respiratory therapy

Summary

Summary: Care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. It includes the therapeutic use of medical gases and their administrative apparatus, environmental control systems, humidification, aerosols, ventilatory support, bronchopulmonary drainage and exercise, respiratory rehabilitation, assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintenance of natural, artificial, and mechanical airways.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi COPD: current therapeutic interventions and future approaches
    P J Barnes
    National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College School of Medicine, Dovehouse St, London SW3 6LY, UK
    Eur Respir J 25:1084-106. 2005
  2. ncbi Effect of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation programme on disability in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Aman Pande
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 47:217-9. 2005
  3. ncbi Emerging concepts in outcome assessment for COPD clinical trials
    Sanjay A Patel
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 26:253-62. 2005
  4. ncbi [How risky are beta-2 mimetics?]
    Waldtraud Paukstadt
    MMW Fortschr Med 148:10. 2006
  5. ncbi Inhalatory therapy training: a priority challenge for the physician
    Andrea S Melani
    Respiratory Physiopathology and Rehabilitation, Cardiothoracic Department, Polyclinic Le Scotte, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    Acta Biomed 78:233-45. 2007
  6. ncbi Manual hyperinflation combined with expiratory rib cage compression for reduction of length of ICU stay in critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation
    Juliana Savini Wey Berti
    Hospital das Clínicas de Botucatu, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, SP, Brasil
    J Bras Pneumol 38:477-86. 2012
  7. ncbi Head-down tilt and manual hyperinflation enhance sputum clearance in patients who are intubated and ventilated
    Susan Berney
    Department Physiotherapy, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Vic, 3084, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 50:9-14. 2004
  8. ncbi The effects of three manual hyperinflation techniques on pattern of ventilation in a test lung model
    L Maxwell
    School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 30:283-8. 2002
  9. ncbi Effect of manual hyperinflation on haemodynamics in an animal model
    Luke Anning
    Department of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, Australia
    Physiother Res Int 8:155-63. 2003
  10. ncbi The effect of circuit type, volume delivered and "rapid release" on flow rates during manual hyperinflation
    Lyndal J Maxwell
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales 1825
    Aust J Physiother 49:31-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications260 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi COPD: current therapeutic interventions and future approaches
    P J Barnes
    National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College School of Medicine, Dovehouse St, London SW3 6LY, UK
    Eur Respir J 25:1084-106. 2005
    ..More research is needed to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and to develop biomarkers and monitoring techniques to aid the development of new therapies...
  2. ncbi Effect of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation programme on disability in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Aman Pande
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 47:217-9. 2005
  3. ncbi Emerging concepts in outcome assessment for COPD clinical trials
    Sanjay A Patel
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 26:253-62. 2005
    ..Application of these and other emerging concepts in outcome assessment for COPD clinical trials will be examined...
  4. ncbi [How risky are beta-2 mimetics?]
    Waldtraud Paukstadt
    MMW Fortschr Med 148:10. 2006
  5. ncbi Inhalatory therapy training: a priority challenge for the physician
    Andrea S Melani
    Respiratory Physiopathology and Rehabilitation, Cardiothoracic Department, Polyclinic Le Scotte, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    Acta Biomed 78:233-45. 2007
    ..Whatever the chosen inhaler, education from health caregivers has a key-role for improving inhaler technique and compliance. Differences among delivery devices represent another challenge to patient use and caregiver instruction...
  6. ncbi Manual hyperinflation combined with expiratory rib cage compression for reduction of length of ICU stay in critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation
    Juliana Savini Wey Berti
    Hospital das Clínicas de Botucatu, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, SP, Brasil
    J Bras Pneumol 38:477-86. 2012
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the effect that MH combined with expiratory rib cage compression (ERCC) has on the length of ICU stay and duration of mechanical ventilation (MV)...
  7. ncbi Head-down tilt and manual hyperinflation enhance sputum clearance in patients who are intubated and ventilated
    Susan Berney
    Department Physiotherapy, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Vic, 3084, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 50:9-14. 2004
    ..The results suggest that addition of a head-down tilt to physiotherapy treatment, including manual hyperinflation, in patients who are intubated and ventilated, increases sputum production and improves peak expiratory flow...
  8. ncbi The effects of three manual hyperinflation techniques on pattern of ventilation in a test lung model
    L Maxwell
    School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 30:283-8. 2002
    ..62 (0.06)], compared to protocols 2 [2.01 (0.25)] and 3 [2.10 (0.19)] but not between protocols 2 and 3. Circuit and technique choice should be considered in relation to the specific therapeutic aim of treatment...
  9. ncbi Effect of manual hyperinflation on haemodynamics in an animal model
    Luke Anning
    Department of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, Australia
    Physiother Res Int 8:155-63. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of manual hyperinflation on haemodynamic function in a healthy animal model, without the usual confounding effects inherent in an heterogeneous intensive care population...
  10. ncbi The effect of circuit type, volume delivered and "rapid release" on flow rates during manual hyperinflation
    Lyndal J Maxwell
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales 1825
    Aust J Physiother 49:31-8. 2003
    ..Expiratory flow rate was faster for the larger volume. The theoretically optimal I:E ratio to move secretions was achieved delivering the lower target volume with the Mapleson circuits and using rapid release...
