Medical e-News Archive

Issue 53: TSGQ News – April/May 2016

  • A 30 minute, but not a 10 minute, night-time nap is associated with sleep inertia
  • Maxillomandibular volume influences the relationship between weight-loss and improvement in obstructive sleep apnoea
  • A recent study finds that older men are at a 1.8-fold increased risk of stroke due to overnight hypoxemia
  • Patient Education Combined in a Music and Habit-Forming Intervention for Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway (CPAP) Prescribed for Sleep Apnea
  • Relationships between fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels and FEF25%–75% in children with asthma



Issue 52: TSGQ News – March 2016

  • How much sleep is normal: Optimize your health with 7 hours of sleep or more each night
  • Hungry for Sleep: A role for endocannibinoids?
  • Cerebral haemodynamics is altered in patients with sleep apnoea/hypopnea syndrome
  • Nitric Oxide and the paranasal sinuses: NO testing is an essential accompaniment to spirometry


Issue 51: TSGQ News – January/February 2016

  • 20 Ways to Start The Day Happier
  • Don’t worry, be happy: just go to bed earlier
  • Study links irregular sleep schedules to adverse metabolic health in women
  • Statins might prevent vascular inflammation in sleep apnoea
  • Blood eosinophils and inhaled corticosteriods/long acting beta 2-agonist efficacy in COPD


Issue 51: TSGQ News – August 2015

  • The Sleep Anpoea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) Trial: Rationale, Ethics, Design and Progress 
  • Trajectories of Sleep Quality and Associations with Mood during the Perinatal Period
  • Surgical Therapies in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Association between Peripheral Airway Function and Neutrophilic Inflammation in Asthma


Issue 50: TSGQ News – July 2015

  • Recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult
  • Risk of cardiovascular disease associated with Restless Leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Increased Carbonic Anhydrase Activity Associated with Sleep Apnoea Severity and Related Hypoxemia and what this Could Mean for Eye Health
  • VNN1 Gene could serve as a biomarker for response to corticosteriods in childhood asthma


Issue 49: TSGQ News – June 2015

  • Natural history and management of paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea – Emerging concepts
  • Neurobehavioural functioning in adolescents with and without obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Decreased regional cerebral perfusion in moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnoea during wakefulness
  • A randomized controlled trial of vitamin E and selenium on rate of decline in lung function


Issue 48: TSGQ News – April 2015

  • Quality-adjusted life-years gain and health status after one year of CPAP therapy
  • Chronic sleep fragmentation induces hypothalamic endoplasmic reticulum stress, leading to Metabolic Syndrome
  • Sleep apnoea and the risk of chronic kidney disease: A nationwide population-based cohort study
  • Causes of childhood community-acquired pneumonia 


Issue 47: TSGQ News – December 2014

  • Sleep apnoea may threaten fertility in men
  • Link between insomnia and increased risk of motor vehicle accidents
  • Synchronizing education to adolescent biology
  • Lung regeneration mechanism discovered
  • Diagnosis and treatment  of sleep disordered breathing in hospitals cardiac patients reduces  readmission rates
  • Oropharyngeal exercise as a treatment for obstructive sleepe apnoea
  • Looking at the heritability of craniofacial structures in normal subjects and patients with sleep apnoea and how to determine patients at risk of developing OSA
  • Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells

Issue 45: TSGQ News – October 2014

  • The cost of diagnosing and treating Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • The effect of Sleep Disordered Breathing on Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack Patient Outcomes
  • Sleep myths, What are the facts?
  • MicroRNA mimicry blocks Pulmonary Fibrosis

Issue 44: TSGQ News – September 2014

  • Association of severe OSA and elevated BP despite antihypertensive medication use
  • Warning signs of OSA
  • National trends in outpatient visits in the USA for insomnia, apnoea and sleep medications
  • Confusional arousals
  • Increased severity of respiratory infections associated with elevated anti-LPS IgG2 which inhibits serum bactericidal killing

