The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


August / Volume 56 / Number 8

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Original Research

Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: A Meta-analysis
by Jun Shan, Hong-Lin Chen, and Jian-Hua Zhu—Nantong City,
Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China
Comparison of a Novel Lycra Endotracheal Tube Cuff to Standard Polyvinyl Chloride Cuff and Polyurethane Cuff for Fluid Leak Prevention
by Theodor Kolobow—Bethesda, Maryland
Massimo Cressoni—Milan, Italy
Myra Epp, Ivan Corti—Bethesda, Maryland
Paolo Cadringher—Milan, Italy
and Alberto Zanella—Monza, Italy
Increased Number and Expertise of Italian Respiratory High-Dependency Care Units: The Second National Survey
by Raffaele Scala—Lucca, Italy
Antonio Corrado—Firenze, Italy
Marco Confalonieri—Trieste, Italy
Santino Marchese—Palermo, Italy
and Nicolino Ambrosino—Volterra, Italy
on behalf of the Scientific Group on Respiratory Intensive Care
of the Italian Association of Hospital Pneumologists
Performance of the CoughAssist Insufflation-Exsufflation Device in the Presence of an Endotracheal Tube or Tracheostomy Tube: A Bench Study
by Claude Guérin, Gaël Bourdin, Véronique Leray, Bertrand Delannoy,
Frédérique Bayle, Michèle Germain,
and Jean-Christophe Richard—Lyon, France
Multi-Wavelength Pulse Oximeter Is Not Suitable for Adjusting DLCO Measurements
by Gregg L Ruppel, Holly A Wilson, Vanessa K Gall,
and John A Hempkens—St Louis, Missouri
Orienting New Respiratory Therapists Into the Neonatal/Pediatric Environment: A Survey of Educators and Managers
by Brian K Walsh—Dallas, Texas
Michael A Gentile—Durham, North Carolina
and Barry M Grenier—Boston, Massachusetts
CO2 Response and Duration of Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation
by Joan Maria Raurich, Gemma Rialp, Jordi Ibáñez, Joan Antoni Llompart-Pou,
and Ignacio Ayestarán—Palma de Malorca, Illes Balears, Spain
Desaturation During the 3-Minute Step Test Predicts Impaired 12-Month Outcomes in Adult Patients With Cystic Fibrosis
by Anne E Holland, Tshepo Rasekaba, John W Wilson,
and Brenda M Button—Melbourne, Australia
Factors That Delay COPD Detection in the General Elderly Population
by Jun Horie, Shin Murata, Shinichiro Hayashi—Saga, Japan
Jun Murata—Nagasaki, Japan
Junya Miyazaki—Saitama, Japan
Katsuhiko Mizota, and Etsuo Horikawa—Saga, Japan
The Effects of Flow on Airway Pressure During Nasal High-Flow Oxygen Therapy
by Rachael L Parke, Michelle L Eccleston,
and Shay P McGuinness—Auckland, New Zealand
Long-Term Simvastatin Attenuates Lung Injury and Oxidative Stress in Murine Acute Lung Injury Models Induced by Oleic Acid and Endotoxin
by Neriman Defne Altintas, Pergin Atilla, Alper Bektas Iskit
and Arzu Topeli—Ankara, Turkey
CPAP Decreases Lung Hyperinflation in Patients With Stable COPD
by Agnaldo J Lopes, Flávio POS Nery, Felipe C Sousa,
Fernando S Guimarães, Cristina M Dias, Juliana F Oliveira,
and Sara LS Menezes—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

37th Donald F Egan Scientific Memorial Lecture

The Mechanical Ventilator: Past, Present, and Future
by Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts

26th Philip Kittredge Memorial Lecture

COPD Heterogeneity: What This Will Mean in Practice
by Stephen I Rennard—Omaha, Nebraska

Case Reports

Can Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS) Be Iatrogenic?
by David J Hewitt—North Little Rock, Arkansas
Aspiration Via Congenital Broncho-esophageal Fistula After Lobectomy
by Xue-Fei Hu, Chang Chen, Liang Duan,
Yi Zhang, and Wen Gao—Shanghai, China
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Extubation, and Lung-Recruitment Maneuvers as Rescue Therapy in a Patient With Tracheal Dehiscence Following Slide Tracheoplasty
by Jenni Raake, BethAnn Johnson, Brandy Seger, Peter B Manning,
Pirooz Eghtesady, Paul Boesch, Michael Rutter, Amanda Woodard,
and Ranjit S Chima—Cincinnati, Ohio

Teaching Cases of the Month

Recurrent Pneumonia in a 51-Year-Old Woman Due to Congenital Bronchoesophageal Fistula
by Manju Paul, Savio John—Syracuse, New York
and Rendell W Ashton—Cleveland, Ohio
Puzzling Bronchial Trifurcation
by Viboon Boonsarngsuk and Thitiporn Suwatanapongched—Bangkok, Thailand


Recognition of Nosocomial Pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit: Still a Confusing Issue
by Marin H Kollef—St Louis, Missouri
Novel Endotracheal Tube Cuffs: Improving the Seal as a Barrier to Leakage
by Daniel F Fisher—Boston, Massachusetts
Respiratory High-Dependency Care Units in Italy
by Miquel Ferrer—Barcelona, Spain
The Use of Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation Via Artificial Airways
by Michel Toussaint—Brussels, Belgium
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