  11. ncbi [Influence of the respiratory physiotherapy on intracranial pressure in severe head trauma patients]
    Rosana A Thiesen
    Unidade de Terapia Intensiva, Hospital das Clinicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 63:110-3. 2005
    ..To evaluate influence of the respiratory physiotherapy on intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with severe head trauma...
  12. ncbi Manual hyperinflation: consistency and modification of the technique by physiotherapists
    S Patman
    Physiotherapy Department, Royal Perth Hospital, Box X2213 GPO, Perth WA 6847, Australia
    Physiother Res Int 6:106-17. 2001
    ....
  13. ncbi Neonatal respiratory therapy in the new millennium: does clinical practice reflect scientific evidence?
    Robyn M Hudson
    Physiotherapy Department, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Vic, 3168, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 49:269-72. 2003
    b>Respiratory therapy has historically been considered the primary role of the physiotherapist in neonatal intensive care in Australia...
  14. ncbi Pulmonary rehabilitation and respiratory therapy services in the physician office setting
    Sam Birnbaum
    Medical Practice Management, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
    Chest 129:169-73. 2006
    ....
  15. ncbi Improving collaboration among medical, nursing and respiratory therapy students through interprofessional simulation
    Aimee Elizabeth Ann King
    Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Center for Simulation and Integrated Healthcare Education, Akron, OH 44308, USA
    J Interprof Care 27:269-71. 2013
    This project involved the implementation of simulation-based scenarios to train students within nursing, respiratory therapy and medical fields in interprofessional practice...
  16. ncbi Respiratory muscle endurance training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: impact on exercise capacity, dyspnea, and quality of life
    T A Scherer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 162:1709-14. 2000
    ..In conclusion, home-based respiratory muscle endurance training with the new device used in this study is feasible and has beneficial effects in subjects with COPD and ventilatory limitation...
  17. ncbi Airway clearance: physiology, pharmacology, techniques, and practice
    Dean R Hess
    Respiratory Care, Ellison 401, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Respir Care 52:1392-6. 2007
    ..Appropriately powered and methodologically sound research is desperately needed in this area...
  18. ncbi Peak pressures during manual ventilation
    Mohamed Turki
    Vermont Lung Center, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington 05405 0075, USA
    Respir Care 50:340-4. 2005
    ..Such high pressure might injure alveoli in some patients...
  19. ncbi [Guideline conformance for outpatient management of COPD in Germany]
    T Glaab
    Medizinischer Fachbereich Pneumologie, Munchen
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 131:1203-8. 2006
    ..The aim of the present survey was to investigate their initial management of COPD in Germany based on current guidelines and to identify any deviations...
  20. ncbi Inter-observer agreement between physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists for respiratory clinical evaluation in bronchiolitis
    V Gajdos
    Unité Inserm U 822, Le Kremlin Bicetre, France
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:754-62. 2009
    ..Thus, once the validity of this test has been confirmed in a large population sample, it should be possible to use this test to monitor children hospitalized with bronchiolitis and as an endpoint in clinical trials...
  21. ncbi Atelectatic children treated with intrapulmonary percussive ventilation via a face mask: clinical trial and literature overview
    Thi Kim Yen Ha
    Department of Physiotherapy, Paediatric Hospital No 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Pediatr Int 49:502-7. 2007
    ..This study aimed to follow the evolution of atelectasis resolution with noninvasive IPV in young children and to detect eventual adverse effects...
  22. ncbi Pattern of ventilation during manual hyperinflation performed by physiotherapists
    L J Maxwell
    School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, Australia 1825
    Anaesthesia 62:27-33. 2007
    ..This is the first study to document comprehensively the pattern of ventilation during manual hyperinflation and provides the basis for further clinical trials evaluating its effectiveness for secretion clearance and volume restoration...
  23. ncbi [Indications of conventional chest physiotherapy in acute bronchiolitis]
    Liliana Bohé
    Sección de Terapia Respiratoria, Hospital Privado de Cordoba, Argentina
    Medicina (B Aires) 64:198-200. 2004
    ..00 (+/- 2.00) vs 3.87 (+/- 1.30) in the control group, p=0.84. Chest physiotherapy does not produce clinically important benefits in the treatment of acute bronchiolitis...
  24. ncbi Late displacement of a ventricular pacing lead after respiratory therapy
    R Arroyo Espliguero
    Department of Cardiology, Hospital Clinica Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Spain
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:1693-5. 2001
    ..of the ventricular electrode of a DDD pacemaker occurring 3 years after implantation following a session of respiratory therapy. The incident provoked the loss of the ventricular pacing and left pectoral stimulation...
  25. ncbi High-frequency oscillatory ventilation in adults: respiratory therapy issues
    Jason Higgins
    Parkland Health and Hospital System, Respiratory Care Department, Dallas, TX, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:S196-203. 2005
    ..To summarize clinical information and assessment techniques relevant to respiratory therapists caring for adult patients on high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV)...
  26. ncbi Pulmonary function and sputum production in patients with cystic fibrosis: a pilot study comparing the PercussiveTech HF device and standard chest physiotherapy
    John H Marks
    Pediatric Pulmonary Division, Department of Pediatrics, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, MI 49008, USA
    Chest 125:1507-11. 2004
    ....
