The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


November 2010 / Volume 55 / Number 11

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary

Original Research

Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome: CO2 Response and Acetazolamide Treatment Effects
by Joan-Maria Raurich, Gemma Rialp, Jordi Ibáñez, Juan Antonio Llompart-Pou, and Ignacio Ayestarán—Palma de Mallorca, Illes Ballears, Spain
Effects of a Flutter Mucus-Clearance Device on Pulmonary Function Test Results in Healthy People 85 Years and Older in China
by Qi-xing Wang, Xiang-yu Zhang, and Qiang Li—Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Quantitative Analysis of Acid-Base Disorders in Patients With Chronic Respiratory Failure in Stable or Unstable Respiratory Condition
by Claude Guérin, Pascale Nesme, Véronique Leray, Florent Wallet, Gael Bourdin, Frédérique Bayle, Michèle Germain, and Jean-Christophe Richard—Lyon, France
Agreement Between Functional Residual Capacity Estimated via Automated Gas Dilution Versus via Computed Tomography in a Pleural Effusion Model
by Jeronimo Graf, Arnoldo Santos, David Dries, Alexander B Adams, and John J Marini—St Paul, Minnesota
Radiation Dose to Patients and Clinicians During Fluoroscopically-Guided Biopsy of Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions
by Daniel P Steinfort, Paul Einsiedel, and Louis B Irving—Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Tai Chi Exercise for Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Pilot Study
by Gloria Y Yeh, David H Roberts, Peter M Wayne, Roger B Davis, Mary T Quilty, and Russell S Phillips—Boston, Massachusetts


Goal-Directed Therapy for Severely Hypoxic Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Permissive Hypoxemia
by Mohamed Abdelsalam—Suez, Egypt
and Ira M Cheifetz—Durham, North Carolina

Case Reports

Chemotherapy-Associated Recurrent Pneumothoraces in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
by Emer Kelly, Elaine Ni Mhurchu, Sumainizah Sukor, Timothy J McDonnell, Dimitrios Tryfonopoulos, and Michael P Keane—Dublin, Ireland
Intercostal Artery Laceration Following Thoracentesis
by Mary L Yacovone, Ritha Kartan, and Manuel Bautista—Youngstown, Ohio

Teaching Case of the Month

Cryptococcosis in the Immunocompetent Patient
by Jason D Goldman—Seattle, Washington
Michael E Vollmer—Walnut Creek, California
and Andrew M Luks—Seattle, Washington
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