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Issue 33: September 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

Tired is the new awake

More and more are considering being tired as normal read more

Increased risk of cancer upon smoking when waking up

Smoking immediately upon waking increases risks compared to smoking later in the day read more

Sleep hygiene, a forgotten issue

What you take to bed affects how easily you can get to sleep read more

Smart drugs, a smart choice?

Are performance enhancing drugs really that helpful read more

Previous Articles

Previous e-newsletters

Dear Doctors,

Welcome to the September 2013 edition of the TSGQ e-newsletter! This month, you will find information on:

    • Night shift might contribute to cancer
      New information is coming to light about the possible further impact night shift has on cancer risk.
    • Treatments for lung cancer
      Part three of our four part special on the latest in lung cancer research
    • Humans Used to Have a '1st' Then '2nd' Sleep
      Some evidence suggests that one 8-hour block of sleep was not the norm in days gone by.
    • OSA and the eye
      The eye is a fantastic marker for ails including OSA
    • Sleep disorders as a prelude for Alzheimers
      Sleep disorders could be a contributor to Alzheimers onset

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

Night shift might cause cancer
New information is coming to light about the possible further impact night shift has on cancer risk
read more

How to screen for sleep studies pt 2
The Mallampati scoring system (MSS) is designed to help diagnose those at risk of OSA
read more

OSA and the eye
Both open-angle glaucoma and normotensive glaucoma are seen more frequently in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea
read more

Sleep disorders as a prelude to Alzheimers
How to sleep disorders contribute to the risk of developing this debilitating disease
read more

Thoracic Medicine News

The third installment on the latest in lung cancer research has arrived
This second to last part touches on treatment, maintenance, adjuvant therapy and complementary therapies to help those diagnosed with lung cancer.
read more

Thoracic & Sleep Group News

Keep an eye out for our team heading around Brisbane and Ipswich with tailored information about our service and how it relates to your practice. If you don't see us, feel free to get in contact: we would love to see you!

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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