The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


August 2008 / Volume 53 / Number 8

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary

Original Contributions

Hypercapnia Test As a Predictor of Success in Spontaneous Breathing Trials and Extubation
by Joan M Raurich, Gemma Rialp, Jordi Ibáñez, Carlos Campillo, Ignacio Ayestarán, and Carmen Blanco—Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Spirometry Quality-Control Strategies in a Multinational Study of the Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
by Rogelio Pérez-Padilla, Juan Carlos Vázquez-García—México City, México
María Nelly Márquez—Montevideo, Uruguay
and Ana Maria B Menezes—Pelotas, Brazil
Do Directed Cough Maneuvers Improve Cough Effectiveness in the Early Period After Open Heart Surgery? Effect of Thoracic Support and Maximal Inspiration on Cough Peak Expiratory Flow, Cough Expiratory Volume, and Thoracic Pain
by Julio F Fiore Jr, Luciana D Chiavegato—São Paulo, Brazil
Linda Denehy—Melbourne, Australia
Denise M Paisani, and Sonia M Faresin—São Paulo, Brazil
Aspergillus/Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis in an Irish Cystic Fibrosis Population: A Diagnostically Challenging Entity
by Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall, Peter Branagan, Cedric Gunaratnam, and Noel Gerard McElvaney—Dublin, Ireland
Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Pressure Monitoring in a Specialized Weaning Unit
by Douglas C Johnson, Salma Batool, and Ronald Dalbec—Boston, Massachusetts
Quality of Life and Social-Economic Characteristics of Greek Male Patients on Long-Term Oxygen Therapy
by Venetia Tsara, Eva Serasli, Zoe Katsarou, Aggeliki Tsorova, and Pandora Christaki—Thessaloniki, Greece

Review Articles

Ventilators for Noninvasive Ventilation to Treat Acute Respiratory Failure
by Raffaele Scala and Mario Naldi—Arezzo, Italy

Teaching Cases of the Month

Singing the Blues: Is It Really Cyanosis?
by Amy Baernstein, Kelly M Smith, and Joann G Elmore—Seattle, Washington
Patient-Ventilator Asynchrony in a Sleeping Patient Receiving Pressure-Support Ventilation
by Jeffrey M Haynes—Nashua, New Hampshire


Clarification of Performance Characteristics of the Vortran Automatic Resuscitator
by S David Piper—Carmichael, California
author response by Mark D Babic, Robert L Chatburn, and James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio
More Environmental Prevention of Gram-Negative Infections Needed
by Luke Curtis—Chicago, Illinois author response by Robert E Siegel—Bronx, New York

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Lung Transplantation (Banner NR, Polak JM, and Yacoub MH, editors)
reviewed by Gordon L Yung—San Diego, California
Emergencies in Respiratory Medicine (Parker R, Thomas C, and Bennett L, editors)
reviewed by Carin M Olson—Seattle, Washington
Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway (Hung OR and Murphy MF)
reviewed by Yulia Ivashkov—Seattle, Washington
Atlas of Airway Management: Techniques and Tools (Orebaugh SL)
reviewed by Rex A Marley—Fort Collins, Colorado
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