The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

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December 2007 / Volume 52 / Number 12

Original Contributions

Attitudes of Respiratory Therapists and Nurses About Measures to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: A Multicenter, Cross-Sectional Survey Study
by A Murat Kaynar—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jacob J Mathew—Boston, Massachusetts
Margaret M Hudlin—Worcester, Massachusetts
Dan J Gingras—Providence, Rhode Island
Ray H Ritz, Michael R Jackson, Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
and Marin H Kollef—St Louis, Missouri
 
Possible Prognostic Value of Leukotriene B4 in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
by Joan R Masclans, Joan Sabater, Judit Sacanell, Pilar Chacon, Pilar Sabin,
Oriol Roca, and Mercè Planas—Barcelona, Spain
 
Evaluation of the Ventilator-User Interface of 2 New Advanced Compact Transport Ventilators
by François Templier—Garches, France
Patrick Miroux—Compiegne, France
François Dolveck, Alexis Descatha, Nathalie-Sybille Goddet—Garches, France
Charles Jeleff—Compiègne, France
Michel Baer, Marcel Chauvin—Garches, France
Laurent Brochard—Créteil, France
and Dominique Fletcher—Garches, France
 
Predicting Extubation Failure After Successful Completion of a Spontaneous Breathing Trial
by Babak Mokhlesi, Aiman Tulaimat, Ty J Gluckman,
Yue Wang, Arthur T Evans, and Thomas C Corbridge—Chicago, Illinois
 
Laboratory Evaluation of the Vortran Automatic Resuscitator Model RTM
by Mark D Babic, Robert L Chatburn, and James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio
 
Noninvasive Ventilation As an Alternative to Endotracheal Intubation During Tracheotomy in Advanced Neuromuscular Disease
by David Orlikowski, Hélène Prigent—Garches, France
Jésus Gonzalez-Bermejo—Paris, France
Philippe Aubert, Frédéric Lofaso, Jean Claude Raphael, and Bernard Clair—Garches, France
 
Short-Term Effect of Controlled Instead of Assisted Noninvasive Ventilation in Chronic Respiratory Failure Due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
by Dominic Dellweg—Schmallenberg, Germany
Bernd Schonhofer—Hannover, Germany
Peter M Haidl, Thomas Barchfeld, Markus D Wenzel, Patrick Appelhans,
and Dieter Kohler—Schmallenberg, Germany
 
Noninvasive Measurement of Carboxyhemoglobin Levels for Adjustment of Diffusion Capacity Measured During Pulmonary Function Testing
by Anne M Mahoney, Claudia L Stimpson, Karen L Scott,
and Neil B Hampson—Seattle, Washinton
 
Correlation of Spirometry and Symptom Scores in Childhood Asthma and the Usefulness of Curvature Assessment in Expiratory Flow-Volume Curves
by Johannes H Wildhaber, Josué Sznitman, Paul Harpes, Daniel Straub, Alexander Möller,
Pavel Basek, and Felix H Sennhauser—Zürich, Switzerland
 
Breath Sound Distribution Images of Patients With Pneumonia and Pleural Effusion
by Ram Mor—Tel Aviv, Israel
Igal Kushnir—Or Akiva, Israel
Jean-Jacques Meyer—Haifa and West Galilee, Israel
Joseph Ekstein—Ramat-Gan, Israel
and Issahar Ben-Dov—Tel Aviv, Israel
 
Adoption of Lower Tidal Volume Ventilation Improves With Feedback and Education
by Esther K Wolthuis—Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Jozef Kesecioglu, Luc H Hassink—Utrecht, the Netherlands
Rogier M Determann, Johanna C Korevaar, and Marcus J Schultz—Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 
An Analysis of Needs for Respiratory Therapists in Northeast Ohio and Development of Strategies to Meet Increased Recruitment Demands
by Douglas K Orens, Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
Teresa A Volsko—Youngstown, Ohio
and James K Stoller—Cleveland, Ohio
 

Case Reports

Acute Unilateral Pneumonitis in a Patient With Polymyositis: A Unique Presentation of Polymyositis-Associated Pneumonitis
by Bobbak Vahid, Enrique Machare-Delgado, and Paul E Marik—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teaching Case of the Month

Trichoptysis Due to an Intrapulmonary Teratoma
by Ritesh Agarwal, Rajagopala Srinivas, and Akshay K Saxena—Chandigarh, India

Letters

Beware the Adapters
by Bruce Hayton—Hauser, Idaho
author response by Douglas C Johnson—Boston Massachusetts
author response by James B Fink—San Carlos, California

Books, Films, Tapes, & Software

Clinical Atlas of Interstitial Lung Disease (Peros-Golubci?c T, Sharma OP)
reviewed by Bennet M Wang—Redmond, Washington
Primary Care Sleep Medicine: A Practical Guide (Pagel JF, Pandi-Perumal SR, editors)
reviewed by Robert P Blankfield—Cleveland, Ohio
Clinicians? Guide to Pediatric Sleep Disorders (Richardson MA, Friedman NR, editors)
reviewed by Lynn A D’Andrea—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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