Chris Thomas Bolliger

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Affiliation: University of Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi Influence of long-term smoking reduction on health risk markers and quality of life
    Chris T Bolliger
    Respiratory Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Basle, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 4:433-9. 2002
  2. doi Promoting hospital-based smoking cessation services at major Swiss hospitals: a before and after study
    Chris T Bolliger
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Swiss Med Wkly 138:427-31. 2008
  3. ncbi Preoperative assessment for lung cancer surgery
    Chris T Bolliger
    Respiratory Research Unit, Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences Tygerberg Academic Hospital and University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 11:301-6. 2005
  4. doi Effects of varenicline in adult smokers: a multinational, 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    Chris T Bolliger
    Respiratory Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Ther 33:465-77. 2011
  5. ncbi A nicotine mouth spray for smoking cessation: a pilot study of preference, safety and efficacy
    C T Bolliger
    Respiratory Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 74:196-201. 2007
  6. ncbi Use of studded Polyflex stents in patients with neoplastic obstructions of the central airways
    Chris T Bolliger
    Lung Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 71:83-7. 2004
  7. ncbi Therapeutic bronchoscopy with immediate effect: laser, electrocautery, argon plasma coagulation and stents
    C T Bolliger
    Lung Unit, Tygerberg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Eur Respir J 27:1258-71. 2006
  8. ncbi Evaluation of operability before lung resection
    Chris Thomas Bolliger
    University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 9:321-6. 2003
  9. doi Smoking cessation should have more emphasis within Tobacco Control? The case for
    C T Bolliger
    Divsion of Pulmonology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Health Policy 91:S31-6. 2009
  10. ncbi Prediction of functional reserves after lung resection: comparison between quantitative computed tomography, scintigraphy, and anatomy
    Chris T Bolliger
    Respiratory Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Respiration 69:482-9. 2002

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  1. ncbi Influence of long-term smoking reduction on health risk markers and quality of life
    Chris T Bolliger
    Respiratory Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Basle, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 4:433-9. 2002
    ....
  2. doi Promoting hospital-based smoking cessation services at major Swiss hospitals: a before and after study
    Chris T Bolliger
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Swiss Med Wkly 138:427-31. 2008
    ..Whether a 1-year nationwide, government supported programme is effective in significantly increasing the number of smoking cessation clinics at major Swiss hospitals as well as providing basic training for the staff running them...
  3. ncbi Preoperative assessment for lung cancer surgery
    Chris T Bolliger
    Respiratory Research Unit, Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences Tygerberg Academic Hospital and University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 11:301-6. 2005
    ..Pulmonary resection remains the only curative treatment option for lung cancer surgery. This review summarizes recent advances in the preoperative functional evaluation of the patient with lung cancer...
  4. doi Effects of varenicline in adult smokers: a multinational, 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    Chris T Bolliger
    Respiratory Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Ther 33:465-77. 2011
    ..Prevalence rates of smoking are rising in developing countries. Previous trials evaluating the efficacy and tolerability of the smoking-cessation medication varenicline have used largely participants of Caucasian origin...
  5. ncbi A nicotine mouth spray for smoking cessation: a pilot study of preference, safety and efficacy
    C T Bolliger
    Respiratory Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 74:196-201. 2007
    ..Various formulations of nicotine replacement therapy are commercially available...
  6. ncbi Use of studded Polyflex stents in patients with neoplastic obstructions of the central airways
    Chris T Bolliger
    Lung Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 71:83-7. 2004
    ..The Polyflex is a commercially available silastic airway stent with proven efficacy. Due to a smooth outer surface its anchorage in the airway wall is superficial which may lead to stent migration...
  7. ncbi Therapeutic bronchoscopy with immediate effect: laser, electrocautery, argon plasma coagulation and stents
    C T Bolliger
    Lung Unit, Tygerberg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Eur Respir J 27:1258-71. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi Evaluation of operability before lung resection
    Chris Thomas Bolliger
    University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 9:321-6. 2003
    ....
  9. doi Smoking cessation should have more emphasis within Tobacco Control? The case for
    C T Bolliger
    Divsion of Pulmonology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Health Policy 91:S31-6. 2009
    ..In summary, smoking cessation continues to be of paramount importance among Tobacco Control measures, and should get more emphasis especially in health care settings...
  10. ncbi Prediction of functional reserves after lung resection: comparison between quantitative computed tomography, scintigraphy, and anatomy
    Chris T Bolliger
    Respiratory Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Respiration 69:482-9. 2002
    ....
  11. ncbi Utility of rapid on-site evaluation of transbronchial needle aspirates
    Andreas H Diacon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 72:182-8. 2005
    ..Rapid on-site evaluation has been proposed as a method to improve the yield of transbronchial needle aspiration...
