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Issue 21: July 2010
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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
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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

Not too late for flu shot

A friendly reminder that it is still not too late in the season to benifit from the flu shot. read more

Canadians get best in sleep

Canada's Olympic team got the best in sleep care with physicians reviewing their sleep schedual, stimulant use and managing optimal sleep patterns. read more

Exercise induced anaphalaxis

New review information has been released about the little understood but dangerous exercise induced anaphalaxis. read more

Sleep health foundation 2012


An economic report commissioned by the Sleep Health Foundation released February 2nd, revealed sleep disorders cost the Australian economy more than $5.1 billion a year in health care and indirect costs.
read more



Previous Articles

July 2012
May/June 2012
Arpil 2012
March 2012

Dear Doctors,

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

    • Practice Parameters for the treatment of RLS and PLMD
      A review of the literature and corresponding practice parameters for the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD).
    • Sleep, Cognition and Caffeine
      With even acute sleep loss, dramatic changes can occur in neurochemistry and neuro-structure.
    • Insomnia is a predictor for depression development
      Insomnia may not only a symptom of depression but a key predictor in its development.
    • To nap or not to nap?
      How does napping during the day effect mortality outcomes?
    • How light pollution affects your sleep
      How does light affect your sleepiness, waketimes and general mood?
    • Disparities in end of life care for COPD patients
      Routine care does not typically include end of life discussions for those suffering with COPD according to Leung and colleagues.

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

Practice Parameters for the treatment of RLS and PLMD
The August edition of the journal ‘SLEEP’  has published a review to provide an evidence based update of the literature and corresponding practice parameters in the area of the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). Read more...

Sleep, Cognition and Caffeine
Many studies have looked at the cognitive, emotional and social effects of poor sleep and most have agreed there is a significant detriment to all following acute or chronic sleep deprivation. Standard assessments such as the Psychomotor Vigilance Test are used commonly to assess the performance of sleep deprived subjects as compared with controls, however it is interesting to note that with even acute sleep loss, dramatic changes can occur in neurochemistry and neuro-structure. Read more...

Insomnia is a predictor for depression development
A recent longitudinal has identified depression as a primary risk factor for persistent insomnia. Equally, recent publications have predicted that insomnia is not only a symptom of depression but a key predictor for the development of depression. Read more...

To nap or not to nap?
Adverse health outcomes have been associated with both long and short sleep durations.  How does napping during the day play into this? Read more...

How light affects your sleep
Many organisations and individuals are well aware of the various non medical problems associated with light pollution, such as energy waste and environmental impact. Read more...


Thoracic Medicine News

COPD and end of life discussions
Routine care does not typically include end of life discussions for those suffering with COPD according to Leung and colleagues. In addition palliative care resources are less likely to be offered to COPD patients and unlike lung cancer patients, COPD patients are more likely to receive treatment for preservation of life rather than end of life care. Read more...


Thoracic & Sleep Group News

The Thoracic and Sleep Group (Queensland) attened the Annual Think Pink Ball held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition center again this year. It was a fantastic night in support of a wonderful charity who provide invaluable support for those in need. Many thanks to Dr Andrew Scott and Dr John Feenstra for sponsoring this event.

The Think Pink Foundation is an independent, volunteer based charity whose focus is to raise funds to provide financial and emotional support to breast cancer patients. They fund worthy projects that help provide breast cancer patients with information and counselling. Also provided are funds to patients who are in financial need to help them through their journey with breast cancer. Read more...


The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory


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