Issue 43: TSGQ News – August 2014

  • Sleep duration and age related changes in brain structure and cognitive performance
  • Stress and insomnia
  • Correlation between obstructive sleep apnoea and erectile dysfunction
  • The impact of the provision of home based sleep studies in Australia
  • Innate immunity in the lung regulates the development of asthma

Issue 42: TSGQ News – July 2014

  • CPAP treatment in patients with Parkinson Disease and obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Immune function and sleep
  • Can treating obstructive sleep apnoea in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease result in improved cognitive function?
  • Vitamin E-rich oils linked to lung inflammation

Issue 41: TSGQ News – June 2014

  • How can CPAP support impact a patient’s life?
  • Long term effect of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnoea severity in obese patients with type II diabetes mellitus
  • Fatigue managment in the defence force
  • Hospital maternal deaths linked to sleep apnoea
  • Researchers discover molecule that could treat allergen induced asthma

Issue 40: TSGQ News – May 2014

  • The link between obstructive sleep apnoea severity and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • An updated review: Sleep disturbances and defence force members
  •  REM Behaviour Disorder may be a warning sign for Parkinson Disease
  • The Pla protease of yersinia pestis degrades Fas ligand to manipulate cell death and inflammation

Issue 39: TSGQ News – April 2014

  • Long-Term Success of OSA Therapies
  • An introduction to vascular dementia
  • The difference between Home Based Sleep Studies (HBSS) and In-Lab Studies
  • Sleep deprivation and aging induce pancreatic unfolded protein response: metabolic implications
  • New research links body clocks to chronic lung diseases

Issue 38: TSGQ News – March 2014

  • Association between neurocognitive deterioration in physiologically hyper aroused primary insomnia patients
  • Genetic risk of depressive symptoms is influenced by sleep duration
  • Hypnotherapy: A poorly understood therapy for affective disorders
  • An update of just how good exercise is for your sleep!
  • Woman and Sleep Apnea
  • ERS/ATS guidelines on the management of severe asthma

Issue 37: TSGQ News – February 2014

  • Pharmacological possibility for the treatment of OSA
  • Serum Uric Acid as a predictor of mortality and futur exacerbations of COPD
  • Effects of Quetiapine on sleep architecture: Growing concerns over harmful adverse events
  • Broad-spectrum antimocrobial therapy found to be equally as effective in treating childhood pneumonia
  • Pregnancy and sleep disorders

Issue 36: TSGQ News – December 2013

  • How to screen for sleep studies studies Part 2: The Mallampati Scoring System and Obesity
  • Increasing CVD epidemic
  • Sleep moderates metabolism
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is strongly associated with productive infection by herpesvirus

Issue 35: TSGQ News – November 2013

  • Is CPAP worth it?
  • Reversibility of brain injury in OSA
  • Helping psychiatric patients with OSA
  • Can Stem Cells be Used to Generate New Lungs?

Issue 34: TSGQ News – October 2013

  • Special on Lung cancer: part 4
  • Early detection may slow the progression of atherosclerotic disease
  • Hypoxia is a predictor of erectile dysfunction
  • Helping psychiatric patients with OSA

Issue 33: TSGQ News – September 2013

  • Special on Lung cancer: part 3
  • Night shift might contribute to cancer
  • Humans Used to Have a ‘1st’ Then ‘2nd’ Sleep
  • OSA and the eye
  • Sleep disorders as a prelude for Alzheimers

Issue 32: TSGQ News – August 2013

  • Special on Lung cancer: part 2
  • Cephalometry: The effectiveness of craniofacial measurements in predicting OSA
  • Rigorous documentation of the link between insulin resistance and circadian disruption
  • Erectile Dysfunction Related To Sleep Apnea May Persist, But Is Treatable