  12. doi Stair climbing in the functional assessment of lung resection candidates
    Coenraad F N Koegelenberg
    University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 75:374-9. 2008
    ..Stair climbing is a low-cost alternative to assess exercise capacity...
  13. doi The diagnostic yield and safety of ultrasound-assisted transthoracic biopsy of mediastinal masses
    Coenraad F N Koegelenberg
    Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 81:134-41. 2011
    ..Ultrasound (US)-assisted transthoracic biopsy offers a less invasive alternative to surgical biopsy in the setting of mediastinal masses...
  14. doi Assessing regional lung function
    Coenraad F N Koegelenberg
    Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Francie van Zijl Drive, Health Sciences Complex, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:19-29, v-vi. 2008
    ..All effectively predict postoperative forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1). Cost, local expertise and availability, and the need to predict postoperative VO maximum oxygen consumption (VO2 max) dictate the clinician's choice...
  15. ncbi Transbronchial needle aspirates: comparison of two preparation methods
    Andreas H Diacon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, PO Box 19063, 7505 Tygerberg, South Africa
    Chest 127:2015-8. 2005
    ..Specimen handling and preparation are underrated yet crucial aspects of the technique. This study was designed to identify which of two widely practiced sample preparation methods has a higher yield...
  16. ncbi Functional evaluation before lung resection
    Mace M Schuurmans
    Department of Internal Medicine, Lung Unit, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg Campus, Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Chest Med 23:159-72. 2002
    ..Pneumonectomy leads to an early permanent loss of about 33% in pulmonary function and approximately 20% in exercise capacity. Pulmonary function tests alone therefore overestimate the functional loss after lung resection...
  17. ncbi Use of an ultrathin bronchoscope in the assessment of central airway obstruction
    Mace M Schuurmans
    Lung Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Chest 124:735-9. 2003
    ..To assess the utility of an ultrathin bronchoscope (UB) in the assessment of central airway obstruction (CAO)...
  18. ncbi Intrapleural streptokinase for empyema and complicated parapneumonic effusions
    Andreas H Diacon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, P O Box 19063, 7505 Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:49-53. 2004
    ..We conclude that intrapleural streptokinase adjunctive to chest tube drainage reduces the need for surgery and improves the clinical treatment success in patients with pleural empyema...
  19. ncbi Transthoracic ultrasound for the pulmonologist
    Andreas H Diacon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tygerberg Academic Hospital and University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 11:307-12. 2005
    ..Ultrasound is set to become a practical and essential tool for the pulmonologist in the near future...
  20. ncbi Time to spirometric and exercise response in 4-week oral corticosteroid trial for stable COPD patients
    Mace M Schuurmans
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:562-8. 2005
    ..We aimed to assess the time to spirometric and exercise responses in stable COPD patients undergoing an oral corticosteroid trial...
  21. ncbi Ultrasound-assisted transthoracic biopsy: cells or sections?
    Pawel Schubert
    Department of Anatomical Pathology, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, NHLS, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Diagn Cytopathol 33:233-7. 2005
    ..US-guided FNAB by pulmonologists performed best in lung carcinoma and can be recommended as a first-line investigation in patients with a high clinical suspicion of this diagnosis...
  22. ncbi Paraneoplastic bilateral proptosis in a case of non-small cell lung cancer
    Andreas H Diacon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Chest 123:627-9. 2003
    ..The proptosis normalized 10 days after tumor resection. We conclude that the most likely cause of the reversible proptosis in this patient is paraneoplastic, a condition not previously described in the English-language literature...
  23. ncbi Comparison of a new desktop spirometer (Spirospec) with a laboratory spirometer in a respiratory out-patient clinic
    Fran├žois Swart
    Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Tygerberg Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Stellenbosch, Francie van Zijl Drive, 7505 Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respir Care 48:591-5. 2003
    ..Evaluation of new spirometry equipment can also be performed under these less favorable conditions. The Spirospec is a new desktop spirometer that is commercially available, but its accuracy has not been evaluated in a clinical setting...
  24. ncbi Therapeutic bronchoscopy for treatment-resistant COPD
    Andreas H Diacon
    Lung Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 69:451. 2002
  25. ncbi Effect of pre-treatment with nicotine patch on withdrawal symptoms and abstinence rates in smokers subsequently quitting with the nicotine patch: a randomized controlled trial
    Mace M Schuurmans
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Addiction 99:634-40. 2004
    ..To determine whether 2-week pre-treatment with transdermal nicotine influences withdrawal symptoms or success rate of subsequent smoking cessation using nicotine patches...
  26. doi Evaluation of adapted whole-blood interferon-gamma release assays for the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis
    Novel N Chegou
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, DST NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research, US MRC Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 76:131-8. 2008
    ..Recently, in vitro interferon (IFN)-gamma-based assays have been introduced in the diagnosis of latent TB, but these techniques have not been established in the diagnosis of active TB disease, including pleural TB...