  27. pmc Evidence for a link between mortality in acute COPD and hospital type and resources
    C M Roberts
    Clinical Effectiveness Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
    Thorax 58:947-9. 2003
    ..This pilot study examined the hypothesis as a factor to be included in a future national audit programme...
  28. ncbi Evidence-based asthma management
    Thomas J Kallstrom
    Respiratory Care Services, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland OH 44111, USA
    Respir Care 49:783-92. 2004
    ..Metered-dose inhalers are no more or less effective, overall, than other aerosol-delivery devices for the delivery of beta(2) agonists or inhaled corticosteroids, so the least expensive delivery method should be chosen...
  29. ncbi Inhalation solutions: which one are allowed to be mixed? Physico-chemical compatibility of drug solutions in nebulizers
    Wolfgang Kamin
    Kinderklinik und Kinderpoliklinik der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Langenbeckstr 1, D 55101 Mainz, Germany
    J Cyst Fibros 5:205-13. 2006
    ..Besides studies of the physico-chemical compatibility, the aerodynamic behaviour of physico-chemical mixtures needs to be studied before a final recommendation of simultaneous nebulization of compatible admixtures can be made...
  30. ncbi Treatment of chronic respiratory failure: lung volume reduction surgery versus rehabilitation
    M Decramer
    Respiratory Division, University Hospital, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Respir J Suppl 47:47s-56s. 2003
    ..The technique is undergoing considerable progress as numerous new surgical and endoscopic procedures are currently being developed. The results of these procedures have not yet been systematically evaluated...
  31. ncbi Results of a physician and respiratory therapist collaborative effort to improve long-term metered-dose inhaler technique in a pediatric asthma clinic
    Beena A Minai
    Department of Pediatrics, MetroHealth Medical Center, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    Respir Care 49:600-5. 2004
    ..We operate an inner-city Pediatric Asthma Compliance and Technique (PACT) clinic in which physicians and respiratory therapists collaborate to improve metered-dose inhaler (MDI) technique and outcomes among asthmatic children...
  32. ncbi [Inhalation steroids in COPD: of value only for asthma patients!]
    Michael Hien
    MMW Fortschr Med 145:16. 2003
  33. ncbi Therapist driven protocols
    M Vitacca
    Respiratory Intensive Care Units, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Via Pindolo 23, 25064 Gussago, BS, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 59:342-4. 2003
  34. ncbi Medical management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Frank C Sciurba
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 1211 Kaufmann Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 13:615-29. 2003
    ..The focus on outcome parameters other than expiratory flow rates, such as symptoms, quality of life, exercise tolerance, and exacerbation frequency, might also allow effective development of novel disease-modifying agents...
  35. pmc Respiratory outcome in late childhood after neonatal continuous negative pressure ventilation
    K Telford
    School of Human Development, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 92:F19-24. 2007
    ..In the original trial, there were advantages in the duration of oxygen and the prevalence of chronic lung disease for those assigned to receive CNEP...
  36. ncbi Advances in asthma and COPD management: delivering CFC-free inhaled therapy using Modulite technology
    D Acerbi
    Chiesi Farmaceutici s p a, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Via Palermo 26 A, 43100 Parma, Parma, Italy
    Pulm Pharmacol Ther 20:290-303. 2007
    ....
  37. ncbi [The role of volume reduction surgery in the therapy of early stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]
    Attila Vasko
    Debreceni Egyetem, Orvos és Egészségtudományi Centrum, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Tüdogyógyászati Klinika
    Orv Hetil 147:2091-6. 2006
    ..The invasive options has a risk of both mortality and morbidity, they are directed only at patients who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical treatment...
  38. ncbi Home respiratory muscle training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Elvia Battaglia
    Pulmonary Department, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, and Department of Pathology, University of Milan, Italy
    Respirology 11:799-804. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of the constant use of a new flow-volumetric inspiratory exerciser, named Respivol, in improving respiratory functional parameters in COPD patients...
  39. ncbi Pulmonary rehabilitation improves exercise tolerance in patients with bronchiectasis
    Judy Bradley
    Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster
    Aust J Physiother 52:65. 2006
  40. ncbi Inhalation therapy with metered-dose inhalers and dry powder inhalers in mechanically ventilated patients
    Rajiv Dhand
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Environmental Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia, 65212, USA
    Respir Care 50:1331-4; discussion 1344-5. 2005
    ..In mechanically ventilated patients, pMDIs are a cost-effective, convenient, and safe method for delivering bronchodilator aerosols...
  41. ncbi Psychosocial conditions do not affect short-term outcome of multidisciplinary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Jacob C Trappenburg
    Respiratory Rehabilitation and Respiratory Division, University Hospitals, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1788-92. 2005
    ..To characterize patients referred for pulmonary rehabilitation on a large number of psychologic and sociodemographic variables and to determine the contribution of these variables on the response to rehabilitation...
  42. ncbi New roles for respiratory therapists: expanding the scope of practice
    Diana Merendino
    Department of Cardiopulmonary Science, School of Allied Health Professions, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA
    Respir Care Clin N Am 11:543-55. 2005
    ..As the baby boomer generation ages, and the incidence of chronic illness increases, respiratory therapists will be in even greater demand...
