The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


December 2010 / Volume 55 / Number 12

Podcast   Editor’s Commentary

Original Research

Role of Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Proportion Meta-analysis
by Ritesh Agarwal, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, and Dheeraj Gupta—Chandigarh, India
Preliminary Report of Laryngeal Phonation During Mechanical Ventilation Via a New Cuffed Tracheostomy Tube
by Melda Kunduk—Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Kimberly Appel—Atlanta, Georgia
Mehtap Tunc, Zekeriyya Alanoglu, Neslihan Alkis, Gursel Dursun, and Ozan B Ozgursoy—Ankara, Turkey
In-vitro Comparison of 4 Large-Volume Nebulizers in 8 Hours of Continuous Nebulization
by Ariel Berlinski, J Randy Willis, and Tom Leisenring—Little Rock, Arkansas
A Low-Sodium Solution for Airway Care: Results of a Multicenter Trial
by Robert D Christensen, Erick Henry, Vickie L Baer, Nhan Hoang, Gregory L Snow, Gorgi Rigby, Jill Burnett, Susan E Wiedmeier, Roger G Faix, and Larry D Eggert—Salt Lake City, Utah
Lung Diffusing Capacity in Adult Bronchiectasis: A Longitudinal Study
by Paul T King, Stephen R Holdsworth, Nicholas J Freezer, Elmer Villanueva, Michael W Farmer, Paul Guy, and Peter W Holmes—Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation in Massachusetts: The 2006 Prevalence Survey
by Miguel J Divo—Boston, Massachusetts
Susan Murray—Dedham, Massachusetts
Felipe Cortopassi—Brighton, Massachusetts
and Bartolome R Celli—Boston, Massachusetts
Albuterol Delivery via Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilator and Jet Nebulizer in a Pediatric Ventilator Model
by Ariel Berlinski and J Randy Willis—Little Rock, Arkansas

Special Article

Documentation Issues for Mechanical Ventilation in Pressure-Control Modes
by Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
and Teresa A Volsko—Youngstown, Ohio

AARC Clinical Practice Guideline

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Inhaled Nitric Oxide for Neonates With Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure
by Robert M DiBlasi—Seattle, Washington
Timothy R Myers—Cleveland, Ohio
and Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts

Case Reports

Airway Dehiscence After Lung Transplantation in a Patient With Cystic Fibrosis
by Don Hayes Jr, Kevin W Hatton, David J Feola, Brian S Murphy, and Timothy W Mullett—Lexington, Kentucky
Isolated Tuberculous Liver Abscess in a Patient With Asymptomatic Stage I Sarcoidosis
by Supriya Sarkar, Kaushik Saha, and Chandra Shekhar Das—Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Teaching Case of the Month

Ultrasound-Guided Arterial Puncture
by Jeffrey M Haynes and Holly Mitchell—Nashua, New Hampshire


Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Lung Injury: Caution Is Good, More Evidence Is Better
by Sean P Keenan—New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
The Gift of Speech . . . Priceless
by Jeannette Dee Hoit—Tucson, Arizona


High-Frequency Percussive Ventilation
by Kathy Short—Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Adel Bougatef—Brussels, Belgium
Felix Khusid—Brooklyn, New York
Brent D Kenney—Springfield, Missouri
Kenneth Miller—Allentown, Pennsylvania
author response by Patrick F Allan—Landstuhl Germany
In Vitro Fluid Leak Around the Endotracheal Tube Cuff Is Easily Remedied
by Jeffrey M Haynes—Nashua, New Hampshire

Books, Software, & Other Media

Spirometry: General Aspects of the Technique and a Guide for Test Interpretation (Almirall-Collazo JJ)
reviewed by Raja Abboud—Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving From Evidence to Practice (Straus S, Tetroe J, Graham ID, editors)
reviewed by Jeremy M Kahn—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pleural Disease, 2nd edition (Bouros D, editor)
reviewed by Subhash Chandra—Rochester, Minnesota
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