Issue 31: TSGQ News – July 2013

  • Special on Lung cancer: part 1
  • A review of sleep related movements disorders
  • Opinion on cause of obesity influences BMI
  • New information on contributors to cardiogenic lung oedema
  • OSA may contribute to poor control of asthma

Issue 30: TSGQ News – June 2013

  • Circadian Rhythm Determination
  • Tobacco Statistics 2013
  • Humans Used to Have a ‘1st’ Then ‘2nd’ Sleep
  • Prednisolone Induces Changes in Gene Expression in Asthma Patients
  • How to Screen for Sleep Studies – Part 1

Issue 29: TSGQ News – May 2013

  • Vitamin D and Sleep Disturbance
  • Less pollution related deaths from Nuclear fuel
  • Hypocretin – the secret to happiness?
  • Cardio-pulmonary Exercise Testing explained

Issue 28: TSGQ News – April 2013

  • Driving tired is like driving drunk
  • High Dose Vitamin D to treat RTI’s
  • A New Vision From the ERS
  • Provent to Prevent SDB?

Issue 27: TSGQ News – March 2013

  • Non-CPAP, non-surgical therapies for OSA
  • Influenza Season 2013
  • ‘ISR’ treatment for chronic insomnia
  • The US Approves New Treatment for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Issue 26: TSGQ News – February 2013

  • Surgical therapies in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of lung cancer related death by 1000%
  • Boosting sleep slows ‘memory rot’
  • New Tuberculosis vaccine not effective in infants
  • Senior pilots less suited to long-haul flights

Issue 25: TSGQ News – January 2013

  • Dentists can screen for OSA
  • Summer heat wave affecting sleep quality and productivity
  • World Cancer Day 2013
  • Attitudes to smoking cessation

Issue 24: TSGQ News – December 2012

  • A cure for jetlag?
  • What exactly can we learn in sleep?
  • Diazepam Suppresses Central Sleep Apnoea in Rats
  • Rapid risk assessment of obstructive sleep apnoea in the primary care setting
  • Stress-related Insomnia. How effective are herbal remedies?
  • What effects does smoking have on the mind?

Issue 23: TSGQ News – November 2012

  • New links between OSA and cardiac diseases
  • A review of sleep monitoring devices
  • Paradoxical insomnia
  • Sleep disorders and pregnancy
  • Interpreting Spirometry

Issue 22: TSGQ News – September 2012

  • Post operative complications in patients with OSA
  • The impact of sleep disorders on PTSD
  • Trans-oral robotic surgery
  • Nasal APAP and associated obstructive sleep apnoea symptoms
  • Pollution and respiratory health

Issue 21: TSGQ News – August 2012

  • Practice Parameters for the treatment of RLS and PLMD
  • Sleep, Cognition and Caffeine
  • Insomnia is a predictor for depression development
  • To nap or not to nap?
  • How light pollution affects your sleep
  • Disparities in end of life care for COPD patients

Issue 20: TSGQ News – June/July 2012

  • Sleep apnoea and athletes
  • Stress Down Day
  • Suvorexant and its effects on insomnia
  • The cardiovascular effects of OSA
  • OSA and the link to pro-inflammatory markers
  • Injectable O2

Issue 19: TSGQ News – May 2012

  • World Parkinsons Day
  • Sleeping disorders and weight gain
  • Cognitive behavioural approaches to the treatment of insomnia
  • Insulin resistance and OSA in women with PCOS
  • How does a sleep physician consultation affect CPAP compliance
  • Revised national medical standards for driver licensing
  • Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension: Prognostic impact of follow-up assessments

Issue 18: TSGQ News – April Easter Special 2012

  • World Parkinsons Day
  • Sleeping disorders and weight gain
  • Cognitive behavioural approaches to the treatment of insomnia
  • Insulin resistance and OSA in women with PCOS
  • How does a sleep physician consultation affect CPAP compliance
  • Revised national medical standards for driver licensing
  • Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension: Prognostic impact of follow-up assessments

