The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


June 2010 / Volume 55 / Number 06

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary

Original Research

Spirometry Training Does Not Guarantee Valid Results
by Brigitte M Borg, Moegamat Faizel Hartley—Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mo T Fisher—Geelong, Victoria, Australia
and Bruce R Thompson—Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Comparison of Settings Used for High-Frequency Chest-Wall Compression in Cystic Fibrosis
by Robert R Kempainen—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carlos Milla—Palo Alto, California
Jordan Dunitz, Kay Savik, Ann Hazelwood, Cynthia Williams—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bruce K Rubin—Richmond, Virginia
and Joanne L Billings—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Patient Satisfaction During Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Performed Under Conscious Sedation
by Daniel P Steinfort and Louis B Irving—Parkville, Victoria, Australia
The Effects of Simulated Airway Diseases and Affected Flow Distributions on Aerosol Deposition
by Gabriela Apiou-Sbirlea, Ira M Katz—Jouy-en-Josas, France
and Ted B Martonen—Laguna Beach, California
Utilization of Positive-Pressure Devices for Breathing Exercises in the Hospital Setting: A Regional Survey in São Paulo, Brazil
by Julio F Fiore Jr, Luciana D Chiavegato, Denise M Paisani, and Daniela BB Colucci—São Paulo, Brazil
Effect of Educational and Psychological Intervention on the Quality of Life of Asthmatic Patients
by Hong-Wei Sun—Weifang, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China
Jian-Ping Wang—Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Su-Zhen Wang, Yan-Yu Wang, Yu-Ping Song—Weifang, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China
Zhi-Hui Yang—Beijing, People’s Republic of China
and Le-Xin Wang—Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
The Borg Scale Is Accurate in Children and Adolescents Older Than 9 Years With Cystic Fibrosis
by Patrícia X Hommerding, Márcio VF Donadio, Taisa F Paim, and Paulo JC Marostica—Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
High-Frequency Percussive Ventilation: Pneumotachograph Validation and Tidal Volume Analysis
by Patrick F Allan—Landstuhl, Germany
Team-Building and Change Management in Respiratory Care: Description of a Process and Outcomes
by James K Stoller, Madhu Sasidhar, David M Wheeler, Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
Roy T Bivens, Dave Priganc—Charlotte, North Carolina
and Douglas K Orens—Cleveland, Ohio


Implementing Change in Respiratory Care
by James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio

Case Reports

A Case of Pneumomediastinum in a Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome on Pressure Support Ventilation
by Véronique Leray, Gael Bourdin, Ghislain Flandreau, Frédérique Bayle, Florent Wallet, Jean-Christophe Richard, and Claude Guérin—Lyon, France
Ventilator-Disconnect and Death: A Case Study and a Safety Device
by William S Lowery—Alameda, California

Teaching Case of the Month

The Role of Point-of-Care Testing in the Early Diagnosis of Pseudo-Hypoxemia in Myeloproliferative Disorders
by Karen Chen, Rudolph B Puana, Kristen J Price, Charles A Koller, and Joseph L Nates—Houston, Texas
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