Respiratory Care is the official science journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). It is published monthly, and is listed in Index Medicus and included in the Web of Science. Its contents are searchable via PubMed, Google Scholar, and other search engines.
In continuous publication since 1956, Respiratory Care is edited by Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The Journal’s editorial office is in Irving, Texas. The Editor is assisted by Deputy Editor Richard D Branson MSc RRT FAARC, Managing Editor Ray Masferrer RRT FAARC, Assistant Editor Sara Moore, and Editorial Assistant Gail S Drescher MA RRT. The Associate Editors and an Editorial Board include respiratory therapists, physicians, physiologists, and others involved in the field.
Respiratory Care deals with the subject area of the same name, and thus publishes articles pertaining to disorders affecting the cardiorespiratory system, including their pathogenesis, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnostic assessment, monitoring, prevention, and management. Because the practice of respiratory care prominently involves equipment and devices, the development, evaluation, and use of these things feature prominently in what the Journal publishes. However, as indicated by the word “care” in its name, the Journal also emphasizes the patient, and on improving all aspects of the care of individuals affected by respiratory disease.
The Journal sponsors the Open Forum, held each year as part of the AARC’s annual International Respiratory Congress. Abstracts of research studies and case reports accepted for presentation are published in Respiratory Care. At the Open Forum, these abstracts are presented in the form of posters, grouped by subject, and discussed in a symposia setting. Authors of research projects presented at the Open Forum are encouraged to submit full-length manuscripts to Respiratory Care.
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Respiratory Research is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of respiratory function and disease.
The journal welcomes studies on asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, genetics, infectious diseases, interstitial lung diseases, lung development, lung tumors, occupational and environmental factors, pulmonary circulation, pulmonary pharmacology and therapeutics, respiratory critical care, respiratory immunology, respiratory physiology, and sleep. The journal will also welcome state-of-the-art reviews on related topics.
- Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases in the Pathogenesis of IPFFind out about the involvement of matrix metalloproteinases in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.Respiratory Research, April 2016
- Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome: A Large Single Family CohortFindings from a large single family cohort of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome patients sheds some light on this hereditary condition.Respiratory Research, April 2016
- Intralymphatic Immunotherapy of RhinoconjunctivitisIs intralymphatic immunotherapy a safe and effective alternative to subcutaneous immunotherapy for rhinoconjunctivitis?Respiratory Research, April 2016
- Utilization Due to COPD and Its PredictorsHow often do COPD patients visit the ED for disease-related care -- and what patient factors may predict a higher risk of hospitalization?Respiratory Research, March 2016
- Short-term Mortality After an ED Visit for COPD ExacerbationA classification tree may help predict short term mortality risk in patients presenting to the ED with exacerbation of COPD.Respiratory Research, March 2016
- Prenatal Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Bronchiolitis in InfantsA new study examines the association between tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy and the risk for severe bronchiolitis in infants during the first year of life.Respiratory Research, February 2016
- Characteristics, Disease Burden and Costs of COPDA new study looks at the symptomatic burden and disease management costs among primary care COPD patients initiating long-acting bronchodilator therapy.Respiratory Research, January 2016
- Asthma Characteristics and Biomarkers From the ADEPT StudyData from the ADEPT study provides insight into the clinical characteristics and biomarkers related to asthma.Respiratory Research, December 2015
- Roflumilast Reverses Smoke-Induced Mucociliary DysfunctionGain a better understanding of how this PDE4 inhibitor affects cigarette smoke-induced mucociliary dysfunction.Respiratory Research, December 2015
- Iota-Carrageenan Nasal Spray vs Placebo for the Common ColdIs iota-carrageenan as a nasal spray a useful treatment option for the common cold?Respiratory Research, December 2015
- Use of Nintedanib in Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisWhat adverse events are associated with this agent in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and how are they managed?Respiratory Research, December 2015
- MMP-10 as a Biomarker for Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisIs MMP-10 a useful prognostic biomarker for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?Respiratory Research, November 2015
- Cardiac Safety of Tiotropium in Patients With Cardiac EventsHow safe is the HandiHaler in COPD patients who've had a recent cardiac event?Respiratory Research, September 2015
- Influence of Weather and Pollution on Physical Activity in COPDWhat weather conditions work best for patients with COPD who want to exercise?Respiratory Research, August 2015
- CRP, Procalcitonin and Neutrophil Elastase in COPD PatientsCan saliva testing help COPD patients stay healthier?Respiratory Research, August 2015
- Airway-Centered Interstitial FibrosisFind out how and why prognosis differs between airway-centered interstitial fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.Respiratory Research, July 2015
- Mitochondrial DNA Alteration in Obstructive Sleep ApneaLearn why mitochondrial DNA damage presents in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.Respiratory Research, June 2015
- Anti-inflammatory Effects of Curcumin in Acute Lung InjuryCurcumin, extracted from turmeric, exhibits broad anti-inflammatory properties through down-regulating inflammatory cytokines. Is it effective for ALI?Respiratory Research, June 2015
- Trends in ER Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism, 2001-2010What impact has the increased availability and use of CT had on pulmonary embolism diagnosis in the ED?Respiratory Research, June 2015
- Tiotropium Respimat in Children With Symptomatic AsthmaFor children with symptomatic asthma now there's an add-on to medium-dose inhaled corticosteroids, with or without a leukotriene modifier.Respiratory Research, May 2015