Respiratory research focuses on conditions including asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and the treatment of dyspnoea caused by a range of conditions.
|Breathlessness is a key feature of many respiratory diseases. Also known as 'dyspnoea', it can also occur in heart disease, advanced cancer and as a consequence of obesity...|
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease|
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe a number of lung diseases that are all long-term and tend to get worse over time. Shortness of breath…|
|How the lungs work|
|The lungs are one of the hardest-working organs in the body. They expand and contract up to 20 times a minute to supply oxygen to be distributed to tissue all…|
|Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis|
|Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and ultimately fatal disease characterized by a progressive decline in lung function. The term pulmonary fibrosis means scarring of lung tissue and is…|
|Interstitial Lung Disease|
|Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), also known as Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease (DPLD) refers to a group of lung diseases affecting the interstitium (the tissue and space around the air sacs…|
|Motor Neurone Disease|
|Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which nerves gradually deteriorate. The nerves affected are those that control muscles used to move, speak,…|
|Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome|
|Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) is a breathing disorder that occurs when people who are obese experience a drop in their blood oxygen levels because of hypoventilation, meaning that not enough…|
|Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program that includes exercise, education and support. Also known as 'exercise training', it is a treatment for any chronic lung disease involving breathlessness and/or fatigue. A…|
|Respiratory - Other|
|Besides asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, there are many other chronic respiratory diseases. The most common chronic respiratory diseases include Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis, Bronchiectasis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome…|
|Sleep in Spinal Cord Injury|
|Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in the loss of feeling and movement in the body. This can be below the chest (paraplegia) or below the neck (quadriplegia). This catastrophic injury…|
|In respiratory physiology, ventilation is the movement of air between the environment and the lungs via inhalation and exhalation. Thus, for organisms with lungs, it is synonymous with breathing. Ventilation…|
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, or swimming, walking or riding a bike, can help...
Researchers at Austin Health are looking for volunteers to participate in a study exploring the impact shift work has on breast milk composition. Participants will be compensated with a $100 gift voucher.
Interested to participate in a study investigating the effect of fatigue on driving performance?
The benefits of quality sleep and to acknowledge the issue of sleep problems and their medical, educational, and social aspects as well as the prevention and management of sleep disorders, is promoted on World Sleep Day on the 17th March 2023.
The Australian's Research magazine names the top researcher and top research institution in each field of research, based on the number of citations for papers published in the top 20 journals in each field over the past five years.
Congratulations Anne Holland for winning the ERS Mid-Career Gold Medal for Allied Health Professionals in recognition of her potential for further outstanding research within a field of the allied health professions. Well Done Anne!
Congratulations to the following IBAS staff members who have been successful in obtaining research funding from the Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) for 2022.