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Issue 32: August 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

Latest update on Legionella

The Wesley Hospital is fully open again in light of the exhaustive decontamination process read more

Dr Andrew Scott on the radio

Dr Andrew Scott was interviewed by ABC radio regarding sleep hygiene read more

Review of 'Smart Drugs'

How do smart drugs work and what do they actually do? read more

First Australian TB death this decade

A Queensland women has died from Tuberculosis in the first deadly case of the disease in Australia for many years read more

Previous Articles

Previous e-newsletters

Dear Doctors,

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

    • Cephalometry: The effectiveness of craniofacial measurements in predicting OSA
      How well can we predict OSA based on facial feature and what should you look out for
    • Part two on our special on lung cancer
      We continue with the latest research into lung caner. Part two of four.
    • Rigorous documentation of the link between insulin resistance and circadian disruption
      New research out of the US has linked provided rigorous documentation on the link between insulin resistance and circadian disruption, at lest in mice.
    • Erectile Dysfunction Related To Sleep Apnea May Persist, But Is Treatable
      For sufferers of sleep apnoea, erectile dysfunction (ED) can be part of the clinical package.

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

Cephalometry: The effectiveness of craniofacial measurements in predicting OSA
Traditionally, the ‘tell-tale’ signs of a patient at risk of obstructive sleep apnoea have been limited to being middle-aged or elderly, a male and obese. But polysomnographic assessment of untypical patient profiles have resulted in surprising findings, with fit, young, otherwise healthy patients presenting with snoring and continuous apnoeas.
read more

Circadian Disruption Leads to Insulin Resistance
A newly released study published in current biology has, for the first time, provided rigorous documentation of a circadian controlled insulin action cycle. Furthermore it also documented that disrupting the normal rhythmicity of insulin action will disrupt the internal environments of insulin sensitive tissue which will predispose such tissues to insulin resistance and obesity.
read more

Erectile Dysfunction Related To Sleep Apnea May Persist, But Is Treatable
Erectile dysfunction (ED) and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) have recently been correlated in a scientific manner. Previous attempts to link these two entities consisted mainly of case reports as well as observations of the impact of hypoxic conditions on erectile function.
read more

Thoracic Medicine News

This month we continue with the second part of our four part special on the latest research into lung cancer
This month we look at Clinical and Organizational Factors in the Initial Evaluation of Patients with Lung Cancer, Establishing the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer,
Physiologic Evaluation of the Patient with Lung Cancer Being Considered for Resectional Surgery, The Stage Classification of Lung Cancer, Methods of Staging for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Diagnostic Surgical Pathology in Lung Cancer

Click here to read part 2 of this special report

Thoracic & Sleep Group News

Latest release CPAP masks available for patients to trial and purchase
All three major suppliers of CPAP (ResMed, Respironics and Fisher and Paykel) equipment have recently launched new masks into Australia. Included in this are the new ResMed 'Air' full face replacement to the Quattro, 'Wisp' Full face from Fisher and Paykel as well as the 'Amara' from Respironics not to mention the 'Nano' nasal mask from ResMed. Additionally the 'Mirage FX' from ResMed has been redesigned with stronger clips and nasal elbow.

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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