The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


May / Volume 57 / Number 5

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Original Research

Reduction in the Incidence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: A Multidisciplinary Approach
by Alejandro C Arroliga, Claire L Pollard, Callie D Wilde, Shad J Pellizzari, Ahmad Chebbo, Juhee Song, Joann Ordner, Stacy Cormier and Tricia Meyer—Temple, Texas
Potential Inadequacy of Automatic Tube Compensation to Decrease Inspiratory Work Load After at Least 48 Hours of Endotracheal Tube Use in the Clinical Setting
by Jun Oto, Hideaki Imanaka, Emiko Nakataki, Rie Ono, and Masaji Nishimura—Tokushima City, Japan
Noninvasive Ventilation Outside the Intensive Care Unit From the Patient Point of View: A Pilot Study
by Luca Cabrini, Elena Moizo, Elisa Nicelli, Gloria Licini, Stefano Turi, Giovanni Landoni, Paolo Silvani, and Alberto Zangrillo—Milan, Italy
Survey of Directors of Respiratory Therapy Departments Regarding the Future Education and Credentialing of Respiratory Care Students and Staff
by Robert M Kacmarek, Thomas A Barnes—Boston, Massachusetts
and Charles G Durbin Jr—Charlottesville, Virginia
High-Flow Oxygen Therapy: Pressure Analysis in a Pediatric Airway Model
by Javier Urbano, Jimena del Castillo, Jesús López-Herce, José A Gallardo, María J Solana, and Ángel Carrillo—Madrid, Spain
Effects of Exercise Training on Pulmonary Mechanics and Functional Status in Patients With Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation
by Yen-Huey Chen, Hui-Ling Lin, Hsiu-Feng Hsiao, Lan-Ti Chou, Kuo-Chin Kao, Chung-Chi Huang, and Ying-Huang Tsai—Taoyuan, Taiwan
Intrapulmonary Effects of Setting Parameters in Portable Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation Devices
by Michel Toussaint, Marie-Charlotte Guillet, Stéphanie Paternotte, Philippe Soudon, and Jurn Haan—Brussels, Belgium
Helmet Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With Acute Postoperative Respiratory Failure
by Francisco Javier Redondo Calvo, Maria Madrazo—Ciudad Real, Spain
Fernando Gilsanz, Rafael Uña—Madrid, Spain
Rubén Villazala and Ginés Bernal—Ciudad Real, Spain
Factors Associated With Misdiagnosis of Smear-Negative Tuberculosis: An Experience in Taiwan
by Chih-Yun Yang, How-Ran Guo, Ya-Yun Cheng—Tainan, Taiwan
and Ruay-Ming Huang—Hualien City, Taiwan
Effect of Diffuse Panbronchiolitis Critical Region 1 Polymorphisms on the Risk of Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease in Korean Asthmatics
by Jin Sol Lee, Joon Seol Bae, Jeong-Hyun Kim, Jason Yongha Kim, Tae Joon Park, Charisse Flerida A Pasaje, Byung-Lae Park, Hyun Sub Cheong, Soo-Taek Uh—Seoul, Republic of Korea
Jong-Sook Park—Bucheon, Republic of Korea
Choon-Sik Park, and Hyoung Doo Shin—Seoul, Republic of Korea


The ICU Follow-Up Clinic: A New Paradigm for Intensivists
by Ariel M Modrykamien—Omaha, Nebraska
Chest Ultrasonography in the ICU
by Greta Gardelli—Cesena, Italy
Francesco Feletti—Ravenna, Italy
Andrea Nanni, Maurizio Mughetti—Cesena, Italy
Antonella Piraccini—Ravenna, Italy
and Maurizio Zompatori—Bologna, Italy

AARC Clinical Practice Guideline

Humidification During Invasive and Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation: 2012
by Ruben D Restrepo—San Antonio, Texas
and Brian K Walsh—Dallas, Texas

Case Reports

Expectant Management of Pneumothorax in Preterm Infants Receiving Assisted Ventilation: Report of 4 Cases and Review of the Literature
by Ratchada Kitsommart, Bianca Martins, Marcela N Bottino—Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
and Guilherme M Sant’Anna—Montreal, Québec, Canada
Use of an Endoscopy Face Mask in Patients With Gastric Distention Undergoing Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure: A Comparative Case Study Report
by Ángel Ortega-González, José Carlos Serrano-Rebollo, José Javier García-López, Teresa Vargas-Hidalgo, and José Celdrán-Gil—Talavera de la Reina, Spain
High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation for Rescue From Refractory Hypoxemia in a Patient With Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury
by Chin-Hua Huang, Han-Chung Hu, Meng-Jer Hsieh, Ching-Tzu Huang, Hsiu-Ying Cho, Hsiu-Feng Hsiao, Cheng-Ta Yang, Ying-Huang Tsai, Chung-Chi Huang, and Kuo-Chin Kao—Taoyuan, Taiwan
An In-patient Model for Positive Airway Pressure Desensitization: A Report of 2 Pediatric Cases
by Kelli-Lee Harford—Madison, Wisconsin
Supriya Jambhekar, Gulnur Com, Lisa Bylander, Kristi Pruss, Jana Teagle, and Wendy Ward —Little Rock, Arkansas

Teaching Case of the Month

Longstanding Tracheobronchial Foreign Body in an Adult
Ti-Hei Wu, Yeung-Leung Cheng, Ching Tzao, Hung Chang, Chih-Ming Hsieh, and Shih-Chun Lee—Taipei, Taiwan


The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Approach to VAP Prevention: The Role of the Respiratory Therapist
by Christian Sandrock and Joan Daly—Sacramento, California
Automatic Tube Compensation: Is It Worthwhile?
by Erwan L’Her—Brest, France
Acute Application of Noninvasive Ventilation Outside the ICU: When Is It Safe?
by Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
and Jesús Villar—Madrid, Spain


Errors in Turbuhaler Technique in a Spanish Population of Asthmatic Patients
by Victoria García-Cárdenas, Daniel Sabater-Hernández José P García-Corpas, María J Faus, Fernando Martínez-Martínez—Granada, Spain
and Shalom I Benrimoj—Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
author response by Iman A Basheti—Amman, Jordan
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