The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


May 2010 / Volume 55 / Number 05

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary

Original Research

A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Noninvasive Ventilation in Severe Acute Asthma
by Dheeraj Gupta, Alok Nath, Ritesh Agarwal, and Digamber Behera—Chandigarh, India
Effects of Imposed Resistance on Tidal Volume With 5 Neonatal Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Systems
by Shannon E Cook, Katherine L Fedor, and Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
Comparison Between Automatic Tube Compensation and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure During Spontaneous Breathing Trials
by Juan B Figueroa-Casas, Ricardo Montoya—El Paso, Texas
Alejandro Arzabala—Jackson, Mississippi
and Sean M Connery—El Paso, Texas
Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Tobacco Use in Veterans at Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center
by William H Thompson—Boise, Idaho
and Sophie St-Hilaire—Pocatello, Idaho
Can We Identify Patients at High Risk for Unplanned Extubation? A Large-Scale Multidisciplinary Survey
by Maged A Tanios—Long Beach, California
Scott K Epstein, Jeanette Livelo, and Daniel Teres—Boston, Massachusetts
Physiological Impact of the N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator on Healthcare Workers
by Raymond J Roberge, Aitor Coca, W Jon Williams, Jeffrey B Powell, and Andrew J Palmiero—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Comparison of PubMed and Google Scholar Literature Searches
by Michael E Anders and Dennis P Evans—Little Rock, Arkansas
Echocardiography, 6-Minute Walk Distance, and Distance-Saturation Product as Predictors of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
by Ariel M Modrykamien, Ravindra Gudavalli, Kevin McCarthy, and Joseph Parambil—Cleveland, Ohio
Relationship Between Functional Residual Capacity, Respiratory Compliance, and Oxygenation in Patients Ventilated After Cardiac Surgery
by Hermann Heinze, Beate Sedemund-Adib, Matthias Heringlake, Torsten Meier, and Wolfgang Eichler—Lübeck, Germany

Review Article

Bronchoscopy During Noninvasive Ventilation: Indications and Technique
by Septimiu D Murgu, Jocelyn Pecson, and Henri G Colt—Irvine, California

Special Article

Competencies Needed by Graduate Respiratory Therapists in 2015 and Beyond
by Thomas A Barnes—Boston, Massachusetts
David D Gale—Richmond, Kentucky
Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
and Woody V Kageler—Fort Worth, Texas

Case Reports

Alveolar Dead-Space Response to Activated Protein C in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
by Richard H Kallet, Robert M Jasmer, and Jean-François Pittet—San Francisco, California
Novel H1N1 Influenza A Viral Infection Complicated by Alveolar Hemorrhage
by Christopher R Gilbert, Kumar Vipul, and Michael Baram—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teaching Case of the Month

Dyspnea in a Lung Transplant Recipient
by Don Hayes Jr, Kateri M Roessler-Henderson, Sara M Davenport, Paul Bryan Collins, and Hubert O Ballard—Lexington, Kentucky


Noninvasive Ventilation in Severe Acute Asthma? Still Far From the Truth
by Raffaele Scala—Arezzo, Italy
CPAP, Yes! But How?
by Craig Black—Toledo, Ohio
Spontaneous Breathing Trials: Should We Use Automatic Tube Compensation?
by Maged A Tanios—Irvine, California
and Scott K Epstein—Boston, Massachusetts
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the Veterans Affairs Hospitals: Haven’t We Seen This Before?
by Guy W Soo Hoo—Los Angeles, California
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