  43. ncbi Bone mineral density improvement after lung volume reduction surgery for severe emphysema
    Tommaso Claudio Mineo
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Tor Vergata University Policlinic, Rome, Italy
    Chest 127:1960-6. 2005
    ..In patients with severe emphysema, bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced and the risk of osteoporosis is increased...
  44. pmc Inhaled corticosteroids and the beneficial effect of deep inspiration in asthma
    Nicola Scichilone
    Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:693-9. 2005
    ..After steroid treatment, the beneficial effects of deep inspiration become significant determinants of the magnitude of airway hyperresponsiveness...
  45. ncbi Shortness of breath--is it chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
    Christine F McDonald
    Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 34:541-5. 2005
    ..Of all the major diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the one for which the burden is increasing the fastest...
  46. ncbi Pulmonary rehabilitation and COPD
    Andrew L Ries
    Department of Medicine and Family and Preventive Medicine, UCSD Medical Center 8377, University of California San Diego, 200 W Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 26:133-41. 2005
    ..Pulmonary rehabilitation has also been included as an adjunct to surgical programs such as lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery...
  47. ncbi Instruction of hospitalized patients by respiratory therapists on metered-dose inhaler use leads to decrease in patient errors
    Won S Song
    Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington 98431, USA
    Respir Care 50:1040-5. 2005
    ..Hospitalized patients have been shown to make several errors in using metered-dose inhalers (MDIs), which can lead to poor medication delivery...
  48. ncbi Aerosol deposition in neonatal ventilation
    Jean C Dubus
    INSERM U618, Service de Pneumologie, CHU Bretonneau, 2 boulevard Tonnelle, 37044 Tours, France
    Pediatr Res 58:10-4. 2005
    ..Availability of Aerogen's electronic micropump nebulizers offers new opportunities to study clinical efficacy and risks of aerosol therapy in ventilated neonates...
  49. ncbi Noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure
    Adnan Majid
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 11:77-81. 2005
    ..This review critically examines recent literature related to applications of noninvasive ventilation in the acute setting...
  50. ncbi Deposition of aerosols in infants and children
    Karen G Schüepp
    Swiss Paediatric Respiratory Research Group, Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Children s Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Aerosol Med 17:153-6. 2004
    ..The development of combinations of delivery devices and drug formulations fulfilling the requirements for an efficient inhalation therapy in young children is likely to increase the therapeutical options in this age group...
  51. ncbi [Results of an ambulatory respiratory rehabilitation program: observations in 100 COPD patients]
    O Leleu
    Service de Pneumologie, Centre Hospitalier, 43, rue de l Isle, 80100 Abbeville
    Rev Pneumol Clin 61:359-64. 2005
    ..Respiratory rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary approach enabling personalized management adapted for each patient's handicap...
  52. ncbi Pharmacologic therapy for the treatment of asthma in children
    L Waikart
    Department of Clinical Allergy and Immunology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
    Minerva Pediatr 56:457-67. 2004
    ..This article reviews many of these medications, their actions, side effects, relative efficacy, and their indications for pediatric asthma treatment...
  53. ncbi [Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]
    Nicolas Roche
    Service de Pneumologie et Reanimation, hôpital de l Hôtel dieu, 75004 Paris
    Rev Prat 55:1569-74. 2005
  54. ncbi [Diagnosis and management of exacerbations and acute respiratory failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]
    Thomas Similowski
    Service de Pneumologie et Reanimation, Groupe Hospitalier La Pitié Salpêtrière, 75651 Paris 13
    Rev Prat 54:1438-44. 2004
    ..The prevention of acute episodes of COPD is best achieved through tobacco cessation and influenza vaccine. Finally, an acute episode may be an opportunity to make a diagnosis of COPD if this has not been done before...
  55. ncbi [Means and organisation of the management of severe forms of COPD]
    Jean Francois Muir
    Service de pneumologie et unité de soins intensifs respiratoires, CHU Rouen, 76031 Rouen
    Rev Prat 54:1445-50. 2004
    ....
  56. ncbi [Management of COPD: a review]
    C Steurer-Stey
    Medizinische Poliklinik, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 93:1673-8. 2004
    ..For patients who have developed COPD, a variety of treatment options are available and much can be done to improve the well being of patients with COPD. A review of the management of COPD is presented...
  57. ncbi Pulmonary rehabilitation: analysis of a clinical service
    Rachel Garrod
    School of Physiotherapy, Kingston University, London, UK
    Physiother Res Int 9:111-20. 2004
    ..However, less is known about real-life clinical rehabilitation services. Data were analysed from a clinical pulmonary rehabilitation service provided in the UK, consisting of seven weeks' twice-weekly training and education...
  58. ncbi Hyperpolarized HHe 3 MRI of the lung in cystic fibrosis: assessment at baseline and after bronchodilator and airway clearance treatment
    Kimiknu Mentore
    Department of Radiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Acad Radiol 12:1423-9. 2005
    ....
  59. ncbi Effect of inhalation of thermal water on airway inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Manuela Pellegrini
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2 35128 Padova PD, Italy
    Respir Med 99:748-54. 2005
    ..However, the short-term improvement in some components health-related quality of life was not related with changes in lung function or with the degree of airway inflammation...
