The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


October 2006 / Volume 51 / Number 10

Original Contributions

Discrepancy in the Use of Confirmatory Tests in Patients Hospitalized With the Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Congestive Heart Failure
by Mahendra Damarla and Bartolome R Celli—Boston, Massachusetts; Hana X Mullerova— London, United Kingdom; and Victor M Pinto-Plata— Boston, Massachusetts
Exhaled-Breath Condensate pH Can Be Safely and Continuously Monitored in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
by Brian K Walsh, Dan J Mackey, Thomas Pajewski, Yuanlin Yu, Benjamin M Gaston, and John F Hunt—Charlottesville, Virginia
A Decremental PEEP Trial Identifies the PEEP Level That Maintains Oxygenation After Lung Recruitment
by Karim Girgis, Hala Hamed, Yehia Khater—Cairo, Egypt; and Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
The Effects of Apparatus Dead Space on PaCO2 in Patients Receiving Lung-Protective Ventilation
by Carl R Hinkson, Michael S Benson, Lauri M Stephens, and Steven Deem—Seattle, Washington
Chest Physiotherapy With Positive Airway Pressure: A Pilot Study of Short-Term Effects on Sputum Clearance in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis and Severe Airway Obstruction
by Giulia Placidi, Marta Cornacchia, Guido Polese, Luisa Zanolla, Baroukh M Assael, and Cesare Braggion—Verona, Italy
Immediate Changes in Blood-Gas Tensions During Chest Physiotherapy With Positive Expiratory Pressure and Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis
by Anna-Lena B Lagerkvist, Gunilla M Sten, Staffan B Redfors, Anders G Lindblad, and Ola Hjalmarson—Goteborg, Sweden
An Evaluation of a Transcutaneous and an End–Tidal Capnometer for Noninvasive Monitoring of Spontaneously Breathing Patients
by Norman Stein, Holger Matz, Andreas Schneeweib, Christian Eckmann, Angela Roth-Isigkeit, Michael Huppe, and Hartmut Gehring—Luebeck, Germany
The Long-Term Stability of Portable Spirometers Used in a Multinational Study of the Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
by Rogelio Perez-Padilla and Juan Carlos Vazquez-Garcia—Mexico City, Mexico; Maria Nelly Marquez—Montevideo, Uruguay; Jose Roberto B Jardim—Sao Paulo, Brazil; Julio Pertuze and Carmen Lisboa—Santiago, Chile; Adriana Muino and Maria Victorina Lopez— Montevideo, Uruguay; Carlos Talamo and Marà a Montes de Oca—Caracas, Venezuela; Gonzalo Valdivia—Santiago, Chile; and Ana Maria B Menezes—Pelotas, Brazil; and the Latin American COPD Prevalence Study (PLATINO) Team

Case Reports

Inhaled Nitric Oxide for Acute Right-Ventricular Dysfunction After Extrapleural Pneumonectomy
by Evans R Fernandez-Pérez and Mark T Keegan—Rochester, Minnesota; and Barry A Harrison—Jacksonville, Florida

Teaching Case of the Month

Traveling As a Risk Factor for Venous Thromboembolic Disease
by Una C Ercegovac, Tracee L Metcalfe, Bennett H Penn, Kelly M Smith, and Joann G Elmore—Seattle, Washington

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials, 7th ed.
(West JB)
reviewed by Bruce H Culver—Seattle, Washington
Respiratory Physiology: A Clinical Approach
(Schwartzstein RM, Parker MJ)
reviewed by Marcy F Petrini—Jackson, Mississippi
Lung Injury: Mechanisms, Pathophysiology, and Therapy
(Notter RH, Finkelstein JN, Holm BA, editors)
reviewed by William A Altemeier—Seattle, Washington
Inhalation Toxicology, 2nd ed
(Salem H, Katz SA, editors)
reviewed by Christopher R Carlsten—Seattle, Washington
Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine
(Chapman S, Robinson G, Stradling J, West S)
reviewed by Amy J Knopke-Mooney—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Evidence-Based Respiratory Medicine
(Gibson PG, editor)
reviewed by Jaspal Singh—Durham, North Carolina
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