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Issue 31: July 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

Smoking keeps children in hospital

Second hand smoke is implicated in keeping children at risk of allergic born diseases in hospital longer read more

Pilots sleeping on the job

Two pilots and flight attendants have been suspended by Air India after the pilots went for a sleep in business class 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 July 2013 edition of the TSGQ e-newsletter!

Lung Cancer: A four part review is presented following the Cochrane report in the latest edition of 'CHEST'.
In the first part of this review we present the latest evidence on Chemoprevention of Lung Cancer;
Treatment of  Tobacco Use in Lung Cancer; Screening of Lung Cancer; and Evaluation of Individuals
With Pulmonary Nodules: When Is It Lung Cancer?

Click here for the first part.

Furthermore for this month, you will find information on:

    • A review of sleep related movements disorders
      How do sleep related movement disorders affect the population and what signs and symptoms should you look out for
    • New information on contributors to cardiogenic lung oedema
      Recent studies show that cardiogenic oedema is critically regulated by active signaling processes.
    • Beliefs about causes of obesity may impact weight management
      People's beliefs regarding weather exercise or diet has a greater impact on weight may be able to predict BMI
    • OSA may contribute to poor control of asthma
      How does poorly controlled or undiagnosed OSA affect asthma?

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

A review of sleep related movement disorders
Movement disorders form one of the major clusters of sleep disorders. This article goes through the different types, problems they cause and treatments available.
read more

Beliefs about causes of obesity may impact weight management
Weather people regard diet or exercise as the major contribute to obesity may be a significant indicator of someones BMI as well as a powerful primer to how they approach weight management.
read more

OSA may contribute to poor control of asthma
Cross-sectionally, OSA is more common among asthmatics and undiagnosed and untreated obstructive sleep apnoea may contribute to poor asthma control.
read more

Thoracic Medicine News

Chloride transport-driven alveolar fluid secretion is a major contributor to cardiogenic lung oedema
Traditionally, the formation of cardiogenic pulmonary oedema has been attributed to passive fluid filtration across an intact alveolocapillary barrier along an increased hydrostatic pressure gradient. However, recent studies show that cardiogenic oedema is critically regulated by active signaling processes.
read more

Thoracic & Sleep Group News

Australian Senate regonises the importance of sleep
Canberra was a busy place on Thursday 27 June. A motion, sponsored by Senator John Madigan and his colleagues, Senators Nick Xenophon, Dean Smith and Richard Di Natale, concerning sleep health was passed unanimously.  The motion notes the role and aims of the Sleep Health Foundation and the findings of the economic evaluation of the cost of sleep disorders commissioned by the Foundation.  It “recognises that reducing the incidence of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation would have a positive effect on the wellbeing of the Australian community as well as on the economy”.  It “calls on the Government to review the findings of the Foundation's study and consider the inclusion of sleep health issues as part of a broader preventive health strategy”
Read the full article here.
TSGQ run to help cystic fibrosis research

10 of the TSGQ staff ran the Brisbane City2South 14K on Sunday June 16th and have the sore legs to prove it! We had an early start from the Botanical Gardens and ran /walked /crawled our way round the city to Musgrave Park before earning a well-deserved rest. It was all in aid of the lab's chosen charity, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland, so well done everybody - until next time!

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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