The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


July 2006 / Volume 51 / Number 7


Problems With Forehead Reflectance Pulse Oximetry
by Steven J Barker—Tucson, Arizona
Of Time and Temperature, Plastic and Glass: Specimen Handling in the Blood-Gas Laboratory
by Gregg L Ruppel—St Louis, Missouri
Interpretation of Spirometry: We Can Do Better Than the GOLD Standard
by Bruce H Culver—Seattle, Washington
On the Power and Risks of the Percent of Predicted
by James K Stoller and Kevin McCarthy—Cleveland, Ohio

Original Contributions

Comparison of a New Forehead Reflectance Pulse Oximeter Sensor With a Conventional Digit Sensor in Pediatric Patients
by John W Berkenbosch—Louisville, Kentucky and Joseph D Tobias—Columbia, Missouri
Effects of Syringe Material, Sample Storage Time, and Temperature on Blood Gases and Oxygen Saturation in Arterialized Human Blood Samples
by Thomas P Knowles, Rory A Mullin—Cleveland, Ohio Jefferson A Hunter, and F Herbert Douce—Columbus, Ohio
Comparison of Fixed Percentage Method and Lower Confidence Limits for Defining Limits of Normality for Interpretation of Spirometry
by Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Dheeraj Gupta, Digamber Behera, and Surinder K Jindal—Chandigarh, India
Hospital Discharge of Respiratory-Technology-Dependent Children: Role of a Dedicated Respiratory Care Discharge Coordinator
by Donna K Tearl, Timothy J Cox, and James H Hertzog—Wilmington, Delaware
Immediate Effects of Thixotropy Conditioning of Inspiratory Muscles on Chest-Wall Volume in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
by Masahiko Izumizaki, Fujiyasu Kakizaki, Kazumasa Tanaka, Ikuo Homma—Tokyo, Japan
Use of a Noninvasive Pulse CO-Oximeter to Measure Blood Carboxyhemoglobin Levels in Bingo Players
by Neil B Hampson, Erika D Ecker, and Karen L Scott—Seattle, Washington

Case Reports

Rounded Atelectasis With Atypical Computed Tomography Findings
by Walid G Younis, Tarek A Dernaika, Kellie R Jones, Gary T Kinasewitz, and Jean I Keddissi—Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Teaching Case of the Month

Typical Symptoms and Atypical Radiographic Findings in a Case of Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia
by Andrew M Luks and William A Altemeier—Seattle, Washington


Qualitative Studies to Explore Barriers to Spirometry Use: A Breath of Fresh Air?
by Patrick JP Poels, Tim C olde Hartman, and Tjard R Schermer—Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Cystic Fibrosis and Celiac Disease in a Family: Adding a Fourth Reminder
by Eszter Csiszér—Budapest, Hungary
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