The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

Contents

August 2007 / Volume 52 / Number 8

Editorials

Bye-Bye, Blow-By
by Bruce K Rubin—Winston-Salem, North Carolina
High-Frequency External Chest Wall Compression for Secretion Clearance: Shake It, But Don’t Break It
by Bruce K Rubin—Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Nebulizer Efficiency: Modeling Versus In Vitro Testing
by John H Dennis—Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Original Contributions

The Spontaneous Breathing Pattern and Work of Breathing of Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Acute Lung Injury
by by Richard H Kallet, J Claude Hemphill III, Rochelle A Dicker, James A Alonso, Andre R Campbell, Robert C Mackersie, and Jeffrey A Katz—San Francisco, California
End-of-Life Decision Making in 42 Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
by Craig A Munroe, Michael D Sirdofsky, Tunay Kuru, and Eric D Anderson—Washington, DC
Physiological Responses to Positive Expiratory Pressure Breathing: A Comparison of the PEP Bottle and the PEP Mask
by Maria Sehlin, Fredrik Öhberg, Göran Johansson, and Ola Winsö—Umeå, Sweden
Concordance of Respiratory Care Plans Generated by Protocols From Different Hospitals: A Comparative Study
by James K Stoller, Edward R Hoisington, Martha E Lemin, James A Karol, Robert L Chatburn, Edward J Mascha, and Lucy Kester—Cleveland, Ohio
Multicenter Study of Clinical Features of Sudden-Onset Versus Slower-Onset Asthma Exacerbations Requiring Hospitalization
by Venktesh R Ramnath, Sunday Clark, and Carlos A Camargo Jr—Boston, Massachusetts
Effect of Face Mask Design on Inhaled Mass of Nebulized Albuterol, Using a Pediatric Breathing Model
by Hui-Ling Lin—Madison, South Dakota; Ruben D Restrepo—San Antonio, Texas; Douglas S Gardenshire, and Joseph L Rau—Atlanta, Georgia

Case Reports

Acute Hypoxemia in a Child With Neurologic Impairment Associated With High-Frequency Chest-Wall Compression
by Leah D Willis and Robert H Warren—Little Rock, Arkansas

Special Articles

Respiratory Dysfunction and Pulmonary Diease in Cirrhosis and Other Hepatic Disorders
by Julie L Huffmyer and Edward C Nemergut—Charlottesville, Virginia
A New System for Understanding Nebulizer Performance
by Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio; and Michael McPeck—Stony Brook, New York

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation (Lynch JP III, Ross DJ, editors)
reviewed by Jeffrey D Edelman—Seattle, Washington
My Office Is Killing Me! The Sick Building Survival Guide (May JC)
reviewed by Janice Camp—Seattle, Washington
Bronchial Vascular Remodeling in Asthma and COPD (Lazaar A, editor)
reviewed by Peter K Jeffery—London, United Kingdom
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (O?yrne K, Rusch V, editors)
reviewed by Eugene J Mark—Boston Massachusetts
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