The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


August 2010 / Volume 55 / Number 08

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary

Original Research

Implementing the 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines, Including Use of the Impedance Threshold Device, Improves Hospital Discharge Rate After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
by Ken Thigpen—Jackson, Mississippi
Scott P Davis, Roberta Basol, Peggy Lange, Sanjeep S Jain, John D Olsen, Bernard R Erickson, Timothy N Schuchard—St Cloud, Minnesota
and Tom P Aufderheide—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Repeatability of the 6-Minute Walk Test in Adolescents and Adults With Cystic Fibrosis
by Bruna Ziegler, Paula Maria Eidt Rovedder, Claudine Lacerda Oliveira, Fernando de Abreu e Silva, and Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin—Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

25th Annual New Horizons Symposium:
Airway Management: Current Practice and Future Directions
Guest Editor: Ulrich H Schmidt MD PhD

Emergency Airway Management
by Vadym Gudzenko, Edward A Bittner, and Ulrich H Schmidt—Boston, Massachusetts
The Video Revolution: A New View of Laryngoscopy
by William E Hurford—Cincinnati, Ohio
New Endotracheal Tubes Designed to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Do They Make a Difference?
by Steven Deem and Miriam M Treggiari—Seattle, Washington
Tracheostomy: Why, When, and How?
by Charles G Durbin Jr—Charlottesville, Virginia
When to Change a Tracheostomy Tube
by Alexander C White—Stoughton, Massachusetts
Sucharita Kher—Boston, Massachusetts
and Heidi H O’Connor—Stoughton, Massachusetts
Tracheostomy Decannulation
by Heidi H O’Connor and Alexander C White—Stoughton, Massachusetts
Tracheostomy: Pediatric Considerations
by Ellen S Deutsch—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Case Reports

Severe Respiratory and Skeletal Muscles Involvement in a Carrier of Dysferlinopathy With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
by Salvatore Fuschillo—Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy
Yvan Torrente—Milan, Italy
and Giovanni Balzano—Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy
Mediastinal Teratoma With Pulmonary Involvement Presenting as Massive Hemoptysis in 2 Patients
by Robert Fu-Chean Chen, Tzung-Hao Chang, Chi-Chu Chang, and Chun-Nin Lee—Taipei, Taiwan

Teaching Case of the Month

Removal of an Aspirated Foreign Body With a Flexible Cryoprobe
by Christian Schumann, Cornelia Kropf, Stefan Rüdiger, Thomas Wibmer, Kathrin M Stoiber—Ulm, Germany
and Philipp M Lepper—Bern, Switzerland


Improving Survival From In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
by Thomas A Barnes—Boston, Massachusetts


Blowing the Pipes Clean Works!
by Alex Doyle, Jack Hodd, and Peter Young—King’s Lynn, Norfolk, United Kingdom
author response by Mark S Siobal—San Francisco, California
Abdominal Tuberculosis
by Syed Ahmed Zaki—Sion, Mumbai, India
author response by Joanna M Tulczynska—Jamaica, New York
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