Pulmonary function parameters in relation to specific and generic aerobic muscle capacities in recreational and disabled post-COVID-19 swimmers
This study assessed the pulmonary function of 21 individuals with long COVID conditions who were enrolled in a water-based exercise program designed to improve pulmonary function.
Asthma control and care among six public health clinic attenders in Malaysia: A cross-sectional study
This cross‐sectional study examined risk factors for poor disease control and patterns of care in 1280 adult and children with asthma in the Klang District, Malaysia.
Risk stratification for post-operative pulmonary complications following major cardiothoracic or abdominal surgery: Validation of the PPC Risk Prediction Score for physiotherapist’s clinical decision-making
This study comprised a temporal external validation of the post-operative pulmonary complication risk prediction score in a cohort of 360 patients undergoing elective cardiothoracic or abdominal surgery.
Post-COVID-19 syndrome is rarely associated with damage of the nervous system: Findings from a prospective observational cohort study in 171 patients
This prospective, observational cohort study was undertaken to better define and validate subjective neurological complaints (eg memory loss, brain fog, headaches) in 171 patients with post-COVID-19 syndrome.
This study examined the prevalence, severity, clinical phenotype, and lung cancer risk of 16,010 former smokers with symptomatic undiagnosed COPD enrolled in a lung cancer screening cohort.
Risk stratification for postoperative pulmonary complications following major cardiothoracic and abdominal surgery – Development of the PPC risk prediction score for physiotherapists clinical decision-making
This prospective, observational study was undertaken to establish a pre-operative risk prediction score aimed at guiding clinical decisions regarding chest physiotherapy following elective major cardiothoracic or abdominal surgery.
The effects of a 30-minute napping opportunity after a night of partial sleep denied on cognitive and short-term high-intensity performance and mood states
This study evaluated the effects of a 30-minute nap on cognitive performance, short-term high-intensity performance, and mood following a night of partial sleep deprivation in 15 elite male athletes.
This paper described modifications to the design of an open-label study to characterize asthma exacerbations in patients treated with benralizumab, […]
More Air – Better Performance – Faster Recovery”: Study protocol for randomised controlled trial of the effect of post-stroke inspiratory muscle training for adults”
This paper described the design of a randomized controlled trial that will evaluate the effect of post-stroke inspiratory muscle training, […]
Effects of individualized high positive end-expiratory pressure and crystalloid administration on postoperative pulmonary function in patients undergoing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: A prospective randomized single-blinded pilot study
This prospective, randomized, single-blind pilot study examined the effect of standard or individualized PEEP with administration of restrictive or liberal […]
Prevalence, symptom burden and under-diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a lung cancer screening cohort
This cross-sectional study examined the association between symptoms, comorbidities, spirometry and emphysema, as a means of exploring the clinical significance […]
Lack of effect of nitrogen dioxide exposure on heart rate variability in patients with stable coronary heart disease and impaired left ventricular systolic function
This randomized, single blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the effect nitrogen dioxide exposure on cardiac rate, cardiac rhythm, heart rate variability, […]
Biomarkers of inflammation, oxidative stress, pro-resolving lipid mediators, triglycerides, growth factors and tissue injury in electronic cigarette users: Implications for non-invasive assessment of vaping associated lung injuries
This study evaluated whether markers from biological samples (eg plasma, urine, saliva) could provide information regarding the toxicity of vaping […]
Explaining the social patterning of lung function in adulthood at different ages: The roles of childhood precursors, health behaviours and environmental factors
This cross-sectional study examined to what extent socioeconomic patterning of lung function (in particular FEV1) varied with age in 24,500 […]
SERPINA1 11478G–>A variant, serum alpha1-antitrypsin, exacerbation frequency and FEV1 decline in COPD
This study evaluated whether the 11478G–>A polymorphism was associated with an increased risk of developing COPD and FEV1 decline in […]
Longitudinal study of health, disease and access to care in rural Victoria: The Crossroads-II study: Methods
This paper describes the design of a cross-sectional, population health study that will examine changes in the prevalence of key […]
The effect of the Winter Fuel Payment on household temperature and health: A regression discontinuity design study
This study examined whether the Winter Fuel Payment policy intervention was associated with raised household temperatures and/or improved health; the […]