The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

Contents

August 2006 / Volume 51 / Number 8

Special Issue Part I

37th RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference: Neuromuscular Disease in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Co-Chairs
Joshua O Benditt MD
Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC

Foreword

Respiratory Care and Neuromuscular Disease
by Joshua O Benditt—Seattle, Washington and Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts

Conference Proceedings

The Neuromuscular Respiratory System: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and a Respiratory Care Approach to Patients
by Joshua O Benditt—Seattle, Washington
Muscle Dysfunction Associated With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
Respiratory Dysfunction and Management in Spinal Cord Injury
by Robert Brown—Boston, Massachusetts; Anthony F DiMarco—Cleveland, Ohio; Jeannette D Hoit—Tucson, Arizona; and Eric Garshick—Boston, Massachusetts
Respiratory Effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Problems and Solutions
by Noah Lechtzin—Baltimore, Maryland
Respiratory Issues in the Management of Children With Neuromuscular Disease
by Howard B Panitch—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Noninvasive Ventilation in Neuromuscular Disease: Equipment and Application
by Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts
Management of Airway Clearance in Neuromuscular Disease
by Louis J Boitano—Seattle, Washington

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Control of Breathing
(Ward DS, Dahan A, Teppema LJ, editors)
reviewed by Nausherwan K Burki—Farmington, Connecticut
Acute and Chronic Cough
(Redington AE, Morice AH, editors)
reviewed by Lorcan McGarvey—Belfast, Northern Ireland
Severe Pneumonia
(Niederman MS, editor)
reviewed by Warren Isakow—St Louis, Missouri
Sleep Medicine: A Guide to Sleep and Its Disorders, 2nd ed
(Shneerson JM)
reviewed by Susan M Harding—Birmingham, Alabama
Cystic Fibrosis in the 21st Century
(Bush A, Alton EWFW, Davies JC, Griesenbach U, Jaffe A, editors)
reviewed by Bruce K Rubin—Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Lung Surfactant Function and Disorder
(Nag K, editor)
reviewed by Shabbir Hussain—London, Ontario, Canada
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