The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


May 2008 / Volume 53 / Number 5

41st RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference

Journal Conference Meeting the Challenges of Asthma Part I

A Special Issue

Neil R MacIntyre MD FAARC
Timothy R Myers RRT-NPS

Conference Foreword

Meeting the Challenges of Asthma
by Neil R MacIntyre–Durham, North Carolina
and Timothy R Myers–Cleveland, Ohio

Conference Proceedings

Trends in Asthma Prevalence, Admission Rates, and Asthma Deaths
by Fernando D Martinez–Tucson, Arizona
Clinical Asthma Syndromes and Important Asthma Mimics
by Christopher S King–Washington, District of Columbia
and Lisa K Moores–Bethesda, Maryland
Making the Diagnosis of Asthma
by Meredith C McCormack–Baltimore, Maryland
and Paul L Enright–Tucson, Arizona
Traditional and New Approaches to Asthma Monitoring
by Christine A Sorkness–Madison, Wisconsin
Environmental Issues in Managing Asthma
by Gregory B Diette, Meredith C McCormack, Nadia N Hansel, Patrick N Breysse,
and Elizabeth C Matsui–Baltimore, Maryland
Safety and Efficacy of ß Agonists
by James F Donohue–Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Inhaled Corticosteroids in Asthma Management
by Patrick O Sobande, and Carolyn M Kercsmar–Cincinnati, Ohio

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

The Asthma Educator’s Handbook. (Fanta CH, Stieb ES, Carter EL, Haver KE)
reviewed by Tim Conlin–Lafayette, Colorado
Noninvasive Respiratory Support: A Practical Handbook, 3rd edition. (Simonds AK, editor)
reviewed by John P Brennan–Boston, Massachusetts
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency–Clinical Aspects and Management. (Köhnlein T, Welte T)
reviewed by James K Stoller–Cleveland, Ohio
Cystic Fibrosis, 3rd edition. (Hodson M, Geddes D, Bush A, editors)
reviewed by Edward F McKone–Elm Park, Dublin, Ireland
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