  60. ncbi Issues in inhalation therapy: a new series of papers from the ADMIT Working Group
    P N Richard Dekhuijzen
    Prim Care Respir J 16:335-6. 2007
  61. ncbi Gender and the diagnosis, management, and surveillance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Pat G Camp
    James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St Paul s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 4:686-91. 2007
    ..Current knowledge from the literature coupled with discussions from a 1-day symposium on gender and COPD diagnosis, management, and surveillance are detailed, including recommendations on where future research endeavors may be targeted...
  62. ncbi A randomized clinical trial of an activity and exercise adherence intervention in chronic pulmonary disease
    Bonnie G Steele
    Primary Care and Specialty Medicine Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:404-12. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of an exercise adherence intervention to maintain daily activity, adherence to exercise, and exercise capacity over 1 year after completion of an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program...
  63. ncbi Modern treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    P M Calverley
    Dept of Medicine, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
    Eur Respir J Suppl 34:60s-66s. 2001
    ..Acute exacerbations require higher doses of bronchodilators and short courses of oral corticosteroids. New drug treatment is a major priority for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease research...
  64. ncbi Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: evaluation and treatment of respiratory impairment
    Noah Lechtzin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler Other Motor Neuron Disord 3:5-13. 2002
    ..Tracheostomy with long-term mechanical ventilation is not frequently used but can be an important component of care for ALS. This review describes an approach to respiratory evaluation and care of patients with ALS...
  65. doi Bronchiectasis-clinical cases
    Jennifer L Holmes
    Dis Mon 54:573-80. 2008
  66. pmc Clinical review: severe asthma
    Spyros Papiris
    Department of Critical Care and Pulmonary Services, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 6:30-44. 2002
    ..Finally, after successful treatment and prior to discharge, a careful strategy for prevention of subsequent asthma attacks is imperative...
  67. ncbi [Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and corticosteroid therapy]
    A Cherif
    Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique B, Unité de néonatologie, Hopital Charles Nicolle, Boulevard 9 avril, 1006 Tunis, Tunisie
    Arch Pediatr 9:159-68. 2002
    ..Inhaled steroids are associated with less adverse effects than dexamethasone administration, but they are also less effective...
  68. ncbi Pulmonary rehabilitation after acute COPD exacerbation
    M J Bernier
    School of Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 13:375-87. 2001
    ..Nursing can and should assume a leadership role in such initiatives...
  69. ncbi [Respiratory rehabilitation in patients with bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Kinshasa]
    J Muzembo Ndundu
    , Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, , , RD Congo
    Rev Pneumol Clin 57:209-18. 2001
    ..The pulmonary rehabilitation program changes the quality of life of COPD patients who are able to move about better for longer periods of time, have a longer walking distance, and improved physical activity level...
  70. ncbi [Double-DMP for asthma and COPD. The family physician and pulmonologist must work closely with each other]
    Michael Barczok
    MMW Fortschr Med 149:37-8. 2007
  71. ncbi Cystic fibrosis: current trends in respiratory care
    Jeffrey S Wagener
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, The Children s Hospital, Denver, Colorado 80218, USA
    Respir Care 48:234-45; discussion 246-7. 2003
    ..Thus, in the absence of a cure, effective respiratory therapy is the primary means to extend and improve the quality of life for the cystic fibrosis patient...
  72. ncbi Effects of respiratory therapist-directed protocol on prescription and outcomes of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD inpatients
    Antonio Tramacere
    Fondazione ONLUS Villa Pineta and Division of Pneumology and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, University of Modena Reggio Emilia, Pavullo, Italy
    Respiration 71:60-5. 2004
    ..The use of respiratory therapist-directed (RD) protocols in non-ICU hospitalized patients decreases respiratory care charges as compared with physician-directed (PD) protocols...
  73. ncbi Optimizing treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an assessment of current therapies
    Robert A Wise
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Am J Med 120:S4-13. 2007
    ..A treatment algorithm that combines both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for the management of COPD is presented...
  74. ncbi [Management of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)]
    A Gillissen
    Robert Koch Klinik, Klinikum St Georg, Leipzig
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 128:1721-7. 2003
  75. ncbi Inspiratory muscle training: integrative review of use in conditions other than COPD
    Cynthia A Padula
    University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing, Kingston 02881, USA
    Res Theory Nurs Pract 21:98-118. 2007
    ..Emphasis is placed on what has been learned, remaining questions, future applications, and significance to practice...
  76. ncbi [Diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]
    Kestutis Malakauskas
    Department of Pulmonology and Immunology, Kaunas University of Medicine, Eiveniu 2, 50009 Kaunas, Lithuania
    Medicina (Kaunas) 41:171-9. 2005
    ..Pulmonary rehabilitation benefits most patients. Patients with hypoxemia suffering from more severe disease may require a long-term oxygen therapy. Surgical intervention may help a limited number of patients...
  77. ncbi [Education of COPD patient--between pessimism and reserved optimism]
    Florin Mihaltan
    Institutul de Pneumologie M Nasta, Bucuresti
    Pneumologia 55:69-73. 2006
  78. ncbi [Follow up of asthmatic children: definition and measurement tools]
    J De Blic
    Service de pneumologie et allergologie pédiatriques, Hopital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France
    Rev Mal Respir 25:695-704. 2008
    ..Among the non-invasive measurements of airway inflammation the measurement of expired nitric oxide (NO) is the best established. The measurement of expired NO could improve some paraclinical parameters that are not monitored routinely...
