The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

Contents

November 2004 / Volume 49 / Number 11

Editorials

Consumer-Directed Health Care: Are Consumers Ready?
by Patrick J Dunne—Fullerton, California
Expanding Opportunities for Handheld Technology Use in Respiratory Careers Ready?
by Teresa A Volsko—Hudson, Ohio

Original Studies

Impact of a Program to Provide Patients With Comparative Information About Providers of Durable Medical Equipment for Home Respiratory Care
by Edward R Hoisington, Dale A Miller, Cheryl A Adams, Kevin McCarthy, and James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio
Are Blood Gases Necessary in Mechanically Ventilated Patients Who Have Successfully Completed a Spontaneous Breathing Trial?
by Shawn R Pawson and Jack L DePriest—Johnstown, Pennsylvania
The Effect of Body Mass Index on Outcomes of Patients Receiving Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Failure
by Deborah A Hutter, Bart K Holland, and Hormoz Ashtyani—Hackensack, New Jersey
Determinants of Dynamic Hyperinflation in a Bench Model
by Natalya Y Thorevska and Constantine A Manthous—Bridgeport, Connecticut

Special Articles

Respiratory Care Billing Using a Personal Digital Assistant
by William R Howard—Boston, Massachusetts

Teaching Case of the Month

Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma Masquerading as Pneumonia
by William H Thompson—Boise, Idaho

Letters

Transtracheal Oxygen: Not Exactly a “Novel” Technology
by John R Goodman—Englewood, Colorado
with response by John W Shigeoka—Salt Lake City, Utah

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Fundamentals of Airway Management Techniques: A Color Atlas
(Patil VU)
reviewed by Robert R Fluck Jr—Syracuse, New York
Pleural Disease
(Bouros D, editor)
reviewed by John T Huggins—Charleston, South Carolina
Bove and Davis’ Diving Medicine, 4th edition
(Bove AA)
reviewed by Michael S Koehle—Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
AccessMedicine.com
reviewed by Bruce L Davidson—Seattle, Washington
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