The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


May 2006 / Volume 51 / Number 5


Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit: A Call for Evidence
by Steven Deem—Seattle, Washington

Original Contributions

Use of Dexmedetomidine to Facilitate Extubation in Surgical Intensive-Care-Unit Patients Who Failed Previous Weaning Attempts Following Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: A Pilot Study
by Mark S Siobal, Richard H Kallet, Valerie A Kivett, and Julin F Tang—San Francisco, California
The Impact of Endotracheal Suctioning on Gas Exchange and Hemodynamics During Lung-Protective Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
by Maria Paula Caramez, Guilherme Schettino, Klaudiusz Suchodolski, Tomoyo Nishida, R Scott Harris, Atul Malhotra, and Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
The Importance of Nonelectrostatic Materials in Holding Chambers for Delivery of Hydrofluoroalkane Albuterol
by Joseph L Rau—Atlanta, Georgia; Dominic P Coppolo—Syracuse, New York; Mark W Nagel, Valentina I Avvakoumova, Cathy C Doyle, Kimberly J Wiersema, and Jolyon P Mitchell—London, Ontario, Canada
Levalbuterol Aerosol Delivery With a Nonelectrostatic Versus a Nonconducting Valved Holding Chamber
by Dominic P Coppolo—Syracuse, New York, and Jolyon P Mitchell and Mark W Nagel—London, Ontario, Canada

Case Reports

Progressive Pulmonary Infiltrates in a Patient With Ovarian Cancer
by Veeta M Vaughn, Bret W Haymore, Ines J Sanchez-Rivera, and Alexander S Niven—El Paso, Texas

Special Articles

Recommendations of the 6th Long-Term Oxygen Therapy Consensus Conference
by Dennis E Doherty—Lexington, Kentucky; and Thomas L Petty—Denver, Colorado, for the Writing and Organizing Committees
A Review of the Alpha-1 Foundation: Its Formation, Impact, and Critical Success Factors
by John W Walsh—Miami, Florida; Gordon L Snider—Boston, Massachusetts; and James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio

Teaching Case of the Month

Bullous Lung Disease or Bullous Emphysema?
by Ritesh Agarwal and Ashutosh N Aggarwal—Chandigarh, India


More on Novel Oxygen-Concentrator-Based Equipment (Part 1)
by Tim J Good—Logan, Ohio
response by Linda C Gallegos and John W Shigeoka—Salt Lake City, Utah
More on Novel Oxygen-Concentrator-Based Equipment (Part 2)
by Joseph Lewarski—Goleta, California; Robert Messenger—Elyria, Ohio; and Thomas J Williams—Scottsdale, Arizona
response by Linda C Gallegos and John W Shigeoka—Salt Lake City, Utah

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Physiologic Basis of Respiratory Disease
(Hamid Q, Shannon J, Martin J)
reviewed by Robb W Glenny—Seattle, Washington
Pulmonary Pathophysiology, 2nd ed
(Ali J, Summer W, Levitzky M)
reviewed by Robert R Kempainen—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Practical Pulmonary Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach
(Leslie KO, Wick MR)
reviewed by Joan Gil—New York, New York
Thurlbeck’s Pathology of the Lung, 3rd ed
(Churg AM, Myers JL, Tazelaar HD, Wright JL)
reviewed by Richard L Kradin—Boston, Massachusetts
Air Pollutants and the Respiratory Tract, 2nd ed
(Foster WM, Costa DL, editors)
reviewed by Jonathan A Bernstein—Cincinnati, Ohio
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms
(Barnes PJ, editors)
reviewed by Sanjay Sethi—Buffalo, New York
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