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Issue 34: October 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
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The Wesley Pulmonary Hypertension Unit
(07) 3876 9033
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The Wesley Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit 'Breathwise'
(07) 3232 7048
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CPAP Equipment Sales & Rental Enquiries
(07) 3870 1120

Specialist Physicians

Dr Andrew Scott
Ph: (07) 3876 8405
Fax: (07) 3870 3212

Dr John Feenstra
Ph: (07) 3876 9033
Fax: (07) 3871 3222

Find out more about other members of the TSGQ team.

In Other News

Measles on the rise

The US is on track to hive the highest incidence of measles in 17 years read more

Sleep Health Foundation newsletter

Their October newsletter has been released read more

Addressing disparities in respiratory health

The ERS and ATS have released a policy to help address this problem read more

A meta-review of OSA and weight managment

A meta analysis of OSA related parameters has shown that weight loss is significantly related to improvements of obesity. read more

Previous Articles

Dear Doctors,

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

    • Early detection may slow the progression of atherosclerotic disease
      The progression of atherosclerotic is directly connected to not only the severity of OSA but also the extent to which it remains untreated.
    • Hypoxia is a predictor of erectile dysfunction
      In recent years, the associated risk between ED and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has received attention in the literature
    • Helping psychiatric patients with OSA
      Treatment outcomes for psychiatric patients can be greatly improved when underlying causes for sleep disturbances are resolved
    • Part 4 of our special on the latest research into lung cancer
      This final installment of this four part series delves into symptom Management, palliative and end-of-life care

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 - The Editor

Sleep Medicine News

Early detection may slow the progression of atherosclerosis disease
Studies have identified that both severity and duration of OSAS are related to higher values of a carotid intimia-media thickness. Consequently, untreated OSA leaves patients at a higher risk for developing atherosclerosis. read more
Hypoxia is a predictor of erectile dysfunction
The prevalence of OSA in ED patients ranges in the literature between 29-33%1. Hormonal, neural, psychological and vascular mechanisms may involve OSA in ED pathogenesis. read more
Helping psychiatric patients with OSA
In psychiatric patients, sleep disturbances are typically viewed as a secondary symptom of the psychiatric disorder; treating the mental health condition should resolve the sleep disturbances. However, several recent studies have validated a significant improvement in treatment outcomes for psychiatric patients who receive specific treatment for their sleep disorder. read more

Thoracic Medicine News

Part 4 of of special on the latest research into lung cancer. This month we finish off our four part special with the latest in best practice regarding symptom management, palliative and end-of-life care. Read part one. Read part 2. Read part 3. Read this part.

Thoracic & Sleep Group News

Last month we traveled all over South-East Queensland talking to practices, doctors and clinical staff. If you didn't hear from us, we would still love to hear from you!

Also last month TSGQ staff members and Physician Dr Andrew Scott were featured on a Channel 9 special on how sleep affects everyday lives.

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

The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory


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


Phone:   (07) 3870 0858
Fax:       (07) 3870 2608

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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