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.
Health experts are cautioning asthma patients not to rely solely on reliever medications, saying people are putting their health at risk. Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-17/asthma-study-patients-use-inhaler-only-putting-health-at-risk/9054490
We were featured in the Whitehorse Leader this week, for the first private Bronchial Thermoplasty procedure performed in Melbourne. Well done team!
I performed the first private bronchial thermoplasty case in Melbourne on Monday. This is a breakthrough new treatment for sufferers of severe asthma.
We now have access to FeNO testing in Box Hill and Lilydale, to help monitor asthma control and titrate inhaled steroid dosing.
Esbriet has finally been introduced onto the PBS for patients with IPF. https://pulmonaryfibrosisnews.com/2017/03/22/predicting-life-expectancy-for-pirfenidone-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis/
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/
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
With the advent of PBS subsidised treatment for IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis), now that Nintedanib is available, it will be of increasing importance to be able to achieve adequate diagnostic tissue specimens for patients with possible disease. When the radiology (CT scan) is not entirely...
In this day and age of personalised medicine, it is vitally important that adequate samples are achieved from suspicious lung lesions, in order that specialised genetic testing can be performed. The larger and more well preserved the biopsies, the better the information. Cryobiopsy allows exactly...