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…|
|Lung cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Australia and the most common cause of cancer death. Research into all aspects of lung cancer is therefore vital.|
|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…|
|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…|
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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, such as walking or riding a bike, can help make...
Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is abnormal during sleep. There are two main forms of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. For obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is reduced because the airway...
This Sleep Awareness Week, Austin Health's sleep experts remind us all that sleep is integral to good health, particularly at times when we're under stress.
University of Melbourne Chair of Physiotherapy at Austin Health, Professor David Berlowitz has had quite a memorable week.
Many have asked, when will IBAS be on Twitter. We are happy to announce that IBAS is finally there!
Melbourne researchers have found that 80 percent of people with quadriplegic spinal injuries have sleep apnoea. It's having a big effect on their lives but they don't know they have it, and they don't know it can be treated.