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Issue 25: June 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

Cancer deaths higher in South America

Writers in the Lancet Oncology report that cancer is overwhelming Latin American countries read more

Hospital to play snoring to help patients sleep

At a hospital in Scotland the radio station is playing bird noises and snoring to help patients get to sleep read more

Smoking more dangerous to women

Women may be at more risk of tobacco-related diseases than men according to research from Norway read more

Genes affected by sleep

British research suggest that sleep deprivation affects hundreds of our genes read more

Previous Articles

Previous e-newsletters

Dear Doctors,

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

    • Circadian Rhythm Determination
      Our daily sleep/awake cycles are not entirely determined by a light-dark cycle.
    • Tobacco Statistics 2013
      the latest World Health Organisation statistics on smoking.
    • 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.
    • Prednisolone Induces Changes in Gene Expression in Asthma Patients
      Researchers have demonstrated more positive effects of glucocorticoids in asthmatic patients
    • How to Screen for Sleep Studies - Part 1
      Questionnaires used to identify those at risk of OSA

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

Circadian Rhythm Determination
Research suggests that this is not only determined by a light-dark cycle
read more

Humans used to have a '1st' then '2nd' sleep
It is believed that humans have not always had one 8-hour block of sleep      read more

How to screen for sleep studies - Part 1
There are 3 main questionnaires used to identify patients at risk of OSA or other sleep-related problems
read more

Thoracic Medicine News

Tobacco Statistics 2013
The latest World Health Organisation statistics on smoking including prevalence, death rates and effectiveness of advertising bans
read more

Prednisolone Induces Changes in Airway Smooth Muscle Gene Expression in Asthma Patients
Researchers have demonstrated more positive effects of glucocorticoids in Asthmatic patients
read more

Thoracic & Sleep Group News

And they're off!

10 of the TSGQ staff are running the Brisbane City2South 14K this month. They set off at 7am on Sunday June 16th so have an early start! Our runners are all raising money for the lab's chosen charity, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland, so well done guys and girls - break a leg!

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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