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Issue 26: February 2013
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Information for Doctors

Sleep Services
The Wesley Hospital Sleep Disorder Centre
The Wesley Hospital
1800 119 446

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John Flynn Sleep Centre
John Flynn Private Hospital
1800 215 914
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Sunshine Coast Sleep Disorders Centre
Nambour Selangor Private
(07) 5459 7444
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Thoracic Services
The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory
(07) 3870 0858
lung@tsgq.com.au
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The Wesley Pulmonary Hypertension Unit
(07) 3876 9033
reception@jfeenstra.com.au
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The Wesley Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit 'Breathwise'
(07) 3232 7048
twh.physio@uchealth.com.au
Download Referral Form

CPAP Equipment Sales & Rental Enquiries
(07) 3870 1120
cpap@tsgq.com.au

Specialist Physicians


Dr Andrew Scott
Ph: (07) 3876 8405
Fax: (07) 3870 3212
scott.reception@wesley.com.au



Dr John Feenstra
Ph: (07) 3876 9033
Fax: (07) 3871 3222
reception@jfeenstra.com.au

Find out more about other members of the TSGQ team.

In Other News

Sleep linked to childhood obesity

Research shows that there is a strong link between sleep duration and weight. Targeting only childrens' diet and exercise may not be enough to control obesity. read more

The latest Queensland Floods

Cleanup workers work in adverse environments which can cause pulmonary complications. read more

Sleep jeopardises Mars mission

Research from the simulated Mars mission has shown the profound effects that sleep deprivation can have on day-to-day functioning read more

Stopping smoking cuts cancer risk dramatically

NHS research has shown that women who quit smoking can reduce mortality risk to the same level as never-smokers read more



Previous Articles

Dear Doctors,

Welcome to the latest edition of the TSGQ E-Newsletter! This month, you will find information on:

    • Surgical therapies in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
      Non-CPAP treatment options in OSAS following the Jan 2013 European Respiratory task force publication.
    • Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of lung cancer related death by 1000%
      Ex-smokers who quit at age 25-34 had only marginally higher mortality than ‘never smokers’ at 12 year follow up
    • Boosting sleep slows 'memory rot'
      Research shows that changes in the ageing brain damaged the quality of deep sleep which in turn lowered the brains ability to store memories
    • New Tuberculosis vaccine not effective in infants
      The newest tuberculosis vaccine (MVA85A), which has previously been successful in adults, is ineffective in infants according to a new study
    • Senior pilots less suited to long-haul flights
      Research has suggested that senior pilots may be less suited to long-haul flying due to less efficient on-shift sleep quality

We hope you enjoy this edition and welcome your feedback. You can email the editor with any feedback or suggestions for both articles and news at editor@tsgq.com.au. - The Editor

Sleep Medicine News

Surgical therapies in OSA
Non-CPAP treatment options in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea following the Jan 2013 European Respiratory task force publication
Read more

Boosting sleep slows 'memory rot'
Research shows that changes in the ageing brain damaged the quality of deep sleep which in turn lowered the brains ability to store memories
Read more

Senior pilots less suited to
long-haul flights

Research has suggested that senior pilots may be less suited to long-haul flying due to less efficient on-shift sleep quality
Read more


Thoracic Medicine News

Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of
lung cancer 
related death by 1000%
Ex-smokers who quit at age 25-34 had only marginally higher mortality than ‘never smokers’ at 12 year follow up
Read more

New tuberculosis vaccine not effective in infants
NHS research has shown that women who quit smoking can reduce mortality risk to the same level as never-smokers

Read more


Thoracic & Sleep Group News

Taking the Pulse conference - March 20th 2013

We will be attending the 'Taking the Pulse 2013' conference in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre next month. It will be a very informative day with the focus on health promotion, integration and access. See you at our stall!


Home Based Sleep Studies

The Wesley Hospital Sleep Disorders Centre offers uninsured patients a Home Based Sleep Study that is bulk billed!
Please contact our office to have a referral pad sent out or download a referral here.

Phone:   (07) 3870 1120
Fax:       (07) 3870 0233
Email:     admin@tsgq.com.au

The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory


SAME DAY APPOINTMENT,
SAME DAY REPORTING

Please contact our office to have a referral pad sent out or download a referral here.

GUARANTEED SAME DAY REPORTING!

Phone:   (07) 3870 0858
Fax:       (07) 3870 2608
Email:    lung@tsgq.com.au

Bulk Billed Lung Function Tests:

  • Spirometry
  • Complicated lung function test (CO transfer and lung volumes)
  • Bronchial provocation testing (Mannitol)
  • 6 minute walk testing
  • Allergen skin testing
  • High altitude simulation testing
  • Fraction Expired NO (FeNO)


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