The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


April 2007 / Volume 52 / Number 4

38th RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference

Respiratory Controversies in the Critical Care Setting Part I

A Special Issue

Ira M Cheifetz MD FAARC
Neil R MacIntyre MD FAARC

Conference Proceedings

Foreword: Respiratory Controversies in the Critical Care Setting
by Ira M Cheifetz and Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
When Caring for Critically Ill Patients, Do Clinicians Have a Responsibility to Be Innovative and Try Unproven Approaches When Accepted Approaches Are Failing?
by Bruce K Rubin—Winston Salem, North Carolina and Kenneth P Steinberg—Seattle, Washington
Should Aerosolized Antibiotics Be Administered to Prevent or Treat Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Patients Who Do Not Have Cystic Fibrosis?
by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina and Bruce K Rubin—Winston Salem, North Carolina
Should Every Mechanically Ventilated Patient Be Monitored With Capnography From Intubation to Extubation?
by Ira M Cheifetz—Durham, North Carolina and Timothy R Myers—Cleveland, Ohio
Should All Patients Be Treated With Hypothermia Following Cardiac Arrest?
by Steven Deem—Seattle, Washington and William E Hurford—Cincinnati, Ohio
Does Airway Pressure Release Ventilation Offer Important New Advantages in Mechanical Ventilator Support?
by Timothy R Myers—Cleveland, Ohio and Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
Do the NIH ARDS Clinical Trials Network PEEP/FIO2 Tables Provide the Best Evidence-Based Guide to Balancing PEEP and FIO2 Settings in Adults?
by Richard H Kallet—San Francisco, California and Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio
Should Adaptive Pressure Control Modes Be Utilized for Virtually All Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation?
by Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio and Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices: Principles and Case Studies, 2nd ed (Becker KM, Whyte JJ, editors)
reviewed by Steven C Springmeyer—Seattle, Washington
Study Design and Statistical Analysis: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (Katz MH)
reviewed by Thomas A Lang—Davis, California
Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, 5th ed (Gershwin ME, Albertson TE, editors)
reviewed by Tina V Hartert—Nashville, Tennessee
Childhood Asthma (Szefler SJ, Pedersen S, editors)
reviewed by Martha V White—Wheaton, Maryland
Sarcoidosis (Baughman RP, editor)
reviewed by Robert Dinwiddie—London, United Kingdom
Bird Flu: Diagnosis & Treatment (Dawra S)
reviewed by Philip L Goodman—Denver, Colorado
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