  79. ncbi Comparison of lung deposition in two types of nebulization: intrapulmonary percussive ventilation vs jet nebulization
    Gregory Reychler
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
    Chest 125:502-8. 2004
    ..So-called intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV), frequently coupled with a nebulizer, is increasingly used as a physiotherapy technique; however, its physiologic and clinical values have not been rigorously assessed...
  80. ncbi [Indications from the anamnesis. Asthma: simply to be thought of for the first time]
    Gertrud Wichtmann
    MMW Fortschr Med 147:52. 2005
  81. ncbi A survey of albuterol administration practices in intubated patients in the neonatal intensive care unit
    Julie Ballard
    Respiratory Care Department, Primary Children s Medical Center, 100 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City UT 84113 1100, USA
    Respir Care 47:31-8. 2002
    ....
  82. ncbi Nebulized bronchodilator formulations: unit-dose or multi-dose?
    Joseph L Rau
    Cardiopulmonary Care Sciences, MSC 8R0319, Georgia State University, 33 Gilmer Street SE, Unit 8, Atlanta GA 30303 3088
    Respir Care 48:926-39. 2003
    ..Nosocomial infections linked to the use of multi-dose bronchodilator nebulizer formulations have been reported in the literature...
  83. ncbi The inhalation of drugs: advantages and problems
    Joseph L Rau
    Department of Cardiopulmonary Care Sciences, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
    Respir Care 50:367-82. 2005
    ..therapy developed relatively late, following the 1974 Sugarloaf Conference on the scientific basis of respiratory therapy. Early data on the drug-delivery efficiency of the common aerosol delivery devices (MDI, DPI, and nebulizer)..
  84. ncbi A pilot study of aerosolized N-acetylcysteine for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Hiromi Tomioka
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Nishi Kobe Medical Center, Kobe, Japan
    Respirology 10:449-55. 2005
    ..Since oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an open, randomized trial of long-term inhalation therapy with the antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine was conducted...
  85. ncbi The impact of a respiratory therapy consult service on house officers' knowledge of respiratory care ordering
    J K Stoller
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Respir Care 45:945-52. 2000
    ....
  86. pmc The acute effects of body position strategies and respiratory therapy in paralyzed patients with acute lung injury
    K Davis
    University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0558, USA
    Crit Care 5:81-7. 2001
    ..This trial was designed to measure the physiological effects of routine turning and respiratory therapy in comparison with continuous lateral rotation (CLR).
  87. ncbi Novolizer: how does it fit into inhalation therapy?
    Helgo Magnussen
    Hospital Grosshansdorf, Center for Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery, Grosshansdorf, Germany
    Curr Med Res Opin 21:S39-46; discussion S47. 2005
    ..The Novolizer uses an advanced DPI technology and may improve patient compliance...
  88. ncbi Achievements and challenges on policies for allied health professionals who use telehealth in the Canadian Arctic
    D Hailey
    Health Telematics Unit, University of Calgary, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 11:S39-41. 2005
    ..midwifery, occupational therapy, ophthalmic services, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, respiratory therapy, social work and speech therapy...
  89. ncbi Long-term observations of the clinical course after step down of corticosteroid inhalation therapy in adult chronic asthmatics: correlation with serum levels of eosinophil cationic protein
    Kenji Baba
    Division of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Department of Internal Medicine, Aichi Medical University, School of Medicine, Yazako, Nagakute, Aichi, Japan
    Respirology 7:255-66. 2002
    ..This deterioration is significantly abrogated by pranlukast, a leukotriene receptor antagonist, or by seratrodast, a thromboxane A2 receptor antagonist. However, these results were based on short-term (less than 6 months) observations...
  90. ncbi Preliminary evaluation of high-frequency chest compression for secretion clearance in mechanically ventilated patients
    J Whitman
    Healtheast Bethesda Lutheran Hospital, St Paul, MN 55102
    Respir Care 38:1081-7. 1993
    ..We monitored the reliability of the device and distributed a survey questionnaire to the entire respiratory therapy staff to assess utility...
  91. ncbi Nebulized 3% hypertonic saline solution treatment in hospitalized infants with viral bronchiolitis
    Avigdor Mandelberg
    Pediatric Pulmonary Unit, The Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
    Chest 123:481-7. 2003
    ..To determine the utility of inhaled hypertonic saline solution to treat infants hospitalized with viral bronchiolitis...
  92. ncbi Effect of educational and policy interventions on institutional utilization of wet nebulization respiratory drugs and portable inhalers
    Donna O Lowe
    Department of Pharmacy Services, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Clin Pharmacol 15:e334-43. 2008
    ..treatment guidelines support the preferential use of portable inhalers (PIs) over wet nebulization (WN) respiratory therapy. Hospital- and community-based educational initiatives and a community-based provincial drug program policy ..
  93. ncbi Intensified voice therapy: a new model for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from functional dysphonias
    Michael J Fischer
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany
    Int J Rehabil Res 32:348-55. 2009
    ..physical medicine, including physiotherapy (orthotherapy, detonisation and training of the trunk muscles, respiratory therapy and others), manual therapy (mobilization of the cervical spine), inhalations, vibration massages, ..
