The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

Contents

November 2003 / Volume 48 / Number 11

Editorials

Aerosol Therapy: Assume Nothing and Require Data
by Paula J Anderson—Little Rock, Arkansas
Blood Gases, Weaning, and Extubation
by Guy W Soo Hoo—Los Angeles, California
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: An Under-Recognized But Important Issue for Respiratory Therapists
by James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio

Original Contributions

The Delivery of Chlorofluorocarbon-Propelled Versus Hydrofluoroalkane-Propelled Beclomethasone Dipropionate Aerosol to the Mechanically Ventilated Patient: A Laboratory Study
by Jolyon P Mitchell, Mark W Nagel, Kimberly J Wiersema, Cathy C Doyle, and Vladimir A Migounov—London, Ontario, Canada
The Effect of Arterial Blood Gas Values on Extubation Decisions
by Adil Salam, Mihai Smina, Pritee Gada, Lisa Tilluckdharry, Anupama Upadya, Yaw Amoateng-Adjepong, and Constantine A Manthous—Bridgeport, Connecticut

Case Reports

Endobronchial Findings of Fibrosing Mediastinitis
by Effrosyni D Manali, Cynthia P Saad, Georgiann Krizmanich, and Atul C MehtaÑCleveland, Ohio

Special Articles

Standards for the Diagnosis and Management of Individuals with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: Executive Summary
prepared by the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Task Force

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation: A Short Course on the Theory and Application of Mechanical Ventilators
(Chatburn RL)
reviewed by Ruben D Restrepo—Atlanta, Georgia
Cardiopulmonary Critical Care
(Higgins TL, Steingrub JS, Kacmaek RM, Stoller JK)
reviewed by Benjamin T Suratt—Burlington, Vermont
Tissue Oxygenation in Acute Medicine
(Sibbald WJ, Messmer KFW, Fink MP, editors)
reviewed by Guillermo Gutierrez—Washington, DC
Critical Care Medicine: Perioperative Management, 2nd ed
(Murray MJ, Coursin DB, Pearl RG, Prough DS, editors)
reviewed by Adam Sapirstein—Baltimore, Maryland
Coding Essentials for Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Function Testing
reviewed by Catherine M Foss—Durham, North Carolina
The Internet for Physicians, 3rd ed
(Smith RP)
reviewed by Frederick E Pascual—Everett, Washington

RC Web Sites

The New England Journal of Medicine
reviewed by Steven B Nelson—Overland Park, Kansas

OPEN FORUM Abstracts 2003

Introduction
2003 Abstracts
Author Index
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