The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


May / Volume 56 / Number 5

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Original Research

Higher PEEP in Patients With Acute Lung Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
by Elliott C Dasenbrook—Cleveland, Ohio Dale M Needham, Roy G Brower, and Eddy Fan—Baltimore, Maryland
Timing of the Onset of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Population-Based Study
by Giath Shari—Rochester, Minnesota Marija Kojicic—Sremska Kamenica, Serbia Guangxi Li, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, Cesar Trillo Alvarez, Rahul Kashyap, Yue Dong, Jaise T Poulose, Vitaly Herasevich, Javier A Cabello Garza, and Ognjen Gajic—Rochester, Minnesota
Clinical Relevance of Classification According to Weaning Difficulty
by Alexandre Tonnelier, Jean-Marie Tonnelier, Emmanuel Nowak, Christophe Gut-Gobert, Gwenaël Prat, Anne Renault, Jean-Michel Boles, and Erwan L’Her—Brest, France
Leak Profile Inspection During Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
by Marcel A Baltzan, Richard Dabrusin, Alfonso Garcia-Asensi, Jennie-Laure Sully, Maryse Parenteau, Germaine Tansimat, Ibrahim Kassissia, and Norman Wolkove—Montréal, Québec, Canada
Tracheal Secretion Management in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient: Comparison of Standard Assessment and an Acoustic Secretion Detector
by Alberto Lucchini, Alberto Zanella, Giacomo Bellani, Roberto Gariboldi, Giuseppe Foti, Antonio Pesenti, and Roberto Fumagalli—Monza, Italy
A New Heat And Moisture Exchanger for Laryngectomized Patients: Endotracheal Temperature and Humidity
by Renske J Scheenstra, Saar H Muller, Andrew Vincent, Annemieke H Ackerstaff, Irene Jacobi, and Frans JM Hilgers—Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hypoxemia Adds to the CURB-65 Pneumonia Severity Score in Hospitalized Patients With Mild Pneumonia
by Francisco Sanz—Valencia, Spain
Marcos I Restrepo—San Antonio, Texas
Estrella Fernández—Valencia, Spain
Eric M Mortensen—San Antonio, Texas
María Carmen Aguar, Ángela Cervera—Valencia, Spain
Eusebi Chiner—Alacant, Spain
and Jose Blanquer—Valencia, Spain
the Neumonía Adquirida en la Comunidad de la Comunidad Valenciana Study Group
Population-Based Study on the Prevalence of Spirometric Obstructive Pattern in Porto, Portugal
by Joana Mascarenhas, Helena Falcão, Patrícia Lourenço, Cristiana Paulo, Marta Patacho,
Paulo Bettencourt, and Ana Azevedo—Porto, Portugal
Effect of Albuterol on Expiratory Resistance in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
by Eumorfia Kondili, Christina Alexopoulou, George Prinianakis, Nektaria Xirouchaki, Katerina Vaporidi, and Dimitris Georgopoulos—Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Retrospective Monitoring in the Management of Persistent Asthma
by Georgios Kourtis, Maria-Filomena Caiaffa, Cesarea Forte, Marisa I Scarlato, and Luigi Macchia—Bari, Italy


Anemia in COPD: A Systematic Review of the Prevalence, Quality of Life, and Mortality
by Abebaw Mengistu Yohannes—Manchester, United Kingdom
and William Baldwin Ershler—Baltimore, Maryland
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome in Thoracic Malignancies
by Philipp M Lepper—Homburg, Germany
Sebastian R Ott, Hanno Hoppe—Bern, Switzerland
Christian Schumann—Ulm, Germany
Uz Stammberger—Bern, Switzerland
Antonio Bugalho—Lisbon, Portugal
Steffen Frese, Michael Schmücking, Norbert M Blumstein, Nicolas Diehm—Bern, Switzerland
Robert Bals and Jürg Hamacher—Homburg, Germany
Respiratory Care Year in Review 2010: Part 2.
Invasive Mechanical Ventilation, Noninvasive Ventilation, Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation, Aerosol Therapy
by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
Stefano Nava—Bologna, Italy
Robert M DiBlasi—Seattle, Washington
Ruben D Restrepo—San Antonio, Texas
and Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts

Special Article

Transitioning the Respiratory Therapy Workforce for 2015 and Beyond
by Thomas A Barnes, Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
Woody V Kageler—Fort Worth, Texas
Michael J Morris—San Antonio, Texas
and Charles G Durbin Jr—Charlottesville, Virginia

Case Reports

Bilateral Bochdalek Hernias Presenting as Respiratory Failure in an Elderly Patient
by Carlos L Alviar, Juan P Cordova, Aleksandr Korniyenko, Fahad Javed, Miguel Tsukayama, and Gopal Narayanswami—New York, New York
Uvular Necrosis as an Unusual Complication of Bronchoscopy Via the Nasal Approach
by Lily Kristine F Sunio, Tahmeed A Contractor, and Gina Chacon—East Lansing, Michigan
Use of Non-Partitioned Ventilator Tubing Results in Dead-Space Ventilation Hypercarbia
by Bassem O Asaad—Stony Brook, New York Mohammad Helwani—St Louis, Missouri David M Wheeler and Michael S O’Connor—Cleveland, Ohio

Teaching Cases of the Month

Bronchodilator Responsiveness Following a Negative Methacholine Challenge Test
by Jeffrey M Haynes—Nashua, New Hampshire
Infected Cavitating Pulmonary Infarction
by Srinivas Rajagopala, Uma Devaraj, and George D’Souza—Bangalore, India


How Much PEEP? Do We Need Another Meta-Analysis?
by Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts
Acute Lung Injury: Time to Find a Way That Works
by Ednan K Bajwa—Boston, Massachusetts
Simple, Difficult, or Prolonged Weaning: The Most Important Factor Is the Success or Failure of the First Weaning Trial
by Arnaud W Thille—Créteil, France
Bell, Whistles, and Leak Profiles
by Stephen W Littleton—Chicago, Illinois
Building a Bridge to the Future: Some Points to Ponder
by Sam P Giordano—Irving, Texas
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