  94. ncbi Effects of mild processing pressures on the performance of dry powder inhaler formulations for inhalation therapy. 1: Budesonide and lactose
    Steve R Marek
    College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmaceutics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Eur J Pharm Biopharm 78:97-106. 2011
    ..It was shown that simulations of storage and transport in an industrial scale hopper can induce significant variations in formulation performance, and it is speculated that this could be a source of batch-to-batch variations...
  95. ncbi Problem pathogens (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter)
    J Chastre
    Service de Reanimation Medicale, H pital Bichat Claude Bernard, Paris, France
    Semin Respir Infect 15:287-98. 2000
    ..little doubt that of all these factors, extended ICU care because of severe underlying disease, prolonged respiratory therapy with mechanical ventilation, and prior antimicrobial therapy are the most important...
  96. ncbi An outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia associated with contamination of albuterol and nasal spray
    Concepcion F Estivariz
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Chest 130:1346-53. 2006
    ..In March 2004, we investigated a hospital outbreak of Bcc possibly associated with a contaminated nasal spray...
  97. ncbi Respiratory care management information systems
    Richard M Ford
    Respiratory Services, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, CA 92103 8771, USA
    Respir Care 49:367-75; discussion 375-7. 2004
    ..A centralized respiratory therapy department with an RCMIS is the most efficient and cost-effective way to monitor work demand and manage the ..
  98. ncbi [Perioperative nitric oxide inhalation therapy for open heart surgery patients with pulmonary hypertension]
    Xiang Yu Zhang
    Surgery Intensive Care Unit, Shanghai Tenth People s Hospital, Shanghai Tongji University, Shanghai, China
    Zhongguo Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 19:546-8. 2007
    ..To investigate effectiveness and safety of perioperative nitric oxide (NO) inhalation therapy for open heart surgery patients with pulmonary hypertension...
  99. ncbi [Inhalation therapy with nitric oxide in pulmonary hypertension: Comparison of preterm infants versus newborn infants]
    G Schmolzer
    Klinische Abteilung für Neonatologie, Universitätsklinik für Kinder und Jugendheilkunde Graz, Osterreich
    Klin Padiatr 215:257-61. 2003
    ..Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is used as a vasodilator in pulmonary hypertension (PH) of the newborn infant...
  100. ncbi Utility of N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide plasma concentrations in comparison to lactate and troponin in children with congenital heart disease following open-heart surgery
    T S Mir
    Pediatric Cardiology, University Heart Center Hamburg, Martinistrasse 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany
    Pediatr Cardiol 27:209-16. 2006
    ..Supply and duration of catecholamines, vasodilators, and respiratory therapy were determined and correlated to N-BNP...
  101. ncbi Effects of inhaled FK 506 on the suppression of acute rejection after lung transplantation: use of a rat orthotopic lung transplantation model
    Akira Ingu
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:538-43. 2005
    ..FK 506 inhalant was recently developed for localized administration. We investigated its effects on acute lung allograft rejection and compared its efficacy with that of intramuscular administration of FK 506...

Research Grants51

  1. NO TOXICITY: REDOX REGULATION OF LUNG CELL THIOREDOXIN
    Jawaharlal Patel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Breath controlled Computer Game Controller for Asthma Therapy
    Peter Bingham; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..further develop hardware and software for breath-controlled videogames that will function as an adjunct to respiratory therapy in asthma as well as for other chronic respiratory diseases...
  3. A point-of-care device for generating nitric oxide for inhalation
    Robert L Whalen; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ....
  4. Protective Role of Carbon Monoxide in Hepatic I/R Injury
    Noriko Murase; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our long-term goal in this proposal is to harness the benefit of CO pathway to improve early liver graft function and minimize the morbidity associated with severe preservation injury by fully exploring the regulatory mechanisms of CO. ..
  5. Antibiofilm/Antimicrobial Combination for Infections Associated with Vascular Cat
    Mohammad D Mansouri; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Although we will only experiment this model in the laboratory and with animals at this stage, this project mainly targets hospitalized patients who depend on intravenous means to receive drugs or nutrition. ..
  6. MULTICENTER NETWORK OF NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNITS
    Michele Walsh; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists together with strong nationally recognized programs in respiratory therapy, nursing, genetics, radiology, and pediatric pathology...
  7. Nanoparticle Generator for Animal Inhalation Experiments
    Amir Naqwi; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  8. Specialized therapies by children, correlates of use
    KAREN KUHLTAHU; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..of use of specialized therapies (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, language therapy, respiratory therapy, and home health) in children and in children with chronic conditions and injuries...
  9. ACIDOSIS IN NEONATAL AND DEVELOPING ANIMALS
    CHESTER EDELMANN; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..In addition, the renal function of animals given continuous distending pressure respiratory therapy will be assessed in order to examine its impact...
  10. IMPROVED INHALATION THERAPY OF AIDS-RELATED INFECTIONS
    MICHAEL VIOLANTE; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..g., poorly soluble steroids and sustained release formulations of mast cell stabilizers to the lung periphery. Systemic delivery of peptides and other pharmaceuticals may also be improved by knowledge acquired in this project...
