Affiliation: University of Tasmania
- Supporting health behaviour change in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with telephone health-mentoring: insights from a qualitative studyJulia A E Walters
University of Tasmania, MS1 UTAS, Private Bag 23, Hobart, TAS 7000, Australia
BMC Fam Pract 13:55. 2012..This qualitative study investigated health behaviour changes adopted by participants with moderate or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) recruited to a randomised controlled study of telephone-delivered health-mentoring...
- Clinical trial of community nurse mentoring to improve self-management in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseRichard Wood-Baker
School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 7:407-13. 2012..Developing self-management behaviors of people with COPD is an attractive strategy to reduce exacerbations...
- Evaluation of epithelial mesenchymal transition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseSukhwinder S Sohal
NHMRC National Centre for Research Excellence in Chronic Respiratory Disease, Menzies Research Institute, 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart, 7000, Australia
Respir Res 12:130. 2011..Such changes are likely hallmarks of epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT). We aimed to confirm the epithelial origin of these Rbm cells, and to exclude potential confounding by infiltrating inflammatory cells...
- Basement membrane and vascular remodelling in smokers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cross-sectional studyAmir Soltani
Respiratory Research Group, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, 17 Liverpool St, Hobart, 7000, Australia
Respir Res 11:105. 2010..We conducted an initial pilot study comparing BB from COPD patients with nonsmoking controls. This pilot study suggested the presence of reticular basement membrane (Rbm) fragmentation and altered vessel distribution in COPD...
- "Bong lung" in cystic fibrosis: a case reportZoe Gao
Departments of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital, Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia
J Med Case Reports 4:371. 2010..The underlying mechanism for bullae formation is uncertain, but probably relates to direct lung toxicity and repeated barotrauma as the smoker performs frequent valsalva manoeuvres in an attempt to derive a greater drug effect...
- Cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the impact of bronchodilator treatmentR Wood-Baker
Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Intern Med J 40:94-101. 2010....
- Domiciliary oxygen therapy services in Tasmania: prescription, usage and impact of a specialist clinicAndrew Jones
University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Med J Aust 186:632-4. 2007..To assess the use of domiciliary oxygen therapy (DOT) in Tasmania and the impact of a specialist oxygen clinic on service provision...
- Systemic corticosteroids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsRichard Wood-Baker
Cardiorespiratory Research Group, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 34, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
Respir Med 101:371-7. 2007..For acute exacerbations, the evidence to support the use of systemic corticosteroids is stronger, but further research is required to define the optimum dose, route and duration...
- Written action plans in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increase appropriate treatment for acute exacerbationsRichard Wood-Baker
Respiratory Research Group, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
Respirology 11:619-26. 2006..While comprehensive self-management programmes decrease health-care resource utilization, the essential components are unclear. We performed a study of written action plans in the management of COPD...
- Is there a role for systemic corticosteroids in the management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?Richard Wood-Baker
Royal Hobart Hospital and University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Am J Respir Med 2:451-8. 2003....
- Outcome of a smoking cessation programme run in a routine hospital settingR Wood-Baker
Discipline of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Intern Med J 32:24-8. 2002..Research studies have demonstrated improved cessation rates with interventions such as counselling and pharmacotherapy, but there is little information on success in routine clinical practice...
- Long-acting beta2-agonists in asthma: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsJ A E Walters
Discipline of Medicine, University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252 34, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
Respir Med 99:384-95. 2005..However, guidelines may be too conservative, and more studies in stable mild asthma comparing their use and safety with placebo and ICS are required...
- Airway cell and cytokine changes in early asthma deterioration after inhaled corticosteroid reductionY H Khor
Respiratory Research Group, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Clin Exp Allergy 37:1189-98. 2007..We aimed at assessing the underlying pathological changes in relation to clinical deterioration...
