The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


April 2008 / Volume 53 / Number 4

Original Contributions

Reproducibility and Validity of a Handheld Spirometer
by R Graham Barr—New York, New York
Kimberly J Stemple—Atlanta, Georgia
Sonia Mesia-Vela, Robert C Basner—New York, New York
Susan J Derk, Paul K Henneberger—Atlanta, Georgia
Donald K Milton—Cambridge, Massachusetts
and Brenda Taveras—New York, New York
Relationship Between Nutritional Status and Maximum Inspiratory and Expiratory Pressures in Cystic Fibrosis
by Bruna Ziegler, Janice L Lukrafka, Claudine L de Oliveira Abraão, Paula M Rovedder, and Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin—Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Sputum Color: Potential Implications for Clinical Practice
by Allen L Johnson—Seattle, Washington,
David F Hampson—Walla Walla, Washington
and Neil B Hampson—Seattle, Washington
Potential Reasons Why Physicians Underuse Lung-Protective Ventilation: A Retrospective Cohort Study Using Physician Documentation
by Mark E Mikkelsen—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pali M Dedhiya—Baltimore, Maryland
Ravi Kalhan—Chicago, Illinois
Robert J Gallop—West Chester, Pennsylvania
Paul N Lanken, and Barry D Fuchs—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Case Reports

Hypoxemia Secondary to Right-to-Left Interatrial Shunt Through a Patent Foramen Ovale in a Patient With an Elevated Right Hemidiaphragm
by Linda A Perkins, Steven M Costa, Carl D Boethel, and Mark E Lawrence—Temple, Texas
Endobronchial Nodules in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis
by Marwan K Elya, Walid G Younis, Tarek A Dernaika, Nadim N Daher, Houssein A Youness, and Jean I Keddissi—Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

34th Donald F Egan Scientific Memorial Lecture

Caring for Patients With Critical Illness and Their Families: the Value of the Integrated Clinical Team
by J Randall Curtis—Seattle, Washington

Special Articles

Respiratory Care Informatics and the Practice of Respiratory Care
by Constance C Mussa—New York, New York

Teaching Case of the Month

Severe Hypothermia With Osborn Waves in Diabetic Ketoacidosis
by Zachary D Goldberger—Seattle, Washington


Nasal Dryness Discomfort in Individuals Receiving Dry Oxygen Via Nasal Cannula
by Kenji Miyamoto and Masaharu Nishimura—Sapporo, Japan
Vocalization During Huff
by Deane Hillsman—Sacramento, California
author response by James B Fink—Mountain View, California
Obstacles to Implementing Evidence-Based Guidelines
by Sonia O Labeau, Dominique M Vandijck, Koenraad H Vanderwoude,
and Stijn I Blot—Ghent, Belgium
author response by A Murat Kaynar—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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