Christine F McDonald
Affiliation: Austin Health
- Adult domiciliary oxygen therapy. Position statement of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New ZealandChristine F McDonald
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Hospital, Burgundy Street, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
Med J Aust 182:621-6. 2005..Indications for supplemental oxygen therapy during exercise (ambulatory oxygen therapy) and sleep (nocturnal oxygen therapy) are less clear...
- A pilot study of inspiratory capacity and resting dyspnea correlations in exacerbations of COPD and asthmaJeffrey J Pretto
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2:651-6. 2007..A role for IC monitoring in the management of acute exacerbations of these diseases has not been identified...
- Advances in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseC F McDonald
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Intern Med J 43:854-62. 2013..Given the chronicity and progressive nature of COPD, ongoing monitoring and support with timely discussion of advanced-care planning and end-of-life issues are recommended. ..
- Calcitriol does not prevent bone loss in patients with asthma receiving corticosteroid therapy: a double-blind placebo-controlled trialC F McDonald
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084, Australia
Osteoporos Int 17:1546-51. 2006..Patients with asthma receiving inhalational plus intermittent oral glucocorticoids lose bone, and treatment with 0.5 microg/day of calcitriol will prevent bone loss...
- A randomised trial of domiciliary, ambulatory oxygen in patients with COPD and dyspnoea but without resting hypoxaemiaRosemary P Moore
Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Thorax 66:32-7. 2011..This study aimed to determine whether such patients benefit from domiciliary ambulatory oxygen and, if so, which factors may be associated with benefit...
- The effect of positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy on symptoms, quality of life and incidence of re-exacerbation in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a multicentre, randomised controlled trialChristian R Osadnik
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Thorax 69:137-43. 2014..The impact of PEP therapy during acute exacerbations on clinically important outcomes is not clear. This study sought to determine the effect of PEP therapy on symptoms, quality of life and future exacerbations in patients with AECOPD...
- Telerehabilitation for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: feasibility of a simple, real time model of supervised exercise trainingAnne E Holland
Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
J Telemed Telecare 19:222-6. 2013..Simple home-based telerehabilitation using readily available equipment is safe and feasible for people with COPD. Effective delivery of telerehabilitation requires an adequate data network. ..
- The short and long term effects of exercise training in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis--a randomised controlled trialAnnemarie L Lee
Alfred Health, Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, Victoria, Australia
Respir Res 15:44. 2014....
- Safety and feasibility of an exercise intervention for patients following lung resection: a pilot randomized controlled trialCatherine L Granger
The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Integr Cancer Ther 12:213-24. 2013..Despite this exercise interventions are not routinely provided. This study aimed to establish the safety and feasibility of exercise administered following lung resection in an Australian setting...
- Impaired chronotropic response to 6-min walk test and reduced survival in interstitial lung diseaseAnne E Holland
Alfred Health, VIC 3004, Australia La Trobe University, VIC 3086, Australia Institute for Breathing and Sleep, VIC 3084, Australia
Respir Med 107:1066-72. 2013..This study investigated the relationships between chronotropic response during 6-min walk test, exercise capacity and survival in ILD...
- Shortness of breath--is it chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?Christine F McDonald
Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Aust Fam Physician 34:541-5. 2005..Of all the major diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the one for which the burden is increasing the fastest...
- Pilot study of remote telemonitoring in COPDNick C Antoniades
Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Telemed J E Health 18:634-40. 2012..This study determined whether RM is feasible in patients with COPD and if RM reduces hospital admissions or length of stay (LOS) or improves health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
- Acute oxygen therapy does not improve cognitive and driving performance in hypoxaemic COPDJeffrey J Pretto
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Respirology 13:1039-44. 2008..We therefore used computer-based driving simulation to investigate whether acute intranasal oxygen therapy improves the cognitive and driving performance of such patients...
- Airway clearance techniques in acute exacerbations of COPD: a survey of Australian physiotherapy practiceChristian R Osadnik
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086, Australia
Physiotherapy 99:101-6. 2013....
- The effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: protocol for a randomised controlled trialAnnemarie L Lee
Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
BMC Pulm Med 10:5. 2010..The aims of this study are to determine the short and long term effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on exercise capacity, cough, quality of life and the incidence of acute pulmonary exacerbations...
