Robert L Wilkins, Donna D Gardner, and Ruben D Restrepo—San Antonio, Texas
Glucose Intolerance in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis: Sex-Based Differences in Clinical Score, Pulmonary Function, Radiograph Score, and 6-Minute Walk Test
by Bruna Ziegler, Claudine Lacerda Oliveira, Paula Maria Eidt Rovedder, Sandra Jungblut Schuh, Fernando Antônio Abreu e Silva, and Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin—Porto Alegre, Brazil
Tuberculosis-Associated Secondary Pneumothorax: A Retrospective Study of 53 Patients
by Masoud Shamaei, Payam Tabarsi, Saviz Pojhan, Leila Ghorbani, Parvaneh Baghaei, Majid Marjani, and Mohammad Reza Masjedi—Tehran, Iran
Impact of Offering Continuing Respiratory Care Education on Staff Participation in a Respiratory Care Journal Club
by Carl R Hinkson, Nirpalinder Kaur, Michael W Sipes, and David J Pierson—Seattle, Washington
Functional Recovery Following Physical Training in Tracheotomized and Chronically Ventilated Patients
by Enrico M Clini, Ernesto Crisafulli, Francesca Degli Antoni, Claudio Beneventi, Ludovico Trianni—Pavullo, Italy
Stefania Costi, Leonardo M Fabbri—Modena, Italy
and Stefano Nava—Pavia, Italy
Testing of Nebulizers for Delivering Magnesium Sulfate to Pediatric Asthma Patients in the Emergency Department
by Allan L Coates, Kitty Leung—Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Laurent Vecellio—Tours, France
and Suzanne Schuh—Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Effects on Aerosol Performance of Mixing of Either Budesonide or Beclomethasone Dipropionate With Albuterol and Ipratropium Bromide
by Andrea S Melani—Siena, Italy

Review

Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist: A Ventilation Tool or a Ventilation Toy?
by Walter Verbrugghe and Philippe G Jorens—Edegem, Belgium

Case Reports

Thrombolytic Therapy in a Patient With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Despite a Negative Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiogram
by Urvashi Vaid, Michael Baram, and Paul E Marik—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pulmonary Cryptococcus Infection After Mono-Chemotherapy With Gemcitabine
by Yu-Guang Chen, Te-Yu Lin, Gen-Min Lin, and Jung-Chung Lin—Taipei, Republic of China
Tracheal Glomus Tumor: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Management
by Lama Sakr, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Marie-José Payan, Christophe Doddoli, and Hervé Dutau—Marseille, France

Teaching Cases of the Month

Acute Respiratory Failure in a Patient With Spontaneous Esophageal Rupture (Boerhaave Syndrome)
by Piotr Korczynski, Rafal Krenke, Adam Fangrat, Wlodzimierz Kupis, Tadeusz M Orlowski, and Ryszarda Chazan—Warsaw, Poland
High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in an Infant With Necrotizing Pneumonia and Bronchopleural Fistula
by Rashed A Hasan—Toledo, Ohio
Shaikha Al-Neyadi, Said Abuhasna—Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
and Craig P Black—Toledo, Ohio

Editorials

High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen in Critically Ill Adults: Do the Nose or Lungs Know There’s a Difference?
by Bryan A Wattier and Jeffrey J Ward—Rochester, Minnesota
Man Versus Machine: What’s the Standard?
by Steven J Lisco—Cincinnati, Ohio
The Value of Expired Gas Analysis Is Never Expired
by Hideaki Imanaka—Tokushima, Japan
Critical Thinking in Respiratory Therapy
by Kathy Jones-Boggs Rye—Little Rock, Arkansas

Letters

Analysis of Acid-Base Disorders in Patients With Chronic Respiratory Failure
by Cosimo Marcello Bruno—Catania, Italy
also by Kenrick Berend and Rauf Engels—Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
author response by Claude Guérin—Lyon, France

Books, Software, and Other Media

Practical Applications of Mechanical Ventilation (Kamat SS)
reviewed by Curtis N Sessler—Richmond, Virginia
Adventures of an Oxy-Phile 2 (Petty TL, with McCoy R, Nett L, and Bowen K)
reviewed by Patrick J Dunne—Fullerton, California
Neonatal Respiratory Care Handbook (Harrison EA)
reviewed by Kathleen Deakins—Cleveland, Ohio
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