The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

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July 2003 / Volume 48 / Number 7

Editorials

The Challenge of Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: A Shared Global Experience
by David C Chao, Meg Stearn-Hassenpflug, and David J Scheinhorn—Los Angeles, California

Original Contributions

Demographics and Clinical Outcomes of Patients Admitted to a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit Located in a Rehabilitation Center
by Piero Ceriana, Monica Delmastro, Ciro Rampulla, and Stefano Nava—Pavia, Italy
Does Ambient Light Affect the Accuracy of Pulse Oximetry?
by Robert R Fluck Jr, Christine Schroeder, Greg Frani, Brad Kropf, and Brenda Engbretson—Syracuse, New York
Incidence and Risk Factors for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in 4 Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Units in Athens, Greece
by Eleni Apostolopoulou, Petros Bakakos, Theophanis Katostaras, Leonides Gregorakos—Athens, Greece
Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure/Positive End-Expiratory Pressure and Pressure-Support Ventilation on Work of Breathing, Using an Animal Model
by Mark J Heulitt, Shirley J Holt, Tracy L Thurman, Sterling Wilson, and Renée A Hall—Little Rock, Arkansas

Graphics Corner

Changing Ventilator Graphics in a Patient with Massive Cerebral Hemorrhage
by Jeffrey M Haynes—Nashua, New Hampshire
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