- The benefits of exercise training in interstitial lung disease: protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trialLeona Dowman
Department of Physiotherapy, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia
BMC Pulm Med 13:8. 2013..The aims of this project are to establish the impact of exercise training across the range of disease severity and to identify whether there is an optimal time for patients with interstitial lung disease to receive exercise training...
- Advances in airway clearance technologies for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseChristian R Osadnik
Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Expert Rev Respir Med 7:673-85. 2013..Future directions regarding this common form of therapy will be discussed, including identification of the key research priorities to optimize evidence-based practice in this area. ..
- Inpatient and long-term outcomes of individuals admitted for weaning from mechanical ventilation at a specialized ventilation weaning unitLiam M Hannan
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Respirology 18:154-60. 2013..Weaning from invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) in specialized weaning units has been demonstrated to be safe and cost-effective. Success rates and outcomes vary widely, probably relating to patient factors and unit expertise...
- Updating the minimal important difference for six-minute walk distance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseAnne E Holland
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:221-5. 2010..To establish the minimal important difference (MID) for the six-minute walk distance (6MWD) in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
- Low physical activity levels and functional decline in individuals with lung cancerCatherine L Granger
Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, Level 7, Alan Gilbert Building, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia Electronic address
Lung Cancer 83:292-9. 2014....
- 'Is it okay for me to ... ?' Assessment of recreational activity risk in patients with chronic lung conditionsMelvin L W Lim
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria
Aust Fam Physician 41:852-4. 2012..Assessing and advising on these risks can be an important part of travel planning for a person with a chronic lung condition when they ask, 'Is it okay for me to ...?'..
- The interplay between the effects of lifetime asthma, smoking, and atopy on fixed airflow obstruction in middle ageJennifer L Perret
Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic, and Analytical Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:42-8. 2013..The contribution by asthma to the development of fixed airflow obstruction (AO) and the nature of its effect combined with active smoking and atopy remain unclear...
- Predictors of benefit following pulmonary rehabilitation for interstitial lung diseaseAnne E Holland
Physiotherapy, Alfred Health, VIC 3004, Australia
Respir Med 106:429-35. 2012..The aim of this study was to establish the impact of the aetiology and severity of ILD on response to pulmonary rehabilitation...
- Measurement of functional activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the grocery shelving taskCatherine J Hill
Department of Physiotherapy, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 28:402-9. 2008..The aim of this study was to develop a standardized test to evaluate functional performance, including arm activity, of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
- Mushroom worker's lung: organic dust exposure in the spawning shedRyan F Hoy
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Med J Aust 186:472-4. 2007..With absence from the workplace and no steroid therapy, the symptoms of both patients subsided and the results of lung function tests and CT scans improved markedly...
- Pulmonary metastases: a rare manifestation of the most common cancerSurein Arulananda
Joint Austin Ludwig Oncology Unit, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Australas J Dermatol 54:e70-3. 2013..Pulmonary metastasis from an unidentified primary site is a common clinical situation. These patients emphasise the importance of considering the most common cancer as a potential primary. ..
- Positive expiratory pressure via mask does not improve ventilation inhomogeneity more than huffing and coughing in individuals with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic sputum expectorationChristian Osadnik
Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Respiration 87:38-44. 2014..Previous authors have suggested that PEP improves collateral ventilation via changes in lung volumes...
- Functional capacity, physical activity and muscle strength assessment of individuals with non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review of instruments and their measurement propertiesCatherine L Granger
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
BMC Cancer 13:135. 2013..The measurement properties of instruments used to assess functional capacity, physical activity and muscle strength in participants with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have not been systematically reviewed...
- Interstitial lung disease in a patient treated with oxaliplatin, 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin (FOLFOX) for metastatic colorectal cancerLiam M Hannan
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Radiol Oncol 46:360-2. 2012..Oxaliplatin in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin (FOLFOX) is a common chemotherapeutic regimen for advanced colorectal cancer. Here, we present a case of interstitial lung disease associated with FOLFOX therapy...
- COPDX: an update of guidelines for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with a review of recent evidenceMichael J Abramson
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic
Med J Aust 184:342-5. 2006..Further studies are required to clarify the role of NPPV in the long-term management of stable COPD...