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Issue 01: January/February 2016 
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The Wesley Hospital Sleep Disorder Centre
The Wesley Hospital
1800 119 446

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Sunshine Coast Sleep Disorders Centre
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(07) 5459 7444
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The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory
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The Wesley Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit 'Breathwise'
(07) 3232 7048
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Dr Andrew Scott
Ph: (07) 3876 8405
Fax: (07) 3870 3212
scott.reception@wesley.com.au

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In Other News

Arianna Huffington on technology addiction and the sleep revolution

Sarah Lane interviews Arianna Huffington about her new book, The Sleep Revolution, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland 2016. This interview is part of TechCrunch Davos Live, a live interview series that includes firesides and panels featuring interviews with world leaders and global trendsetters.

High schools listening to scientists, letting teens sleep more

More school districts around the U.S. are heeding the advice of scientists who have long said that expecting teens to show up to class before 8 a.m. isn't good for their health or their report cards.
 

Dietary fibre and lung health: eat well, breathe easy

Research published this week in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society demonstrates that a diet high in fibre might reduce the chance of developing lung disease - yet another reason to eat healthily.
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Dear Doctors,

Welcome to the latest edition of the TSGQ E-Newsletter!
 
In this months newsletter, you will find information on:

    20 Ways to Start The Day Happier
    Make mornings less stressful and more productive with these clever tactics.

    Don't worry, be happy: just go to bed earlier
    Researchers link late evenings to negative thoughts. When you go to bed, and how long you sleep at a time, might actually make it difficult for you to stop worrying.

    Study links irregular sleep schedules to adverse metabolic health in women  
    Frequent shifts in sleep timing may be related to adverse metabolic health among non-shift working, midlife women, new research shows.

    Statins might prevent vascular inflammation in sleep apnoea
    Statins reduced complement-related vascular inflammation in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, according to research published online Jan. 6 in Science Translational Medicine.

    Blood eosinophils and inhaled corticosteriods/long acting beta 2-agonist efficacy in COPD
    Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are an important treatment for COPD. Exacerbations, defined as acute worsening of symptoms necessitating treatment with antibiotics and/or systemic corticosteroids or hospitalisation, are a key determinant of COPD morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs.

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

20 Ways to Start The Day Happier
Make mornings less stressful and more productive with these clever tactics. 




Don't Worry, Be Happy: Just go to bed earlier
People are said to have repetitive negative thinking when they have bothersome pessimistic thoughts that seem to repeat in their minds. They feel as though they have little control over these contemplations. They also tend to worry excessively about the future, delve too much into the past, and experience annoying intrusive thoughts. Such thoughts are often typical of people suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. These individuals also tend to have sleep problems.

Study links irregular sleep schedules to adverse metabolic health in women
A new study suggests that frequent shifts in sleep timing may be related to adverse metabolic health among non-shift working, midlife women. Results show that greater variability in bedtime and greater bedtime delay were associated with higher insulin resistance, and greater bedtime advance was associated with higher body mass index (BMI). In prospective analyses, greater bedtime delay -- for example, staying up 2 hours later than usual -- also predicted an increase in insulin resistance 5 years later. The cross-sectional and prospective associations between these measures were significant only when both weekdays and weekends were included in the analysis, suggesting that large deviations in bedtime between work days and free days contributed to impaired glucose regulation.
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Statins might prevent vascular inflammation in sleep apnoea
Statins reduced complement-related vascular inflammation in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, according to research published online Jan. 6 in Science Translational Medicine. The “unexpected” finding suggests that statins might offer a targeted therapy for the significant vascular manifestations of OSA, wrote Dr. Memet Emin and Dr. Gang Wang of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, together with their associates. “Statins also have antioxidant effects, which may be particularly beneficial in conditions associated with oxidative stress, such as OSA,” the investigators added.
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Thoracic Medicine News

Blood eosinophils and inhaled corticosteriods/long acting beta 2-agonist efficacy in COPD
Compared with placebo, ICS such as fluticasone propionate (FP) and budesonide reduce exacerbations by up to 20% as monotherapy, and up to 30% in combination with a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA). National and international guidelines on the management of COPD recommend that patients with COPD at risk of exacerbations receive ICS/LABA maintenance therapy. The TOwards a Revolution in COPD Health (TORCH) study showed that ICS treatment was associated with an increased risk of non-fatal pneumonia in patients with FP-treated COPD, now recognised as an ICS class effect. The reconsideration of potential risks associated with ICS treatment, weighed against its known benefits, has motivated the search for biomarkers to inform COPD treatment decisions.

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

LUNG FUNCTION TESTS BULK BILLED

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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