Issue 17: TSGQ News – March 2012

  • Sleep Disturbance and Suicide
  • OSA and Diabetes
  • Co-morbities of Insomnia
  • The Effects of Epilepsy on Sleep
  • Organic Dust inhalation
  • Wine and FVC function

Issue 16: TSGQ News – February 2012

  • Occupational screening programs needed for safety critial occupations
  • Asperger’s Syndrome and sleep
  • Hypoglossial nerve stimalation as an alternative to CPAP

Issue 15: TSGQ News – November 2011

  • Alzheimer’s And Sleep
  • Emerging Epigenetic Research In The Development Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Metabolic Consequences Of Sleep Deprivation
  • Recognising the Symptoms of Sleepiness
  • 8 tips to Better Manage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Issue 14: TSGQ News – October 2011

  • Latest Asthma, COPD and OSA Statistics
  • Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge for Diabetes and Heart Health
  • World Habitat Day
  • The Cancer Council’s “Girls Night In” October
  • Suicide Prevention Day

Issue 13: TSGQ News – September 2011

  • World Heart Day
  • International Day of Peace – 5 tips for better sleep
  • Sleep Disorders and Suicide
  • Developments for Monitoring and Control of Asthma in Adolescents
  • National Stroke Week
  • Why is it important for me to treat my obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)?

Issue 12: TSGQ News – August 2011

  • The Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Increased Bone Resorpotion in Men
  • New Developments in Lung Cancer Research
  • Childhood Disorders that have Adult Consequences
  • Our Education Teams for your Medical Practice
  • Why is it important for me to treat my Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?

Issue 11: TSGQ News – July 2011

  • Sleep Apnoea – Lav vs Home Testing
  • Sleep and Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorders and Anxiety
  • Increased Immunity to Colds makes Asthma Worse
  • 6 Tips for Helping Your Patients Cope With CPAP

Issue 10: TSGQ News – June 2011

  • Tax Deductions with new CPAP Machines
  • Go Red For Women
  • Men’s Health Week
  • World Environment Day

Issue 9: TSGQ News – May 2011

  • Depression and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
  • World Asthma Day
  • Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
  • Our Education Teams for your Medical Practice
  • A healthy heart and a healthy sleep
  • How do I adjust my Humidifier for Winter?

Issue 8: TSGQ News – April 2011

  • World Day for Work Health and Safety
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • The Carbon Footprint and your Medical Practice
  • Our Education Teams for your Medical Practice
  • Electronic Forms for your practice
  • How do I care for my CPAP devices filter?

Issue 7: TSGQ News – March 2011

  • Sleep Apnoea and Eye Disease
  • Sleep Apnoea and Seizures
  • Leukemia and Lung Infections

Issue 6: TSGQ News – February 2011

  • ‘Organic Toxic Dust Syndrome’ after the QLD Floods
  • World Cancer Day and Lung Cancer Screening
  • World Diabetes Day
  • How will you be able to perform a sleep study on me if I don’t sleep?

Issue 5: TSGQ News – Best of 2010

  • Sleep Deprivation and Depression
  • Melatonin Therapy for Insomnia
  • Sleep and Driving
  • Pulmonary Function and Diabetes

Issue 4: TSGQ News – December 2010

  • Insomnia and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Melatonin Therapy for Insomnia
  • Tart Cherries and Insomnia
  • Air Pollution and Lung Health

Issue 3: TSGQ News – November 2010

  • Men’s Health
  • OSA & Diabetes
  • Sleep and Driving
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Issue 2: TSGQ News – October 2010

  • Sleep Deprivation and Depression
  • Cognitive Function after Sleep Deprivation
  • Pulmonary Function and Diabetes

Issue 1: TSGQ News – September 2010

  • OSA & Cardiomyopathy
  • Sleep Disorders & Stroke
  • Asthma & FeNO Testing


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