The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

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December / Volume 57 / Number 12

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Original Research

Blow-by as Potential Therapy for Uncooperative Children: An In-Vitro Study
by Mohamed Mohsen Mansour and Gerald C Smaldone—Stony Brook, New York
Different Tracheotomy Tube Diameters Influence Diaphragmatic Effort and Indices of Weanability in Difficult to Wean Patients
by Ilaria Valentini, Eva Tonveronachi—Bologna, Italy
Cesare Gregoretti—Torino, Italy
Chiara Mega, Luca Fasano, Lara Pisani, and Stefano Nava—Bologna, Italy
Accidental Decannulation Following Placement of a Tracheostomy Tube
by Alexander C White—Stoughton, Massachusetts
Elaine Purcell—Boston, Massachusetts
Mary Beth Urquhart, Bernard Joseph, and Heidi H O’Connor—Stoughton, Massachusetts
Intra-individual Variation of the Cuff-Leak Test as a Predictor of Post-Extubation Stridor
by Antoine Gros—Pontoise, France
Laurent Holzapfel—Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Sophie Marqué—Pontoise, France
Laurent Perard—Lyon, France
Guy Demingeon, Bonavie Piralla, Sandrine Gaillard, and Xavier Tchenio—Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Adherence to Acceptability and Repeatability Criteria for Spirometry in Complex Lung Function Laboratories
by Brigitte M Borg, M Faizel Hartley, Michael J Bailey, and Bruce R Thompson—Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Volume-Time Curve: An Alternative for Endotracheal Tube Cuff Management
by Douglas Willian Bolzan, Walter Jose Gomes, Sônia Maria Faresin, Antônio Carlos de Camargo Carvalho, Ângelo Amato Vincenzo De Paola, and Solange Guizilini—São Paulo, Brazil
Comparison of 2 Correction Methods for Absolute Values of Esophageal Pressure in Subjects With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure, Mechanically Ventilated in the ICU
by Claude Guérin and Jean-Christophe Richard—Lyon, France
Soluble Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells-1 (sTREM-1) as a Diagnostic Marker of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Steven J Palazzo, Terri A Simpson, Jillian M Simmons, and Lynn M Schnapp—Seattle, Washington
Analysis of Risk Factors for Extubation Failure in Subjects Submitted to Non-Emergency Elective Intracranial Surgery
by Milena Carlos Vidotto—São Paulo, Brazil
Luciana Carrupt Machado Sogame—Espírito Santo, Brazil
Mariana Rodrigues Gazzotti, Mirto Nelson Prandini, and José Roberto Jardim—São Paulo, Brazil
Clinical Audit on Diagnostic Accuracy and Management of Respiratory Failure in COPD
by Francesco Menzella, Nicola Facciolongo, Mirco Lusuardi, Roberto Piro, Debora Formisano, Claudia Castagnetti, Anna Simonazzi, and Luigi Zucchi—Reggio Emilia, Italy
The Effect of Alveolar Dead Space on the Measurement of End-Expiratory Lung Volume by Modified Nitrogen Wash-Out/Wash-In in Lavage-Induced Lung Injury
by Rui Tang, Yingzi Huang, Qiuhua Chen, Xia Hui, Yang Li, Qing Yu, Hongjie Zhao, Yi Yang, and Haibo Qiu—Nanjing, China
Evaluation of a Peer-Led Asthma Self-Management Program and Benefits of the Program for Adolescent Peer Leaders
by Hyekyun Rhee, Brenda E McQuillan—Rochester, New York
and Michael J Belyea—Phoenix, Arizona
Oxidative Stress in COPD Patients, Smokers, and Non-smokers
by Heidar Tavilani, Ebrahim Nadi, Jamshid Karimi, and Mohammad Taghi Goodarzi—Hamadan, Iran
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Enhances Heart Rate Recovery in Patients With COPD
by Vasiliki V Georgiopoulou, Stavros Dimopoulos, Dimitrios Sakellariou, Ourania Papazachou, Vasiliki Gerovasili, Athanasios Tasoulis, Varvara Agapitou, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Charis Roussos, and Serafim Nanas—Athens, Greece
Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome With Combined Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and Midline Glossectomy: Outcomes From a 5-Year Study
by Jin Hou, Jing Yan, Botao Wang, Kang Zhu, Ying Sheng, Guoxi Zheng, and Quanqing Kang—Xi’an, PR China

Case Report

Prolonged High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Tubercular Multifocal Cystic Lung Disease
by Nivedita Mohari, Dinesh Raj, Rakesh Lodha, and Sushil K Kabra—New Delhi, India

Teaching Cases of the Month

Can Albuterol Be Blamed for Lactic Acidosis?
by Venkata R Dodda and Peter Spiro—New York, New York
Challenges Associated With Central Venous Catheter Placement and Central Venous Oxygen Saturation Monitoring
by Matthew Wemple and Andrew M Luks—Seattle, Washington
A 30-Year-Old Man With Sickle-Cell Disease and Severe Dyspnea From Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury
by Adriano M Priola, Dario Gned, Andrea Veltri, and Sandro M Priola—Torino, Italy

Editorials

Is It Time to Say Good Bye to Blow-By?
by Ruben D Restrepo—San Antonio, Texas
“Narrow” Thinking About Difficult Weaning: Don’t Forget the Endotracheal Tube
by Scott K Epstein—Boston, Massachusetts
Accidental Decannulation: Systems Thinking, Patient Protection, and Affordable Care
by Yue Dong and William F Dunn—Rochester, Minnesota
The Cuff Leak Test: Does It “Leak” Any Information?
by Maged Y Argalious—Cleveland, Ohio

Letters

Ventilatory Modes. What’s in a Name?
by Claudio Rabec—Dijon, France
Bruno Langevin—Alès, France
Daniel Rodenstein—Bruxelles, Belgium
Christophe Perrin—Cannes, France
Patrick Leger—Lyon, France
Jean-Louis Pepin—Grenoble, France
Jean Paul Janssens—Geneva, Switzerland
Jésus Gonzalez-Bermejo—Paris, France
author response by Robert L Chatburn—Cleveland, Ohio
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