The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


September 2004 / Volume 49 / Number 9


What Do Dead-Space Measurements Tell Us About the Lung With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?
by H Thomas Robertson and Erik R Swenson—Seattle, Washington

Original Contributions

Prognostic Value of the Pulmonary Dead-Space Fraction During the First 6 Days of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
by Richard H Kallet, James A Alonso, Jean-François Pittet, and Michael A Matthay—San Francisco, California
Practice Variability in Management of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Bringing Evidence and Clinician Education to the Bedside Using a Web-Based Teaching Tool
by Thomas E Belda, Ognjen Gajic, Jeffrey T Rabatin—Rochester, Minnesota, and Barry A Harrison—Jacksonville, Florida
Correction of Error in Respiratory Resistance Measurements Made With the Flow-Interruption Technique During Mechanical Ventilation: Evaluation of the Puritan Bennett 7200 and 840 Ventilators
by Louis M Lit and Peter Doelken—New York, New York, and Paul H Mayo—Charleston, South Carolina
Albuterol Delivery From a Metered-Dose Inhaler With Spacer Is Reduced Following Short-Duration Manual Ventilation in a Neonatal Ventilator-Lung Model
by Ralph A Lugo and Julie Ballard—Salt Lake City, Utah

Case Reports

Helmet Noninvasive Ventilation for Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation
by Moti Klein, Natan Weksler, Carmi Bartal, Genaldo Zilbertstein, and Gabriel M Gurman—Beer—Sheva, Israel
Heliox Administration During High-Frequency Jet Ventilation Augments Carbon Dioxide Clearance
by Vineet K Gupta, Eva N Grayck, and Ira M Cheifetz—Durham, North Carolina

Reviews, Overviews, & Updates

Alveolar Mechanics in the Acutely Injured Lung: Role of Alveolar Instability in the Pathogenesis of Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury
by Louis A Gatto—Cortland, New York, and Robert R Fluck Jr and Gary F Nieman—Syracuse, New York

Teaching Case of the Month

Tracheal Bronchus
by Naim Y Aoun, Eduardo Velez, Lawrence A Kenney, and Edwin E Trayner—Brighton, Massachusetts

PFT Corner

A Case of Disparity Between Pulse Oximetry Measurements and Blood Gas Analysis Values
by Jeffrey M Haynes—Nashua, New Hampshire


Life-Experience Credit Versus “Diploma Mill”
by Ellen A Becker, Brooklyn, New York

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

The Respiratory System
(Davies A, Moores C)
reviewed by Traci L Marin—Loma Linda, California
Mechanics of Breathing: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
(Aliverti A, Brusaco V, Macklem PT, Pedotti A)
reviewed by Craig Patrick Black, Toledo, Ohio
Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, 8th ed
(Ruppel GL)
reviewed by Patrick K McDowell, Seattle, Washington
Tuberculosis, 2nd ed
(Rom WN, Garay SM, editors)
reviewed by Masahiro Narita, Seattle, Washington
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