The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


June / Volume 57 / Number 6

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A Special Issue:
49th Respiratory Care Journal Conference—
The Chronically Critically Ill Patient
co-chairs: Shannon S Carson, Neil R MacIntyre

Conference Proceedings

Definitions and Epidemiology of the Chronically Critically Ill
by Shannon S Carson—Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Persistent Systemic Inflammation in Chronic Critical Illness
by Christopher E Cox—Durham, North Carolina
Current Venues of Care and Related Costs for the Chronically Critically Ill
by Michael P Donahoe—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation: Management Strategies
by Alexander C White—Stoughton, Massachusetts
The Growing Role of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients Requiring Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation
by Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts
Long-Term Home Mechanical Ventilation in the United States
by Angela C King—Leo, Indiana
Critical Illness Neuromyopathy and the Role of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Critically Ill Patients?
by Eddy Fan—Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brain Dysfunction in Patients With Chronic Critical Illness
by Timothy D Girard—Nashville, Tennessee
Metabolic and Nutrition Support in the Chronic Critical Illness Syndrome
by Rifka C Schulman and Jeffrey I Mechanick—New York, New York
Infections and the Compromised Immune Status in the Chronically Critically Ill Patient: Prevention Strategies
by Margarita R Cabrera-Cancio—Tampa, Florida
The Chronically Critically Ill Patient: Pediatric Considerations
by Stacey L Peterson-Carmichael and Ira M Cheifetz—Durham, North Carolina
Integration of Palliative Care in Chronic Critical Illness Management
by Judith E Nelson—New York, New York
and Aluko A Hope—Bronx, New York
Research Needs and Strategies to Establish Best Practices and Cost Effective Models for Chronic Critical Illness
by Shannon S Carson—Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Conference Summary

Chronic Critical Illness: The Growing Challenge to Health Care
by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
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