R Wood-Baker

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Affiliation: University of Tasmania
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Clinical diaries in COPD: compliance and utility in predicting acute exacerbations
    E Haydn Walters
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 7:427-35. 2012
  2. pmc Supporting health behaviour change in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with telephone health-mentoring: insights from a qualitative study
    Julia A E Walters
    University of Tasmania, MS1 UTAS, Private Bag 23, Hobart, TAS 7000, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 13:55. 2012
  3. pmc Clinical trial of community nurse mentoring to improve self-management in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Richard Wood-Baker
    School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 7:407-13. 2012
  4. pmc Evaluation of epithelial mesenchymal transition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Sukhwinder 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
  5. pmc Basement membrane and vascular remodelling in smokers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cross-sectional study
    Amir Soltani
    Respiratory Research Group, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, 17 Liverpool St, Hobart, 7000, Australia
    Respir Res 11:105. 2010
  6. pmc "Bong lung" in cystic fibrosis: a case report
    Zoe Gao
    Departments of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital, Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia
    J Med Case Reports 4:371. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Domiciliary oxygen therapy services in Tasmania: prescription, usage and impact of a specialist clinic
    Andrew Jones
    University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:632-4. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the impact of bronchodilator treatment
    R Wood-Baker
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Intern Med J 40:94-101. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Systemic corticosteroids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews
    Richard Wood-Baker
    Cardiorespiratory Research Group, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 34, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
    Respir Med 101:371-7. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

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Publications31

  1. pmc Clinical diaries in COPD: compliance and utility in predicting acute exacerbations
    E Haydn Walters
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 7:427-35. 2012
    ..Their use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and impact on the prevention and treatment of exacerbations is poorly researched...
  2. pmc Supporting health behaviour change in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with telephone health-mentoring: insights from a qualitative study
    Julia 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...
  3. pmc Clinical trial of community nurse mentoring to improve self-management in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Richard 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...
  4. pmc Evaluation of epithelial mesenchymal transition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Sukhwinder 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...
  5. pmc Basement membrane and vascular remodelling in smokers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cross-sectional study
    Amir 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...
  6. pmc "Bong lung" in cystic fibrosis: a case report
    Zoe 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Domiciliary oxygen therapy services in Tasmania: prescription, usage and impact of a specialist clinic
    Andrew 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...
  8. doi request reprint Cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the impact of bronchodilator treatment
    R Wood-Baker
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Intern Med J 40:94-101. 2010
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  9. ncbi request reprint Systemic corticosteroids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews
    Richard 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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
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  11. ncbi request reprint Outcome of a smoking cessation programme run in a routine hospital setting
    R 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Written action plans in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increase appropriate treatment for acute exacerbations
    Richard 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Long-acting beta2-agonists in asthma: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews
    J 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Airway cell and cytokine changes in early asthma deterioration after inhaled corticosteroid reduction
    Y 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint A mixed methods study to compare models of spirometry delivery in primary care for patients at risk of COPD
    J 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)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular effects of methacholine-induced airway obstruction in man
    J E Sharman
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    J Physiol Pharmacol 65:401-7. 2014
    ..This finding refutes the notion that airway obstruction per se leads to cardiovascular dysfunction, at least in healthy individuals in the acute setting. ..
  17. ncbi request reprint Oxygen therapy in the pre-hospital setting for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    M 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint (R,S)-salbutamol plasma concentrations in severe asthma
    G 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Review of the effect of the dosing interval for inhaled corticosteroids in asthma control
    R 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Decreased lung capillary blood volume post-exercise is compensated by increased membrane diffusing capacity
    D 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Fibre-optic bronchoscopy in adults: a position paper of The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
    R 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Exercise-induced oxyhaemoglobin desaturation, ventilatory limitation and lung diffusing capacity in women during and after exercise
    Justin 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Why have asthma action plans failed the consumer test?
    E Haydn Walters
    Med J Aust 178:477-8. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Barriers to the use of spirometry in general practice
    Julia 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, spirometry and quality-of-life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Shauna 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...
  26. doi request reprint Under-diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study in primary care
    Julia 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint National survey of spirometer ownership and usage in general practice in Australia
    David 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Trends in hospital admissions and mortality from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia
    E Haydn Walters
    Med J Aust 188:258; author reply 258-9. 2008
  29. ncbi request reprint Stability of the EasyOne ultrasonic spirometer for use in general practice
    Julia 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Anti-IgE and chemotherapy: a critical appraisal of treatment options for severe asthma
    E 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint 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...