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Issue: November 2014
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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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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

 
Daylight in offices improves sleep physical  activity and quality of life

                       
A Office workers with more light exposure at work had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace, reports a recent study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The study was reported recently in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. read more

Sleep deprivation is no kidding matter

What is sleep deprivation? Most people associate the term sleep deprivation with purposely staying up all night and consciously depriving yourself of sleep. Insomnia is a form of sleep deprivation whereby you cannot fall asleep or you wake up throughout the night and cannot get back to sleep.  This is a form of sleep deprivation that you are aware of but the more you try to sleep and stress about not sleeping the less likely you will be able to enable sleep. The most important thing to understand about Insomnia is that if you are not relaxed you will not be able to initiate sleep. read more
 

The under-diagnosis of sleep disorders in patients with multiple sclerosis

Widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue. This is the conclusion of what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis, researchers report.
 In what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers at UC Davis have found that widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue. read more

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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:

    Diagnosis  and treatment  of sleep disordered breathing in hospitals cardiac patients reduces  readmission rates
    SDB is an independent risk factor for systemic hypertension, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke.  We provide more information on identifying SDB in cardiac patients, and promoting compliance with CPAP treatment is critical in their overall medical management.

    Oropharyngeal exercise as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea

    Looking at the heritability of craniofacial structures in normal subjects and patients with sleep apnoea and how to determine patients at risk of developing OSA
    Current research has confirmed how craniofacial and upper airway formation affect sleep apnoea  risk, by using 3-D MRI scanning.

    Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells
    Cancer Research UK scientists have found a drug combination that can trigger the self-destruct process in lung cancer cells, paving the way for new treatments.

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

Diagnosis  and treatment  of sleep disordered breathing in hospitals cardiac patients reduces  readmission rates
Untreated sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with a spectrum of adverse health outcomes.  In relation to cardiovascular health, SDB is an independent risk factor for the development of systemic hypertension and is associated with congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke.1 read more

 
Oropharyngeal exercise as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a significant health issue in modern society. It is characterised by repetitive episodes of upper airway occlusion during sleep causing marked sleep fragmentation and has many comorbid conditions. With an increasing obesity pandemic, there is an increasing prevalence of OSA in the general population.  read more

 
Looking at the heritability of craniofacial structures in normal subjects and patients with sleep apnoea and how to determine patients at risk of developing OSA
It has been established that there are some craniofacial abnormalities that are genetic which increase the risk of OSA. Craniofacial abnormalities that have been genetic in origin and associated with a high prevalence of OSA are;  read more

 


Thoracic Medicine News

Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells 
Cancer Research UK scientists have found a drug combination that can trigger the self-destruct process in lung cancer cells, paving the way for new treatments. Using lung cancer cells and mice the scientists showed that the combination of two drugs, called TRAIL and a CDK9 inhibitor, altered the molecular switches in the cell suicide process – reprogramming the cancer cells to self-destruct. read more
 
 


Thoracic & Sleep Group News



   
to Dr Edmund Lee of Newmarket 7 Day Medical Centre for wining the All new iPad Mini 32GB in our recent iPad mini competition.

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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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