The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

Contents

October 2002 / Volume 47 / Number 10

Editorials

To Blow or Not to Blow—That Is the Question
by Charles G Irvin—Burlington, Vermont
Equality for Women Is Not Fair
by Thomas L Petty—Denver, Colorado

Original Contributions

Performance of a New Screening Spirometer at a Community Health Fair
by Robin J Schoh, Laura J Fero—Loveland, Colorado, Howard Shapiro—Denver, Colorado, Jordan P Aslor—Loveland, Colorado, Oscar J Kaelin—Andover, Massachusetts, Donald R Rollins—White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and Thomas L Petty—Denver, Colorado
A Dyspnea Evaluation Protocol for Respiratory Therapists: A Feasibility Study
by Irene Karampela, John Hansen-Flaschen, Steven Smith, Daniel Reily, and Barry D Fuchs—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A Comparison of Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation and Conventional Chest Physiotherapy for the Treatment of Atelectasis in the Pediatric Patient
by Kathleen Deakins and Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
Accuracy of Oxygen Analyzers at Subatmospheric Concentrations Used in Treatment of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
by Timothy R Myers and Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
Battery Duration of Portable Ventilators: Effects of Control Variable, Positive End-Expiratory Pressure, and Inspired Oxygen Concentration
by Robert S Campbell, Jay A Johannigman, Richard D Branson, Paul N Austin, Gina Matacia, and Gary R Banks—Cincinnati, Ohio

Special Articles

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Surveillance—United States, 1971–2000
by David M Mannino, David M Homa, Lara J Akinbami, Earl S Ford, and Stephen C Redd—Atlanta, Georgia

Letters

Evaluating a New Blood Gas Sensor
by Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio, response by Patricia A Meyers and Mark C Mammel—St Paul, Minnesota
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