The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


July / Volume 56 / Number 7

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Original Research

Accuracy and Reliability of Extubation Decisions by Intensivists
by Aiman Tulaimat and Babak Mokhlesi—Chicago, Illinois
Performance of Current Intensive Care Unit Ventilators During Pressure and Volume Ventilation
by Andrew D Marchese, Demet Sulemanji, Daniel Chipman—Boston, Massachusetts
Jesús Villar—Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
and Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Severe Refractory Respiratory Failure Secondary to 2009 H1N1 Influenza A
by David A Turner, Kyle J Rehder, Stacey L Peterson-Carmichael,
Caroline P Ozment, Mashael S Al-Hegelan, Walter L Williford,
Michelle A Peters, Paul W Noble,
and Ira M Cheifetz—Durham, North Carolina
Heliox and Forward-Leaning Posture Improve the Efficacy of Nebulized Bronchodilator in Acute Asthma: A Randomized Trial
by Daniella C Brandão, Murilo C Britto, Maira F Pessoa,
Rafaela B de Sá, Luciana Alcoforado, Leonardo O Matos,
Thayse N Silva, and Armèle Dornelas de Andrade—Recife City, Brazil
Management and Long-Term Outcome of Patients With Chronic Neuromuscular Disease Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for Acute Respiratory Failure: A Single-Center Retrospective Study
by Ghislain Flandreau, Gael Bourdin, Véronique Leray, Frédérique Bayle,
Florent Wallet, Bertrand Delannoy, Gérard Durante, Bernard Vincent,
Jack Barbier, Jean-François Burle, Sandrine Passant, Jean-Christophe Richard,
and Claude Guérin—Lyon, France
Osteoporosis Prevalence and Associated Factors in Patients With COPD: A Cross-Sectional Study
by Denise Rossato Silva, Ana Cláudia Coelho, Anelise Dumke,
Jorge Diego Valentini, Juliana Nunes de Nunes, Clarisse Luisa Stefani,
Lívia Fontes da Silva Mendes, and Marli Maria Knorst—Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Comparison of Expiratory Isovolume Pressure-Flow Curves With the Stop-Flow Versus the Esophageal-Balloon Method
by Derya C Coursey—College Park, Maryland
Steven M Scharf—Baltimore, Maryland
and Arthur T Johnson—College Park, Maryland
Effects of Implementing Adaptive Support Ventilation in a Medical Intensive Care Unit
by Chien-Wen Chen—Taipei, Taiwan
Chin-Pyng Wu—Taoyuan, Taiwan
Yu-Ling Dai, Wann-Cherng Perng, Chih-Feng Chian, Wen-Lin Su—Taipei, Taiwan
and Yuh-Chin T Huang—Durham, North Carolina
by Mara Paneroni—Lumezzane, Italy
Enrico Clini—Gaiato, Italy
Carla Simonelli, Luca Bianchi—Lumezzane, Italy
Francesca Degli Antoni—Gaiato, Italy
and Michele Vitacca—Lumezzane, Italy
Evaluation of an Alternative Chest Physiotherapy Method in Infants With Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis
by Guy Postiaux, Jacques Louis, Henri C Labasse, Julien Gerroldt,
Anne-Claire Kotik, Amandine Lemuhot, and Caroline Patte—Montignies-sur-Sambre, Belgium
Chester Step Test in Patients With COPD: Reliability and Correlation With Pulmonary Function Test Results
by Anderson Alves de Camargo, Tatiana Justino, Carlos Henrique Silva de Andrade,
Carla Malaguti, and Simone Dal Corso—São Paulo, Brazil
C-Reactive Protein Alone or Combined With Cardiac Troponin T for Risk Stratification of Respiratory Intensive Care Unit Patients
by Savas Ozsu, Gurdal Yilmaz, Ismail Yilmaz, Funda Oztuna,
Yilmaz Bulbul, and Tevfik Ozlu—Trabzon, Turkey
MicroRNA Expression Profile in Hyperoxia-Exposed Newborn Mice During the Development of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
by Xiaoying Zhang, Wei Peng, Sheng Zhang, Chunzhi Wang,
Xiyu He, Zhimei Zhang, Lina Zhu, Yan Wang,
Zhichun Feng—Beijing, People’s Republic of China


Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
by Ajmal Khan and Ritesh Agarwal—Chandigarh, India

Case Reports

Multinodular Goiter as the Initial Presentation of Systemic Sarcoidosis: Limitation of Fine-Needle Biopsy
by Thanh D Hoang, Vinh Q Mai, Patrick W Clyde, Babette C Glister,
and Mohamed KM Shakir—Bethesda, Maryland
Endobronchial Metastasis of a Primary Transitional-Cell and Signet-Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder
by Nedim Çekmen, Sonay Açiksöz, Hacer Serdarog˘lu, Özcan Erdemli,
and Tansel Inan—Ankara, Turkey
Lung Hernia Associated With Hemothorax Following Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
by John S Emberger Jr, Lisa Racine, and Vinay Maheshwari—Newark, Delaware
The Velcro Mustache: A Potential Barrier to Effective Bag-and-Mask Ventilation in Neonates on Nasal CPAP: Two Case Reports
by Sabah Helou, Howard J Birenbaum, Daniel Blue, Maria A Pane,
and Gregory Andre Marinkovich—Baltimore, Maryland

Teaching Cases of the Month

A 60-Year Old Man Presenting With Yellow Nail Syndrome
by Ariel Modrykamien—Omaha, Nebraska
and Omar Minai—Cleveland, Ohio
Primary Pulmonary Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma in a Patient With Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
by Vishal J Verma—Brooklyn, New York
Shilpa Jain—New York, New York
Shashideep Singhal, Sasikanth Nallagatla, Ayanava Majumdar, Mary Vangala,
Farhad Arjomand, and Viswanath P Vasudevan—Brooklyn, New York 1046


Success Stories: Use of Patient Vignettes to Assess the Ability of Physicians to Predict Extubation Success
by Jonathan M Siner and Mark D Siegel—New Haven, Connecticut
Is Volume Inferior to Pressure?
by Masaji Nishimura—Kuramoto, Tokushima, Japan
Are Contraindications to Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Slowly Vanishing?
by Peter Betit—Boston, Massachusetts
Posture Perfect: The Role of Positioning During Bronchodilator Administration With Oxygen or Heliox
by James B Fink and Arzu Ari—Atlanta, Georgia
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