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APSR Respiratory Updates


Richard Beasley

APSR Respiratory Updates is a unique publication bringing you the most important clinical research in respiratory medicine. Each month an expert within the APSR will identify and review ten key publications in their field. In addition to a link to the publication, a brief commentary on why the study is important will be provided. This series represents an important initiative of the Education Committee of the APSR. We hope you find it informative and useful in your clinical practice.

Professor Richard Beasley

Respiratory Updates (archives)
2017 (current)
2016 Archive
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD
  • Lung Development and Regeneration
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Update in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung cancer immunotherapy
  • Pneumonia
  • Updates in Pulmonary Function Testing 2012-2015
  • Pulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Updates on Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology
2015 Archive
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Tobacco/Smoking Cessation
  • Pulmonary Circulation
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis trials and Sarcoidosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • APSR air pollution update
  • Induced Sputum 2015
  • Pneumothorax: Evolving Indications for Surgery
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Cellular and molecular biology of the lung
  • Quantitative Imaging of the Respiratory System
2014 Archive
  • COPD
  • Tuberculosis
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • APSR Paediatric Updates 2014
  • Pneumoconiosis and other related conditions
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Asthma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Venous Thromboembolism
2013 Archive
  • Fukuchi Award and Young Investigator Award Abstracts
  • Mesothelioma
  • Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis
  • Lung transplantation
  • Air Pollution
  • Induced sputum
  • Respirology Virtual Issues
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Monitoring free serum IgE in severe asthma patients treated with omalizumab
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Tuberculosis
  • Current Trends in Lung Cancer Surgery
2012 Archive
  • Progress of Pulmonary Function Testing in 2011/12
  • IPF trials and Sarcoidosis
  • Respiratory infections other than tuberculosis
  • Cell and Molecular Biology in Respirology
  • Pulmonary Circulation
  • Quantitative imaging of airways
  • Paediatric lung disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Community and Public Health
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lung disease
  • Tobacco/Smoking cessation
2011 Archive
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Bronchoscopy & Interventional Techniques
  • Sleep
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Influenza
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Asthma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary and Systemic Venous Thromboembolism
2010 Archive
  • Community and Public Health
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tobacco/smoking cessation
  • Paediatric lung disease
  • Sleep
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchoscopy & Interventional Techniques
  • Pleural diseases
  • Asthma
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • COPD & asthma: Differences & similarities
Respiratory UpdatesContents
Volume 1, Issue 3
(December 2009)


  • Antigenic and genetic characteristics of swine-origin 2009 A(H1N1) influenza viruses
  • Transmission and pathogenesis of swine-origin 2009 A(H1N1) influenza viruses
  • In vitro and in vivo characterization of new swine-origin H1N1 influenza viruses
  • Lung pathology in fatal novel human influenze A (H1N1) infection
  • Hospitalized patients with 2009 H1N1 influenza in the United States
  • Cross-reactive antibody responses to the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus
  • Critical care services and 2009 H1N1 influenza in Australia and New Zealand
  • Surgical mask vs N95 respirator for preventing influenza among health care workers
  • Viral loads and duration of viral shedding in adult patients hospitalized with influenza
Volume 1, Issue 2
(October 2009)

Lung Cancer

  • Screening for epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in lung cancer
  • Gefitinib or carboplatin-paclitaxel in pulmonary adenocarcinoma
  • Guidelines for management of malignant pleural mesothelioma
  • Positron emission tomography in staging early lung cancer
  • Preoperative staging of lung cancer with combined PET-CT
  • Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration of hilar lymph nodes
  • Cetuximab plus chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer
  • The IASLC lung cancer staging project: proposal for a new international lymph node map
  • Cisplatin plus gemcitabine with bevacuzimab for non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer
  • Differential efficacy of pemetrexed according to non-small cell lung cancer histology
Volume 1, Issue 1
(September 2009)

Venous Thromboembolism

  • Acute pulmonary embolism
  • Estimation of the warfarin dose with clinical and pharmacogenetic data
  • Anticoagulation intensity and outcomes among patients prescribed oral anticoagulant therapy
  • Elevated D-dimer levels predict recurrence in patients with idiopathic venous thromboembolism
  • Residual vein thrombosis to establish duration of anticoagulation after deep vein thrombosis
  • A case-control study of seated immobility at work as a risk factor for venous thromboembolism
  • Abdominal obesity is essential for risk of venous thromboembolism in the metabolic syndrome
  • Venous thromboembolic disease and pregnancy
  • Role of thrombolysis in haemodynamically stable patients with pulmonary embolism
  • Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism by multidetector CT 2
Respiratory Research Review (archives)
2008 Archive
2007 Archive
2006 Archive

Disclaimer: The above publications are not intended as a replacement for regular medical education. The comments are an interpretation of the published study and reflect the opinion of the writer rather than those of the research group or scientific journal. It is suggested readers review the full trial data before forming a final conclusion on its merits.

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