  11. COMPUTER-BASED RESPIRATORY SUPPORT CONSULTANT
    DANIEL LINDSTROM; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The aim of this project is a major expansion and refinement of an existing experimental computer-based respiratory therapy decision support system, until it is complete and reliable enough for routine use in our Neonatal Intensive ..
  12. DRY POWDER COATINGS FOR IMPROVED TUBERCULOSIS THERAPIES
    James Talton; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  13. Ultra-High Dose-Rate Aerosol Drug Delivery
    JINGHAI YI; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..SUPRAER(tm) will decrease the time of inhalation therapy as well as broaden the range of therapeutic agents that can be successfully administered via the respiratory tract. ..
  14. PORTABLE OXYGEN-ENRICHER FOR INHALATION THERAPY
    ARYE GOLLAN; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ....
  15. RM/NEI DRY POWDER INHALATION THERAPY FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS
    DIANNE KENNEY; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The Center for Blood Research has secured broad patent protection for rM/NEI. ..
  16. MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF NO INDUCED LUNG CELL INJURY
    Jawaharlal Patel; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  17. Tobacco Cessation via Public Health Dental Clinics
    Judith Gordon; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..4) The RE-AIM framework will be used to translate and evaluate the intervention in a "real world'' setting. 5) It is a disseminable model that, if effective, can used by public dental clinics throughout the US. ..
  18. Tobacco Quitlines: An Adjunct to Dental Interventions
    Judith Gordon; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In addition, we will conduct an economic analysis to determine the relative cost effectiveness of each intervention. ..
  19. Modeling of Aerosol Transport in Alveolated Airways
    Chantal Darquenne; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results of this study will provide a link to the mechanisms by which even seemingly modest PM exposure can cause or exacerbate lung disease and will also help to better design spatial targeting of inhaled drugs. ..
  20. Susceptibility Testing, Treatment Choices, and Outcomes of MDR-GNB Infections
    Lisa Saiman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Carefully conducted observational studies and clinically relevant in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility testing, hold the greatest promise to improve the treatment of patients infected with mutidrug-resistant organisms. ..
  21. Exercise, stress, and wound healing among older adults
    CHARLES FISKE EMERY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In turn, the results may have- implications for treating older adults who suffer dermal wounds or are recovering from surgery. ..
  22. Obesity, Inflammation and Response to Therapy in Asthma
    EVERETT RAND SUTHERLAND; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..End of Abstract) ..
  23. Development of a Highly Efficient Personal Sampler to collect Viable Bioaerosols
    Yung Sung Cheng; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The new device will not only be beneficial in occupational settings, but may also have future potential in high risk areas such as those following any possible biological attack. ..
  24. Alcohol, Sleep and Brain Development
    IAN COLRAIN; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. Red Blood Cells, Nitric Oxide and Pulmonary Circulation
    Steven Deem; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. EXPIRATORY MUSCLE ACTIVATION TO PRODUCE COUGH
    Anthony DiMarco; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Restoration of affective cough mechanism may allow patients with spinal cord injury to clear secretions more easily, reduce the incidence of respiratory complication and, ultimately, improve their life quality. ..
  27. DISPARITIES IN ASTHMA AMONG ELDERLY IN WEST TEXAS
    Ahmed Arif; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..A similar comparison will be made to evaluate urban/rural differences. ..
  28. Burkholderia sp: Identification of major clonal lineages
    John LiPuma; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..mallei and B. pseudomallei. ..
  29. Basic Mechanisms of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
    JAMES WYATT; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..g., constant routine protocol), and initiating the first step in programmatic research for this investigator (basic mechanisms, diagnostic protocols, and evidence-based treatments for circadian phase disorders, beginning with DSPS). ..
  30. Combined Intercostal and Diaphragm Pacing
    Anthony DiMarco; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  31. HYPOXIC PULMONARY VASOCANSTRICTION AND RED BLOOD CELLS
    Steven Deem; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  32. Polestriding versus Walking for PAD Rehabilitation
    Eileen Collins; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Analysis: Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics, repeated measures ANOVA and linear regression analysis. Potential co-variates such as smoking and medication use will be monitored and analyzed. ..
  33. Strategies for Improving Sedation Outcomes in the ICU
    JOHN KRESS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  34. Occupational Asthmagens in Cleaners: A Focus Group Study
    Ahmed Arif; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The information from the focus group interviews will be used to develop JEM and a draft survey instrument for use among cleaners. ..
  35. Inhalation Dosimetry/Exposure Index of Fiber Aerosol
    Yung Sung Cheng; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Sampling devices based on this size-selection definition can be developed in the future for improved assessment of worker exposure. ..
  36. Alcoholism, Sleep and the Brain
    IAN COLRAIN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Hypothesis 4: Small amplitude, production rate and power of sleep electrophysiological variables in recently detoxified alcoholics will predict early relapse. ..
  37. Strategies to Improve COPD Management
    Richard Casaburi; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These studies should have immediate impact on treatment strategies for large poor-prognosis subgroups of COPD patients. ..
  38. Spinal Cord Stimulation to Restore Cough In Humans
    Anthony DiMarco; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  39. Responsivity of homocysteine to behavioral stress
    Charles Emery; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..