The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


November / Volume 56 / Number 11

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Original Research

A Bench Study of the Effects of Leak on Ventilator Performance During Noninvasive Ventilation
by Yoshitoyo Ueno, Nobuto Nakanishi, Jun Oto, Hideaki Imanaka,
and Masaji Nishimura—Tokushima, Japan
Long-Term Survival in Patients With Tracheostomy and Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation in Olmsted County, Minnesota
by Marija Kojicic, Guangxi Li, Adil Ahmed,
Lokendra Thakur, Cesar Trillo-Alvarez, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba,
Peter C Gay, and Ognjen Gajic—Rochester, Minnesota
Use of Lambda-Mu-Sigma-Derived Z Score for Evaluating Respiratory Impairment in Middle-Aged Persons
by Carlos A Vaz Fragoso, Thomas M Gill, Gail McAvay,
Peter H Van Ness, H Klar Yaggi, and John Concato—New Haven, Connecticut
Comparison of the Lower Confidence Limit to the Fixed-Percentage Method for Assessing Airway Obstruction in Routine Clinical Practice
by Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Dheeraj Gupta, Ritesh Agarwal,
and Surinder K Jindal—Chandigarh, India
Respiratory Care Work Assignment Based on Work Rate Instead of Work Load
by Robert L Chatburn, Susan Gole, Philip Schenk,
Edward R Hoisington, and James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio
Bench Evaluation of 7 Home-Care Ventilators
by Thomas C Blakeman, Dario Rodriquez Jr,
Dennis Hanseman, and Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio
Effects of 2 Exercise Training Programs on Physical Activity in Daily Life in Patients With COPD
by Vanessa S Probst, Demétria Kovelis, Nídia A Hernandes,
Carlos A Camillo, Vinícius Cavalheri,
and Fabio Pitta—Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
Distance Learning and the Internet in Respiratory Therapy Education
by Sarah M Varekojis, Georgianna G Sergakis, Crystal L Dunlevy,
Elbie Foote, and Jill Clutter—Columbus, Ohio
Time to Desaturation Less Than One Minute Predicts the Need for Long-Term Home Oxygen Therapy
by Ignacio Garcia-Talavera, Alfonso Tauroni, Jose Luis Trujillo,
Ruth Pitti, Luisa Eiroa,
Armando Aguirre-Jaime—Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Alejandro Sánchez—Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
and Juan Abreu—Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Bacteriological Differences Between COPD Exacerbation and Community-Acquired Pneumonia
by Xue-Jun Li, Qi Li, Liang-Yi Si, and Qiao-Ying Yuan—Chongqing, China
Endotracheal Tube Extubation Force: Adhesive Tape Versus Endotracheal Tube Holder
by Takeru Shimizu, Taro Mizutani, Soichiro Yamashita,
Keiichi Hagiya, and Makoto Tanaka—Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Effect of CPAP on Oxidative Stress and Circulating Progenitor Cell Levels in Sleep Patients With Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome
by Mora Murri, Regina García-Delgado, José Alcázar-Ramírez,
Ana Fernández-Ramos, Juan Alcaide, Fernando Cardona,
and Francisco J Tinahones—Málaga, Spain

Case Reports

Surgical Resection and Liposomal Amphotericin B to Treat Cavitary Pulmonary Zygomycosis in a Patient With Diabetes
by ZHU Hua-Ping—Beijing, China
LIANG Jian, HUANG Jing-Bin—Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
GAO Jie, MO Guo-Xin, JIA Yan-Hong, and XIE Li-Xin—Beijing, China
High-Frequency Chest-Wall Oscillation in a Noninvasive-Ventilation-Dependent Patient With Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy
by Joanna M Keating, Nicola Collins, Andrew Bush,
and Michelle Chatwin—London, United Kingdom
Pulmonary Hypertension: A Fatal Complication of Neurofibromatosis Type 1
by Lina Gumbiene, Zaneta Petrulioniene,
Kestutis Rucinskas, Vyte Maneikiene, Pranas Serpytis,
Alicija Dranenkiene, and Aleksandras Laucevicius—Vilnius, Lithuania

Teaching Cases of the Month

Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure in Sarcoidosis: A Case Report and Literature Review
by Dheeraj Gupta, Ritesh Agarwal, Abinash S Paul,
and Kusum Joshi—Chandigarh, India
Skin Ulcers: A Sign of Disseminated Tuberculosis
by Guven Tekbas, Abdurrahman Abakay, Abdullah Cetin Tanrikulu,
Ugur Firat, Faysal Ekici, Zeki Dostbil,
and Bilal Sula—Diyarbakir, Turkey


Noninvasive Ventilation Failure: The Answer Is Blowing in the Leaks
by Luca Cabrini, Giovanni Landoni, and Alberto Zangrillo—Milan, Italy
Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: Are You a Lumper or a Splitter?
by Heidi H O’Connor—Stoughton, Massachusetts
Diagnosing COPD: High Time for a Paradigm Shift
by Philip H Quanjer—Rotterdam, The Netherlands
and Gregg L Ruppel—St Louis, Missouri
Staffing the Respiratory Care Department: New Considerations
by Richard M Ford—San Diego, California


Ventilator Software Version Markedly Affects Time to Trigger and Time Delay
by Marc Wysocki, Michael Kistler—Bonaduz, Switzerland
Paul Garbarini and Robert Hamilton—Reno, Nevada
author response by Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
Is Noninvasive Ventilation Possible Only in New Jersey?
by Ondrea McKay and John R Bach—Newark, New Jersey
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