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March / Volume 57 / Number 3

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Original Research

CPAP Increases 6-Minute Walk Distance After Lung Resection Surgery
by Flávio POS Nery, Agnaldo J Lopes, Denise N Domingos, Renato F Cunha, Márcia G Peixoto, Cláudio Higa, Rodolfo A Nunes, and Eduardo H Saito—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Respiratory Care Practices and Requirements for Respiratory Therapists in Beijing Intensive Care Units
by Jie Li, Qing Yuan Zhan—Beijing, China
Zong An Liang—Changdu, China
Mei Lien Tu—Chiayi, Taiwan
Bing Sun, Xiu Li Yao, Zu Jin Luo, Jin Gen Xia,
and Chen Wang—Beijing, China
Potential Effects of Corticosteroids on Physiological Dead-Space Fraction in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
by Joan M Raurich, Mireia Ferreruela, Juan A Llompart-Pou, Margalida Vilar, Asunción Colomar, Ignacio Ayestarán, Jon Pérez-Bárcena, and Jordi Ibáñez—Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
Diagnostic Accuracy of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Biopsy in Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
by Subhash Chandra—Rochester, Minnesota
Mahendra Nehra—Dallas, Texas
Dipti Agarwal—Rochester, Minnesota
and Anant Mohan—New Delhi, India
Influence of 4 Interfaces in the Assessment of Maximal Respiratory Pressures
by Dayane Montemezzo, Danielle Soares Rocha Vieira, Carlos Julio Tierra-Criollo, Raquel Rodrigues Britto, Marcelo Velloso, and Verônica Franco Parreira—Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Use of a Single Ventilator to Support 4 Patients: Laboratory Evaluation of a Limited Concept
by Richard D Branson, Thomas C Blakeman, Bryce RH Robinson, and Jay A Johannigman—Cincinnati, Ohio
Is the Content of Textbooks on the Evaluation of a Patient in Respiratory Distress Adequate?
by Aiman Tulaimat, Aiyub Patel, Bhaven Shah, and Stephen W Littleton—Chicago, Illinois
Oxidative Stress Levels in Exhaled Breath Condensate Associated With COPD and Smoking
by Handan Inonu, Sibel Doruk, Semsettin Sahin, Unal Erkorkmaz, Deniz Celik, Serhat Celikel, and Zehra Seyfikli—Tokat, Turkey
Effect of Slow Expiration With Glottis Opened in Lateral Posture (ELTGOL) on Mucus Clearance in Stable Patients With Chronic Bronchitis
by Jocimar Avelar Martins—Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Armèle Dornelas de Andrade—Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Raquel Rodrigues Britto—Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Rovilson Lara—Ponte Nove, Minas Gerais, Brazil
and Verônica Franco Parreira—Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Review

Bedside Chest Radiography
by Edith Eisenhuber—Vienna, Austria
Cornelia M Schaefer-Prokop—Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Helmut Prosch, and Wolfgang Schima—Vienna, Austria

Case Reports

Inhaled Nitric Oxide as Salvage Therapy in Massive Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Series
by Douglas T Summerfield, Himanshu Desai, Alexander Levitov, David A Grooms, and Paul E Marik—Norfolk, Virginia
Continuous Noninvasive Ventilation Delivered by a Novel Total Face Mask: A Case Series Report
by Inês Belchior, Miguel R Gonçalves, and João Carlos Winck—Porto, Portugal
Necrotizing Pneumonia Caused by Group C Streptococci in a Young Adult
by Vikas Pathak, Iliana Samara Hurtado Rendon, and Mihai Smina—Bronx, New York
Cavitary Pneumonia and Skin Lesions
by Moncef Belhassen-Garcia, Virginia Velasco-Tirado, Lucia Alvela-Suárez, Maria del Carmen Fraile-Alonso, Adela Carpio-Pérez, and Javier Pardo-Lledias—Salamanca, Spain
Improvement of Chronic Rhinitis Under Aspirin
by Christos Merkonidis—Ipswich, United Kingdom
Volker Gudziol, Mariapaola Paola Cecchini, Johannes Gerber, Han-Seok Seo—Dresden, Germany
Claus Bachert—Ghent, Belgium
and Thomas Hummel—Dresden, Germany
Farmer’s Lung-Induced Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Complicated by Shock
by Dominique Deschênes, Steeve Provencher, and Yvon Cormier—Québec, Canada

Teaching Cases of the Month

Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema
by Venkata R Dodda, John Salazar-Schicchi, and Peter Spiro—New York, New York
Mucoid Impaction in a 15-Year-Old With Bronchial Atresia
by Srinivas Rajagopala, Uma Devaraj, Smrita Swamy, and Anoop Kumar—Bengaluru, India

Editorials

Does Prophylactic CPAP Have Any Role in Thoracic Surgery?
by Davide Chiumello and Silvia Coppola—Milano, Italy
The Globalization of RESPIRATORY CARE
by Sam P Giordano—Irving, Texas
Quantifying the Severity of Acute Lung Injury Using Dead-Space Ventilation: Should the Lung Injury Score Be Updated?
by Richard H Kallet, James A Alonso, and Michael A Matthay—San Francisco, California
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