||This month I have dredged 5 issues of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine (April 15 through June 1 editions). This is serendipity of papers on several topics. At the end of the list I have included the titles of papers presented at a Mini Symposium on Standards for Pulmonary Function Testing at this year's ATS conference. Hopefully there is something for everyone. I particularly like the editorials relating to a specific paper in the journal. In my opinion the new style of this journal makes it more user friendly and it is my impression that now there are more pulmonary function related articles than in the past.
Maureen Swanney, CRFS, M.Sc.
Control of breathing / patterns of breathing
- Joost G Van den Aardweg and John M Karemaker. Influence of Chemoreflexes on Respiratory Variability in Healthy Subjects. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1041-1047, 2002.
- Eugene N. Bruce. Editorial, Assessing Respiratory Control during Spontaneous Breathing: Practice May Be More Difficult than Theory. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1033-1034, 2002.
- Thomas Brack, Amal Jurban and Martin J Tobin. Dyspnea and Decreased Variability of Breathing in Patients with Restrictive Lung Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp 1260 - 1264, 2002.
- Robert J Hancox et al. ß2-Agonist Tolerance and Exercise - induced Bronchospasm. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1068-1070, 2002.
- Nicola A Hanania et al. ß-Agonist Intrinsic Efficacy: Measurement and Clinical Significance. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1353 - 1358, 2002.
- John P Kress et al. The Utility of Albuterol Nebulized with Heliox during Acute Asthma Exacerbations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1317 - 1321, 2002.
- Ah-Fong Hoo et al. Sex-Specific Prediction Equations for maxFRC in Infancy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1084-1092, 2002.
- Nicole Beydon et al. Pre/Postbronchodilator Interrupter Resistance Values in Healthy Young Children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1388 - 1394, 2002.
- Stephen W Turner et al. Infants with Flow Limitation at 4 weeks: Outcome at 6 and 11 years. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1294 - 1298, 2002.
- Nicholas Hart et al. Effect of Severe Isolated Unilateral and Bilateral Diaphragm Weakness on Exercise Performance. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1265 - 1270, 2002.
- Leigh A Callahan et al. Cardiopulmonary Responses to Exercise in Women with Sickle Cell Anaemia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1309 - 1316, 2002.
General Pulmonary Function
- Brian L Graham, Joseph T Mink and David J Cotton. Effects of Increasing Carboxyhemoglobin on the Single Breath Carbon Monoxide Diffusing Capacity. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp 1504 - 1510, 2002.
- Tricia M McKeever et al. Prospective Study of Diet and Decline in Lung Function in a General Population. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1299 - 1303, 2002.
- Claudio Tantucci et al. The Best Peak Expiratory Flow Is Flow-Limited and Effort-Independent in Normal Subjects. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1304 - 1308, 2002.
- Benjamin Gaston and John F Hunt. How Acidopneic Is My Patient? A New Question in the Pulmonary Laboratory. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1349 -1350, 2002.
- Konstantinos Kostikas et al. pH in expired Breath Condensate of Patients with Inflammatory Airway Diseases. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp1353 - 1358, 2002.
Abstracts from Mini-Symposium 2002 ATS International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 165. pp A200 -A201, 2002.
- Then and Now: Improvement in Spirometer Performance. RO Crapo, JL Jensen, HM Howell, AK Flint.
- Characteristics of Pulmonary Function Laboratories in North America. MacIntyre NR III, Davies J, MacIntyre NR, Crapo RO. For the ATS Pulmonary Function Laboratory Standards Committee.
- Evaluation of Spirometry Reference Standard Equations in a Clinical Setting and Critical Appraisal of the Lower Limit of Normal. Gildea TR, McCarthy, Kavuru MS.
- Problems in Selecting Representative Reference Values for Spirometry. JL Jensen, RO Crapo, AK Flint, HM Howell.
- Is My Lung Function Really THAT GOOD?? Spirometer Problems that INFLATE Test Results. MC Townsend, JL Hankinson, L Lindesmith, WA Slivka, GT Ayres.
- How Comparable are Different Laboratories? C Beardsmore, R Lane, C King, A Laverty, J Paton, D Jotham, C Oliver and J Stocks.
- FEF625-75% is Less Variable than FEF25-75% in Subjects with Airway Obstruction. MP Swanney, LE Beckert, LA Wallace, RL Jensen and RO Crapo.