The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


October / Volume 56 / Number 10

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Original Research

Preliminary Evaluation of a New Index to Predict the Outcome of a Spontaneous Breathing Trial
by Stéphane Delisle, Martin Francoeur, Martin Albert—Montréal, Québec, Canada
Paul Ouellet—Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada
Patrick Bellemare—Montréal, Québec, Canada
and Pierre Arsenault—Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Bench Study of a New Device to Display and Maintain Stable Artificial Airway Cuff Pressure
by William R Howard—Boston, Massachusetts
Religious and Spiritual Coping and Quality of Life Among Patients With Emphysema in the National Emphysema Treatment Trial
by Marquisha R Green, Charles F Emery—Columbus, Ohio
Elizabeth Kozora—Denver, Colorado
Philip T Diaz—Columbus, Ohio
and Barry J Make—Denver, Colorado
Volume-Targeted Versus Pressure-Targeted Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With Chest-Wall Deformity: A Pilot Study
bby Fransien M Struik, Marieke L Duiverman, Petra M Meijer, Jellie A Nieuwenhuis, Huib AM Kerstjens, and Peter J Wijkstra—Groningen, The Netherlands
Aerosol Delivery and Humidification With the Boussignac Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Device
by Arnaud W Thille—Créteil, France
Jean-François Bertholon, Marie-Hélène Becquemin, Monique Roy—Paris, France
Aissam Lyazidi, François Lellouche, Esther Pertusini, Georges Boussignac,
Bernard Maître, and Laurent Brochard—Créteil, France
Chair-Sitting Exercise Intervention Does Not Improve Respiratory Muscle Function in Mechanically Ventilated Intensive Care Unit Patients
by Mei-Yu Chang, Li-Yin Chang, Yi-Chia Huang,
Kuei-Man Lin, and Chien-Hsiang Cheng—Taichung, Taiwan

26th Annual New Horizons Symposium: ARDS Update

What is the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?
by Jesús Villar—Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Acute Lung Injury: Prevention May Be the Best Medicine
by John M Litell—Rochester, Minnesota
Michelle Ng Gong—Bronx, New York
Daniel Talmor—Boston, Massachusetts
and Ognjen Gajic—Rochester, Minnesota
Approaches to Conventional Mechanical Ventilation of the Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
by Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts
Approaches to Refractory Hypoxemia in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Current Understanding, Evidence, and Debate
by Stephen R Collins and Randal S Blank—Charlottesville, Virginia
Noninvasive Ventilation for Patients With Acute Lung Injury or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
by Stefano Nava—Bologna, Italy
Ania Schreiber—Pavia, Italy
and Guido Domenighetti—Locarno, Switzerland
Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
by Ira M Cheifetz—Durham, North Carolina

AARC Clinical Practice Guideline

Incentive Spirometry: 2011
by Ruben D Restrepo, Richard Wettstein, Leo Wittnebel—San Antonio, Texas
and Michael Tracy—Cleveland, Ohio

Case Reports

Rhodococcus equi Infection After Lung Transplantation
by Don Hayes Jr, Enrique Diaz-Guzman, and Charles W Hoopes—Lexington, Kentucky
Relationship Between Diffuse Pulmonary Fibrosis, Alveolar Proteinosis, and Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor Autoantibodies
bby Maurizio Luisetti—Pavia, Italy
Pierdonato Bruno—Rome, Italy
Zamir Kadija—Pavia, Italy
Takuji Suzuki—Cincinnati, Ohio
Salvatore Raffa, Maria Rosaria Torrisi—Rome, Italy
Ilaria Campo, Francesca Mariani, Ernesto Pozzi—Pavia, Italy
Bruce C Trapnell—Cincinnati, Ohio
and Salvatore Mariotta—Rome, Italy
Sildenafil to Facilitate Weaning From Inhaled Nitric Oxide and Mechanical Ventilation in a Patient With Severe Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension and a Patent Foramen Ovale
by Shlomo Elias, Sigal Sviri, Efrat Orenbuch-Harroch,
Yakov Fellig, Arie Ben-Yehuda,
Zvi G Fridlender, Dan Gilon, and Abed Bayya—Jerusalem, Israel

Teaching Cases of the Month

Non-surgical Management of Giant Lung Bullae During Mechanical Ventilationn
by Sheng-Yuan Ruan—Taipei, Taiwan
Chun-Ta Huang, Jung-Yien Chien, Yao-Wen Kuo—Yun-Lin, Taiwan
and Chong-Jen Yu—Taipei, Taiwan
Diagnosis of Idiopathic Tracheal Stenosis and Treatment With Papillotome Electrocautery and Balloon Bronchoplasty
by William R Solly, Richard J O’Connell—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hans J Lee—Richmond, Virginia
Daniel H Sterman, and Andrew R Haas—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Getting to the CORE of Weaning?
by Curtis N Sessler and Catherine E Grossman—Richmond, Virginia
Some Comments On the Cuff
by William E Hurford—Cincinnati, Ohio
Do Religion and Spirituality Influence Coping in End-Stage Emphysema Patients?
by Gail S Drescher—Washington, D.C.


The Stewart Approach for Analysis of Acid-Base Disturbances in Patients With Chronic Respiratory Failure
by Jihad Mallat and Didier Thevenin—Lens, France
author response by Claude Guérin—Lyon, France
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