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Pacific 
Society of 
Respirology

APSR Respiratory Research Review

(2006)

Richard Beasley

This is a unique publication providing topical, relevant and accessible information for healthcare professionals working in the area. In each edition our independent reviewers handpick some of the most important studies from key international and local journals. The Review summarises each study in an easy to read format, and provides commentary on the importance of the work and implications for clinical practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Web links to the abstract or fully published papers are also provided where possible so you can make your own judgements.

We hope you enjoy the latest edition and you are welcome to email comments to the Editor, Dr Richard Beasley - richardbeasley@researchreview.co.nz


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
2009 Archive
  • Influenza
  • Lung Cancer
  • Venous Thromboembolism
Respiratory Research Review (archives)
2008 Archive
2007 Archive
Respiratory Research ReviewContents
Issue 3 (2006)
  • D-Dimer testing and anticoagulation duration
  • MODS assay for TB diagnosis
  • CT screening and lung cancer survival
  • Adrenal effects of ICS in adults
  • Primary-care spirometry and COPD
  • Spirometry and smoking cessation advice
  • CPAP treatment for bus drivers
  • ICS in Caucasian vs. Asian patients
  • Pneumococcal vaccine effectiveness
Issue 2 (2006)
  • Progress on H5N1 vaccine
  • Effect of BMI on lung volume
  • Pneumonia guidelines and local microbiologic data
  • Lymph node staging of lung cancer
  • Chest radiograph abnormalities in cancer screening
  • ICS and mortality in COPD
  • Intermittent asthma and 'as needed' therapy
  • HRCT classification of COPD phenotype characteristics
  • Reality of asthma control
  • Metal air pollutants and lung cancer incidence
Issue 1 (2006)
  • Trends in childhood asthma and eczema
  • Budesonide/formoterol as reliever therapy
  • Environmental tobacco smoke in Chinese women
  • Heparin for acute venous thromboembolism
  • Airway hyperresponsiveness and gene polymorphism
  • Virtual bronchoscopic navigation
  • FEV1 decline in occupational asthma
  • Surgical resection and drug-resistant TB
  • Drivers' sleep apnoea and short sleep duration
  • Theophylline in COPD

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Disclaimer: The APSR Respiratory Research Review is not intended as a replacement for regular medical education but to assist in the process. The reviews are a summarised 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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