The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


July 2008 / Volume 53 / Number 7



Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Is It Really Dangerous?
by Robert A Berg and Karl B Kern—Tucson, Arizona
Building a Better Intensive Care Unit: The Role of Industrial Process Improvement in Critical Care
by Jeremy M Kahn and Richard P Shannon—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Capnography and Respiratory Care in the 21st Century
by Richard H Kallet—San Francisco, California

Original Contributions

Comparison of a 10-Breaths-Per-Minute Versus a 2-Breaths-Per-Minute Strategy During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a Porcine Model of Cardiac Arrest
by Keith G Lurie, Demetris Yannopoulos, Scott H McKnite, Margot L Herman—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ahamed H Idris—Dallas, Texas
Vinay M Nadkarni—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wanchun Tang—Rancho Mirage, California
Andrea Gabrielli—Gainesville, Florida
Thomas A Barnes—Boston, Massachusetts
and Anja K Metzger—Minneapolis, Minnesota
An Analysis of Features of Respiratory Therapy Departments That Are Avid For Change
by James K Stoller, Lucy Kester, Vincent T Roberts, Douglas K Orens, Mark D Babic, Martha E Lemin, Edward R Hoisington, Colleen M Dolgan, Harlow B Cohen, and Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
Anatomic Dead Space Cannot Be Predicted by Body Weight
by Lara M Brewer, Joseph A Orr, and Nathan L Pace—Salt Lake City, Utah
Spirometric Correlates of Dyspnea Improvement Among Emergency Department Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation
by Carlos A Camargo Jr, Chu-Lin Tsai, Sunday Clark, Patrick A Kenney, and Michael S Radeos—Boston, Massachusetts
Patient Comfort During Pressure Support and Volume Controlled-Continuous Mandatory Ventilation
by Alan D Betensley, Imran Khalid, John Crawford, Robert A Pensler, and Bruno DiGiovine—Detroit, Michigan

Philip Kittredge Memorial Lecture

Managing Respiratory Care: Where Is the Science?
by Karen J Stewart—Charleston, West Virginia

Case Reports

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease in an Immunocompetent Adolescent
by Kin-Sun Wong, Tzou-Yien Lin, Yhu-Chering Huang, and Chih-Yung Chiu—Taoyuan, Taiwan

Teaching Case of the Month

Constrictive Pericarditis Presenting as Unexplained Dyspnea With Recurrent Pleural Effusion
by Kannan Ramar and Craig A Dan—Rochester, Minnesota


Who Should Manage the Airway?
by Jeffrey M Haynes—Nashua, New Hampshire
author response by Daniel Talmor—Boston, Massachusetts
Noninvasive Ventilation During a Mass-Casualty Event
by John McCracken—Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
author response by Richard D Branso—Cincinnati, Ohio
and Lewis Rubinson—Seattle, Washington
Blow-By Revisited
by Ronald Baty—Falls Church, Virginia
author response by Bruce K Rubin—Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Airway Pressure-Release Ventilation
by Brent D Kenne—Springfield, Missouri
author response by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
and Timothy R Myer—Cleveland, Ohio
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