The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


October 2009 / Volume 54 / Number 10

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary


Is Noninvasive Ventilation Still Underused by Physicians?
by Davide Chiumello—Milan, Italy
In Search of Maximum Inspiratory and Expiratory Pressure Reference Equations
by Marcy F Petrini and Demondes Haynes—Jackson, Mississippi

Original Research

A Survey of the Use of Noninvasive Ventilation in Academic Emergency Departments in the United States
by Dean R Hess, Jessica M Pang, and Carlos A Camargo Jr—Boston, Massachusetts
Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure: A National Survey of Veterans Affairs Hospitals
by Gregory B Bierer—Sylmar, California and Guy W Soo Hoo—Los Angeles, California
Performance of Maximum Inspiratory Pressure Tests and Maximum Inspiratory Pressure Reference Equations for 4 Race/Ethnic Groups
by Michael C Sachs—Seattle, Washington
Paul L Enright—Tucson, Arizona
Karen D Hinckley Stukovsky—Seattle, Washington
Rui Jiang and R Graham Barr—New York, New York
Humidification and Secretion Volume in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
by Mario Solomita, Lucy B Palmer, Feroza Daroowalla, Jeffrey Liu, Dori Miller, Deniese S LeBlanc, and Gerald C Smaldone—Stony Brook, New York
Influence of Moisture Accumulation in Inline Spacer on Delivery of Aerosol Using Metered-Dose Inhaler During Mechanical Ventilation
by Hui-Ling Lin-Tao—Yuan, Taiwan
James B Fink—Atlanta, Georgia
Yue Zhou and Yung-Sung Cheng—Albuquerque, New Mexico
Output and Aerosol Properties of 5 Nebulizer/Compressor Systems With Arformoterol Inhalation Solution
by Andrea Bauer, Paul McGlynn—Marlborough, Massachusetts
Li Li Bovet, Pamela L Mims—Durham, North Carolina
Lisa A Curry and John P Hanrahan—Marlborough, Massachusetts

Review Article

The Assessment of Maximal Respiratory Mouth Pressures In Adults
by John A Evans and William A Whitelaw—Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Symposium Papers

How to Find the Best Evidence
by Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
How to Read a Scientific Research Paper
by Charles G Durbin Jr—Charlottesville, Virginia
How to Read a Case Report (or Teaching Case of the Month)
by David J Pierson—Seattle, Washington
How to Read a Review Paper
by Rachael A Callcut and Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio
Translating Evidence Into Practice
by David J Pierson—Seattle, Washington

Teaching Case of the Month

Right Paratracheal Air Cyst (Tracheal Diverticulum)
by Ziaollah Haghi, Mohammad Towhidi, Hossein Fattahi, and Shahrzad M Lari—Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran


The Consequences of Withholding Noninvasive Ventilation During an Epidemic
by John McCracken—Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
author response by Joshua O Benditt—Seattle, Washington
Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
and Sangeeta Mehta—Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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