The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


December 2005 / Volume 50 / Number 12

Original Contributions

Work of Breathing During Lung-Protective Ventilation in Patients With Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Comparison Between Volume and Pressure-Regulated Breathing Modes
by Richard H Kallet, Andre R Campbell, Rochelle A Dicker, Jeffrey A Katz, and Robert C Mackersie—San Francisco, California
The Endotracheal Tube Cuff-Leak Test As a Predictor for Postextubation Stridor
by Eric J Kriner, Shirin Shafazand, and Gene L Colice—Washington, DC
Knowledge and Use of Office Spirometry for the Detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Primary Care Physicians
by Chang-Jiang Zheng, Alexander B Adams, Michael P McGrail, John J Marini—St Paul, Minnesota; and Ian A Greaves—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Albuterol Delivery During Noninvasive Ventilation
by Matthew P Branconnier and Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts
Impact of an Annual Retreat on Process Improvement in a Respiratory Therapy Section
by Vincent T Roberts, Lucy Kester, and James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio

Case Reports

Sirolimus-Induced Interstitial Pneumonitis in a Renal Transplant Patient
by Mark A Mingos and Gregory C Kane—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teaching Case of the Month

Ipratropium-Bromide-Induced Acute Anisocoria in the Intensive Care Setting Due to Ill-Fitting Face Masks
by Rebecca A Bisquerra, Gregory H Botz, and Joseph L Nates—Houston, Texas

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

The Essentials of Respiratory Care, 4th ed
(Kacmarek RM, Dimas S, Mack CW)
reviewed by Fred Goglia—Seattle, Washington
Respiratory Care Made Incredibly Easy!
(Barefoot WC)
reviewed by Leslie C Patzwahl—Cleveland, Ohio
Capnography: Clinical Aspects. Carbon Dioxide Over Time and Volume
(Gravenstein JS, Jaffe MB, and Paulus DA, editors)
reviewed by Kenneth D Hargett—Houston, Texas
Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease
(Ahmedzai SH and Muers MF, editors)
reviewed by Richard A Mularski—Los Angeles, California
Adventures of an Oxy-Phile
(Petty TL)
reviewed by John A Wolfe—Greeley, Colorado
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