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October / Volume 57 / Number 10

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Original Research

The Rapid Shallow Breathing Index as a Predictor of Failure of Noninvasive Ventilation for Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure
by Katherine M Berg, Gerald R Lang, Justin D Salciccioli, Eske Bak, Michael N Cocchi, Shiva Gautam and Michael W Donnino—Boston, Massachusetts
Occurrence and Complications of Tracheal Reintubation in Critically Ill Adults
by Nithya Menon—Phoenix, Arizona
Aaron M Joffe, Steven Deem, N David Yanez, Andreas Grabinsky, Armagan HC Dagal, Stephen Daniel and Miriam M Treggiari—Seattle, Washington
Bronchodilator Response in Patients With Normal Baseline Spirometry
by Matthew J Hegewald—Salt Lake City, Utah
Ryan G Townsend—Murray, Utah
Jaron T Abbott and Robert O Crapo—Salt Lake City, Utah
Heated and Humidified High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Reduces Discomfort During Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure
by Elise Cuquemelle, Tai Pham, Jean-François Papon, Bruno Louis, Pierre-Eric Danin, and Laurent Brochard—Créteil, France
Dead Space Fraction Changes During PEEP Titration Following Lung Recruitment in Patients With ARDS
by GUO Fengmei, CHEN Jin, LIU Songqiao, YANG Congshan and YANG Yi—Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Clinical and Epidemiological Features of 2009 Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Differ Slightly According to Seroprevalence Status During the Second Wave in the General Population in México
by Leticia Elizondo-Montemayor, Martín Hernández-Torre, Patricia A Ugalde-Casas, Jesús Santos-Guzmán, Mónica Serrano-González, Norma G Gutiérrez, Lorena Lam-Franco, Daniela Tamargo-Barrera, Ubaldo Martínez, Humberto Bustamante-Careaga, Mario M Alvarez—Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
and Stacey Schultz-Cherry—Memphis, Tennessee
The Critical Illness Polyneuropathy in Septic Patients With Prolonged Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation: Is the Diaphragm Also Affected? A Pilot Study
by Patrícia dos Santos, Cassiano Teixeira, Augusto Savi, Juçara Gasparetto Maccari, Fernanda Santos Neres, André Sant’Ana Machado, Roselaine Pinheiro de Oliveira, Marlise Ribeiro and Francisco T Rotta—Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
The Relationship Between Skeletal Muscle Oxygenation and Systemic Oxygen Uptake During Exercise in Subjects With COPD: A Preliminary Study
by Kazuyuki Tabira—Koryo, Japan
Jun Horie—Kobe, Japan
Hiromasa Fujii, Toshio Aida, Ken-ichi Ito—Osaka, Japan
Takahiko Fukumoto, Hidetaka Imagita—Koryo, Japan
and Hideki Ishihara—Osaka, Japan

27th Annual New Horizons Symposium: Ventilator Liberation

Evidence-Based Assessments in the Ventilator Discontinuation Process
by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
The Role of Noninvasive Ventilation in the Ventilator Discontinuation Process
by Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts
The Ventilator Liberation Process: Update on Technique, Timing, and Termination of Tracheostomy
by Edward A Bittner and Ulrich H Schmidt—Boston, Massachusetts
Modes to Facilitate Ventilator Weaning
by Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio
Ventilator Discontinuation Protocols
by Carl F Haas and Paul S Loik—Ann Arbor, Michigan
Early Physical Rehabilitation in the ICU and Ventilator Liberation
by Pedro A Mendez-Tellez and Dale M Needham—Baltimore, Maryland

Case Reports

Pulmonary Emboli From Therapeutic Sodium Hyaluronate
by Rajesh Bhagat—Jackson, Mississippi
Rosanna M Forteza—Miami, Florida
Clay B Calcote, William T Williams, Steven A Bigler and Terry M Dwyer—Jackson, Mississippi
Disseminated Aspergillosis Associated With Tsunami Lung
by Yutaka Kawakami—Fukushima, Japan
Takashi Tagami—Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Kusakabe—Fukushima, Japan
Norihiro Kido—Tokyo, Japan
Takanori Kawaguchi, Mariko Omura and Ryoichi Tosa—Fukushima, Japan

Teaching Cases of the Month

Rosai-Dorfman Disease of the Lung
by Hong Ji, Bing Zhang, Dong Tian, Shuhua Wu, Xia Wang and Yuhong Zhu—Shandong, China
Tuberculous Pleural Effusionis
by Alison M Bays and David J Pierson—Seattle, Washington


RSBI and NIV: Who is Failing: Patient or Machine?
by Lisa F Wolfe—Chicago, Illinois
Tracheal Reintubation: Caused by “Too Much of a Good Thing”?
by Edward A Bittner and Ulrich H Schmidt—Boston, Massachusetts


Spirometry: How Should We Order This Bedrock of Diagnosis and Management for Asthma and COPD?
by Terry M Dwyer and George E Abraham III—Jackson, Mississippi
High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy During Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure
by Mohamad F El-Khatib—Beirut, Lebanon


Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Effects of Noninvasive Ventilation: The Highest PEEP May Not Be Best
by Antonio M Esquinas Rodríguez—Murcia, Spain
Alexis Cazaux, Marcos Langer and Hugo Cambursano—Cordoba, Argentina
author response by Carlos Frederico Dantas Anjos, Marcelo Park
and Guilherme Pinto Paula Schettino—São Paulo, Brazi
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