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Now on Facebook


Melbourne Interventional Pulmonology is now on Facebook. Please visit our page for useful information on IP services and interesting media content, such as our previous appearance on Channel 9 news. Please like us and share with your contacts. https://www.facebook.com/boxhillmelbourne/ 

Lung Cancer Treatments


Check out this recent great summary on the latest developments in lung cancer treatment, with multiple quotes from Nick Wilsmore who was interviewed for the piece. See our link to the Medical Republic in Useful Links to check it out.

Lung Volume Reduction with Valves for Severe COPD


Here is a re-post of my previous appearance on Channel 9 news reporting on the innovative technology of valves for severe COPD. For those of you who suffer from severe breathlessness, or who have relatives who do, this is definitely worth a watch: https://www.9news.com.au/health/2015/03/09/19/32/revolutionary-treatment-allows-emphysema-sufferers-to-get-their-breath-back

The Importance of Using Your Asthma Preventer


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-17/asthma-study-patients-use-inhaler-only-putting-health-at-risk/9054490

First private BT featured in Whitehorse Leader


We were featured in the Whitehorse Leader this week, for the first private Bronchial Thermoplasty procedure performed in Melbourne. Well done team!

First Ever Private BT Case Performed in Melbourne!


I performed the first private bronchial thermoplasty case in Melbourne on Monday. This is a breakthrough new treatment for sufferers of severe asthma.  

Oventus Device for Sleep Apnoea


This is another mandibular advancement splint device. It may be an option for those with poor CPAP tolerance, or difficulties with other MAS devices, because of nasal obstruction. https://snoringdevicesaustralia.com/oventus-clearway-device-review/ 

Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Asthma


We now have access to FeNO testing in Box Hill and Lilydale, to help monitor asthma control and titrate inhaled steroid dosing.  

Pirfenidone Improves Mortality in IPF


Esbriet has finally been introduced onto the PBS for patients with IPF.  

Breakthrough in Asthma Treatment


There was new research released this week that offers additional treatment options to asthma sufferers who experience frequent flare-ups: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-05/azithromycin-used-for-lung-disease-can-reduce-asthma-attacks/8677054