The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


December 2006 / Volume 51 / Number 12


Disease Management As an Evolving Role for Respiratory Therapists
by James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio; Dennis E Niewoehner—Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Vincent S Fan—Seattle, Washington

Original Contributions

Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With Guillain-Barré Syndrome
by Mohamed I Ali, Evans R Fernández-Pérez, Shanthan Pendem, Daniel R Brown, Eelco FM Wijdicks, and Ognjen Gajic—Rochester, Minnesota
Time to Wean After Tracheotomy Differs Among Subgroups of Critically Ill Patients: Retrospective Analysis in a Mixed Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit
by Ary-Jan WJ van der Lely, Denise P Veelo, Dave A Dongelmans, Johanna C Korevaar, Margreeth B Vroom, and Marcus J Schultz—Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Twenty-Four-Hour Ambulatory Oximetry Monitoring in COPD Patients With Moderate Hypoxemia
by Ciro Casanova, Ma Concepción Hernández—Tenerife, Spain; Alejandro Sánchez—Gran Canaria, Spain; Ignacio García—Talavera, Juan Pablo de Torres, Juan Abreu—Tenerife, Spain; Jose Manuel Valencia—Gran Canaria, Spain; Armando Aguirre—Jaime—Tenerife, Spain; and Bartolomé R Celli—Boston, Massachusetts
Evaluation of an Oxygen Protocol in Long-Term Care
by Sherrie L Christman and Teresa A Volsko—Hudson, Ohio
Compliance of Physicians With Documentation of an Asthma Management Protocol
by Sawsan Baddar, Elizabeth A Worthing, Omar A Al—Rawas, Youssef Osman, and Bazdawi M Al-Riyami—Al Khoud, Sultanate of Oman
Adolescents With Asthma: Learning Needs and Internet Use Assessment
by Hyekyun Rhee—Charlottesville, Virginia; Tami H Wyatt—Knoxville, Tennessee; and Jennifer A Wenzel—Baltimore, Maryland

Special Articles

Comparison of Published Pressure Gradient Symbols and Equations in Mechanics of Breathing
by David F Wolfe and Joseph G Sorbello—Syracuse, New York
Zen and the Art of Nomenclature Maintenance: A Revised Approach to Respiratory Symbols and Terminology
by Frank P Primiano Jr—Scottsdale, Arizona; and Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio

Teaching Case of the Month

Tricuspid Endocarditis With Pulmonary Emboli
by Erin C Sutcliffe, Genji S Terasaki, and Rachel E Thompson—Seattle, Washington

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 4th ed
(Kryer MH, Roth T, Dement WC)
reviewed by William J DePaso—Seattle, Washington
Atlas of Sleep Medicine
(Chokroverty S, Thomas RJ, Bhatt M)
reviewed by Adnan Naeem Habib—Lexington, Kentucky
Surgical Management of Sleep Apnea and Snoring
(Terris DJ, Goode RL, editors)
reviewed by Eric J Kezirian—San Francisco, California
Respiratory Genetics
(Silverman EK, Weiss ST, Lomas DA, Shapiro SD, editors)
reviewed by Carlos Flores and Joe GN Garcia—Chicago, Illinois
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
(Donner CF, Ambrosino N, Goldstein RS, editors)
reviewed by Sidney R Schneider—Salisbury, Maryland
Hospital Medicine, 2nd ed
(Wachter RM, Goldman L, Hollander H)
reviewed by Audrey Young—Seattle, Washington
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