The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


December 2009 / Volume 54 / Number 12

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary


Are Tracheostomized Patients Safe on Regular Hospital Wards?
by Susan R Wilcox and Ulrich H Schmidt—Boston, Massachusetts
Toward Leaner Tracheostomy Care: First Observe, Then Improve
by John E Heffner—Portland, Oregon
Manual Resuscitators: Some Inconvenient Truths
by John W Salyer—Seattle, Washington

Original Research

Tracheostomy Tube in Place at Intensive Care Unit Discharge Is Associated With Increased Ward Mortality
by Gonzalo Hernández Martinez—Toledo, Spain
Rafael Fernandez—Barcelona, Spain
Marcelino Sánchez Casado, Rafael Cuena, Pilar Lopez-Reina, Sergio Zamora—Toledo, Spain
and Elena Luzon—Madrid, Spain
Can Outcomes of Intensive Care Unit Patients Undergoing Tracheostomy Be Predicted?
by David R Gerber, Adib Chaaya, Christa A Schorr, Daniel Markley, and Wissam Abouzgheib—Camden, New Jersey
A North American Survey of Respiratory Therapist and Physician Tracheostomy Decannulation Practices
by Henry Thomas Stelfox—Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dean R Hess, and Ulrich H Schmidt—Boston, Massachusetts
The Self-Inflating Resuscitation Bag Delivers High Oxygen Concentrations When Used Without a Reservoir: Implications for Neonatal Resuscitation
by Kathy L Johnston—Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
and Khalid Aziz—Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
In Vitro Delivery of Budesonide From 30 Jet Nebulizer/Compressor Combinations Using Infant and Child Breathing Patterns
by Elna B Berg and Robert J Picard—Lund, Sweden
Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure in a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit in North India
by Ritesh Agarwal, Ajay Handa, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Dheeraj Gupta, and Digamber Behera—Chandigarh, India
An Assessment of Nutritional Support to Critically Ill Patients and Its Correlation With Outcomes in a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit
by Navneet Singh, Dheeraj Gupta, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Ritesh Agarwal, and Surinder K Jindal—Chandigarh, India
Automatic Tube Compensation as an Adjunct for Weaning in Patients With Severe Neuroparalytic Snake Envenomation Requiring Mechanical Ventilation: A Pilot Randomized Study
by Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Ritesh Agarwal, and Dheeraj Gupta—Chandigarh, India
Reliability of Chest Wall Mobility and Its Correlation With Pulmonary Function in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
by Carla Malaguti, Rafaella R Rondelli, Leandra M de Souza, Marcia Domingues, and Simone Dal Corso—São Paulo, Brazil
Hallway Versus Treadmill 6-Minute-Walk Tests in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
by Fábio G de Almeida, Edgar G Victor, and José A Rizzo—Recife, Brazil

Review Article

The Physiologic Basis of Spirometry
by Don Hayes Jr and Steve S Kraman—Lexington, Kentucky

Case Report

Primary Snoring and Growth Failure in a Patient With Cystic Fibrosis
by Kelvin D MacDonald, Brian M McGinley, David J Brown, Laura M Sterni, Beryl J Rosenstein, and Peter J Mogayzel Jr—Baltimore, Maryland

Teaching Case of the Month

Pulmonary Tumor Embolism as an Initial Manifestation of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
by José N Sancho-Chust, José Ferreres, José Pineda, Miguel A Molla, Francisco Giner, Mar Juan, and José Blanquer—Alacant, Spain

Books, Software, & Other Media

Living With Your Heart and Lungs (Bryant SL and Obst G)
reviewed by Charles Oberdorf—Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics (Pandi-Perumal SR, Verster JC, Monti JM, Lader M, and Langer SZ, editors)
reviewed by Sairam Parthasarathy—Tucson, Arizona
Respiratory Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered (Baker E, Lai D)
reviewed by Carlos R Vassaux—Fort Collins, Colorado
Integrated Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology, 2nd edition (Colbert BJ and Kennedy BL)
reviewed by Ann L Cusano—Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania
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