The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


August / Volume 57 / Number 8

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Original Research

Use of Adjunctive Aerosolized Antimicrobial Therapy in the Treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii Ventilator-Associated
by Heather M Arnold—St Louis, Missouri
Amber M Sawyer—Kansas City, Kansas
and Marin H Kollef—St Louis, Missouri
Survey of Aerosol Delivery Techniques to Spontaneously Breathing Tracheostomized Children
by L Denise Willis and Ariel Berlinski—Little Rock, Arkansas
A Prospective, Comparative Trial of Standard and Breath-Actuated Nebulizer: Efficacy, Safety, and Satisfaction
by Vichaya Arunthari, Rikki S Bruinsma, Augustine S Lee, and Margaret M Johnson—Jacksonville, Florida
The Reality of an Intermediate Type Between Asthma and COPD in Practice
by Tae-Bum Kim, Yeon Mok Oh, Yoon-Seok Chang, You Sook Cho—Seoul, Korea
An-Soo Jang—Buncheon, Korea
Sang-Heon Cho, Byoung Whui Choi, Sang-Do Lee, and Hee-Bom Moon—Seoul, Korea
Automated Oxygen Flow Titration to Maintain Constant Oxygenation
by François Lellouche and Erwan L’Her—Québec, Canadal
Findings From the MATREX Study: A Treatment Protocol for the Delivery of Manual Chest Therapy in Respiratory Care
by Jane Cross and Frances Elender—Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Seasonal Variability and Meteorological Factors: Retrospective Study of the Incidence of Pulmonary Embolism From a Large United Kingdom Teaching Hospital
by Kofi Nimako, Jan Poloniecki, Adrian Draper, and Tony Rahman—London, United Kingdom
Technical Assessment of Spirometers Connected in Series
by Quentin Lefebvre, Thomas Vandergoten—Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Eric Derom—Ghent, Belgium
Emilie Marchandise—Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
and Giuseppe Liistro—Brussels, Belgium
Pilot Trial of Spirometer Games for Airway Clearance Practice in Cystic Fibrosis
by Peter M Bingham, Thomas Lahiri, and Taka Ashikaga—Burlington, Vermont
Comparison of Maximal Inspiratory Pressure, Tracheal Airway Occlusion Pressure, and Its Ratio in the Prediction of Weaning Outcome: Impact of the Use of a Digital Vacuometer and the Unidirectional Valve
by Leonardo Cordeiro de Souza, Cyro Teixeira da Silva Jr, Jorge Reis Almeida, and Jocemir Ronaldo Lugon—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Response to Albuterol MDI Delivered Through an Anti-Static Chamber During Nocturnal Bronchospasm
by Sreekala Prabhakaran, Jonathan Shuster, Sarah Chesrown, and Leslie Hendeles—Gainesville, Florida
The Effect of Targeting Scheme on Tidal Volume Delivery During Volume Control Mechanical Ventilation
by Teresa A Volsko—Akron, Ohio
Justin Hoffman, Alecia Conger, and Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio

38th Donald F Egan Scientific Memorial Lecture

Lessons From the Tip of the Spear: Medical Advancements From Iraq and Afghanistan
by Jason J Schrager, Richard D Branson, and Jay A Johannigman—Cincinnati, Ohio

27th Philip Kittredge Memorial Lecture

Myths, Misunderstandings, and Dogma in Respiratory Care
by Bruce K Rubin—Richmond, Virginia
and Jeffrey M Haynes—Nashua, New Hampshire

Case Reports

Tidal Volume Variability During Airway Pressure Release Ventilation: Case Summary and Theoretical Analysis
by Madhu Sasidhar and Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
Inadvertent Triggering of the Ventilator Caused By Surgically Placed Pacer Wires
by Timothy E France, A Randolph Garnett, and David Grooms—Norfolk, Virginia
Severe Acute Respiratory Failure Secondary to Acute Fibrinous and Organizing Pneumonia Requiring Mechanical Ventilation: A Case Report and Literature Review
by Sonia López-Cuenca, Silvia Morales-García, Ana Martín-Hita, Fernando Frutos-Vivar, Pilar Fernández-Segoviano, and Andrés Esteban—Madrid, Spain

Teaching Cases of the Month

Acute Management of the Obstructed Endotracheal Tube
by Kevin M Johnson and Richard E Lehman—Santa Barbara, California
An Unusual Case of Pulmonary Embolism
by Dercio Mendonca, Davi Sa Leitao, Rahsaan Friend, Joyce Epelboim, and Glenn Eiger—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Aerosolized Antibiotic Therapy: A Forward Aerial Assault or Forced Contingency for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia?
by Molly E Moore and Eric W Mueller—Cincinnati, Ohio
Aerosol Therapy in Tracheotomized Children: Time for Guidelines!
by Israel Amirav—Safed, Israel
and Michael T Newhouse—Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Breath-Actuated Nebulizer Versus Small-Volume Nebulizer: Efficacy, Safety, and Satisfaction
by Arzu Ari and James B Fink—Atlanta, Georgia
Is It Asthma, COPD, or Something In Between, and Does It Matter?
by Donald P Tashkin—Los Angeles, California


Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation for Prevention of Post-Extubation Respiratory Failure
by Antonio M Esquinas Rodriguez—Murcia, Spain
Nicolino Ambrosino—Pisa, Italy
Egbert Pravinkumar—Houston, Texas
author response by Chin-Pyng Wu—Ping-Jen City, Taiwan
Chien-Ling Su, Ling-Ling Chiang—Taipei, Taiwin
and Yuh-Chin T Huang—Durham, North Carolina
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