- A mixed methods study to compare models of spirometry delivery in primary care for patients at risk of COPDJ A Walters
Menzies Research Institute, PB 34, Clinical School, University of Tasmania, Hobart 7001, Australia
Thorax 63:408-14. 2008..To increase recognition of airflow obstruction in primary care, we compared two models of spirometry delivery in a target group at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
- (R,S)-salbutamol plasma concentrations in severe asthmaG A Jacobson
School of Pharmacy, University of Tasmania, GPO BOX 252 26, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
J Clin Pharm Ther 28:235-8. 2003..This study investigated inactive (S)- and active (R)-salbutamol plasma levels and their relationship to dose in patients with severe asthma...
- Oxygen therapy in the pre-hospital setting for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseM Austin
University of Tasmania, 656 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia 7005
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD005534. 2006..During these exacerbations, people are prone to developing alveolar hypoventilation, which may be contributed to by the administration of high inspired oxygen concentrations...
- Review of the effect of the dosing interval for inhaled corticosteroids in asthma controlR Singer
Royal Hobart Hospital, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Intern Med J 32:72-8. 2002..Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are widely prescribed for long-term prophylaxis, yet their optimal dosing interval is not clear...
- Decreased lung capillary blood volume post-exercise is compensated by increased membrane diffusing capacityD P Johns
Discipline of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, 7001 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Eur J Appl Physiol 93:96-101. 2004..It is suggested that this effect is brought about by the reorientation of red blood cells within the pulmonary capillaries following exercise...
- Fibre-optic bronchoscopy in adults: a position paper of The Thoracic Society of Australia and New ZealandR Wood-Baker
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Intern Med J 31:479-87. 2001..Where no evidence has been found, the guidelines reflect the opinions of the authors. Specific recommendations are made regarding sedation and anaesthesia, the cleaning of bronchoscopes and the training of bronchoscopists...
- Barriers to the use of spirometry in general practiceJulia A E Walters
University of Tasmania
Aust Fam Physician 34:201-3. 2005..Guidelines advise chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be diagnosed and managed by using spirometry to demonstrate irreversible airflow limitation and monitor change in smokers and ex-smokers aged over 35 years...
- National survey of spirometer ownership and usage in general practice in AustraliaDavid P Johns
Cardio Respiratory Research Group, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Respirology 11:292-8. 2006..The aim of the present study was to determine the availability of spirometry and the level of spirometry training in general practice throughout Australia and compare with international data...
- Exercise-induced oxyhaemoglobin desaturation, ventilatory limitation and lung diffusing capacity in women during and after exerciseJustin Walls
Discipline of Anatomy and Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252 24, Hobart 7001, Australia
Eur J Appl Physiol 87:145-52. 2002..As the appearance of flow limitation closely coincided with the appearance of EIAH, the results from the present study suggest that flow limitation is a contributing factor to EIAH in women although the exact mechanism remains unclear...
- Why have asthma action plans failed the consumer test?E Haydn Walters
Med J Aust 178:477-8. 2003
- Under-diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study in primary careJulia A Walters
Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, 43 Collins Street, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia
Respir Med 102:738-43. 2008..Investigation of causes has focused on the use of spirometry but the role of attitudes of doctors and patients has not been directly investigated...
- Physical activity, spirometry and quality-of-life in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseShauna McGlone
Respiratory Research Group, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 34, Hobart, TAS, 7001, Australia
COPD 3:83-8. 2006..Physical activity was significantly associated with disease severity, measured by lung function, and quality-of-life...
- Stability of the EasyOne ultrasonic spirometer for use in general practiceJulia A E Walters
Cardio Respiratory Research Group, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Respirology 11:306-10. 2006..The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy and stability of a portable ultrasonic spirometer (EasyOne) that the manufacturer claims does not require regular calibration...
- Trends in hospital admissions and mortality from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in AustraliaE Haydn Walters
Med J Aust 188:258; author reply 258-9. 2008
- Distinguishing asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: why, why not and how?Christine R Jenkins
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, PO Box M77, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
Med J Aust 183:S35-7. 2005..Maintain research into new drugs and targets for preventing progressive loss of lung function in asthma and COPD...
- Anti-IgE and chemotherapy: a critical appraisal of treatment options for severe asthmaE Haydn Walters
University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
Expert Opin Pharmacother 8:585-92. 2007..The strongest evidence for effect is in those with frequent severe exacerbations...