The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


June 2003 / Volume 48 / Number 6


Patient-Based Studies of Agreement Between Spirometers
by Thomas A Dillard, Juan Reyes, Maribeth Johnson, and Randy Baker—Augusta, Georgia
Bronchial Challenge: Just Do It!
by Charles G Irvin—Burlington, Vermont

Original Studies

Comparison of a New Desktop Spirometer (Spirospec) with a Laboratory Spirometer in a Respiratory Out-Patient Clinic
by François Swart, Macé M Schuurmans, Johannes C Heydenreich, Clarissa H Pieper, and Chris T Bolliger—Cape Town, South Africa
Clinical Variables Are Poor Selection Criteria for the Use of Methacholine Bronchoprovocation in Symptomatic Subjects
by Annie Lin Parker and Muhanned Abu-Hijleh—Pawtucket, Rhode Island
The Role of Transbronchial Needle Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Bronchogenic Carcinoma
by Thida Win, Susan Stewart, Ashley M Groves, Jonna Pepke-Zaba, and Clare M Laroche— Papworth Everard, Cambridge, United Kingdom


Assessing the Need for Bronchodilator Therapy: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear
by Jeffrey M Haynes—Nashua, New Hampshire
response by James K Stoller, Douglas K Orens, and Lucy Kester—Cleveland, Ohio

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Non-Neoplastic Disorders of the Lower Respiratory Tract
(Travis WD, Colby TV, Koss MN, Rosado-de-Christenson ML, Müller NL, King TE Jr)
reviewed by Anthony A Gal—Atlanta, Georgia
Management of Respiratory Tract Infections, 3rd ed
(Bartlett JG)
reviewed by Christopher D Beaty—Seattle, Washington
Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult, 2nd ed
(Parrillo JE, Dellinger RP)
reviewed by David A Kregenow—Seattle, Washington
Handbook of Evidence-Based Critical Care
(Marik PE)
reviewed by Peter J Papadakos—Rochester, New York
Mechanisms of Organ Dysfunction in Critical Illness
(Evans TW, Fink MP, editors)
reviewed by Benjamin T Suratt—Burlington, Vermont
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