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Get ahead of lung cancer screening with Dr Mamta Ruparel’s recent publication

With the recent report of the NELSON trial finding that the use of low dose CT screening among asymptomatic men at high risk for lung cancer led to a 26% (9-41%, 95% CI) reduction in lung cancer deaths at 10 years of study follow-up (at 86% compliance), Lung Cancer screening looks more and more likely … Continue reading

Congratulations to Dr Matt Burman on his latest paper with the TBNet group

Congratulations to Matt Burman on his latest paper as part of the European collective TBNet. The study explored second line drugs used to treat multidrug-resistant (MDR)- tuberculosis (TB) and their effect on QT interval. Fluoroquinolones and, possibly, clofazimine can prolong the QTc, as do bedaquiline and delamanid. A QTc >500 ms is considered a risk factor … Continue reading

Dr LJ Smith wins BMA Doctors as Volunteers competition

Congratulations to LJ who was one of just two winners of this year’s BMA Doctors as Volunteers competition. You can see all the shortlisted posters, with volunteering projects from London to Zanzibar, on the BMA Doctors as Volunteers site. Read more about LJ’s experience of volunteering at Euston Foodbank on her blog.

Dr LJ Smith publishes systematic review on prognostic scores in COPD

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr LJ Smith who has published a systematic review on prognostic scores identifying the end of life in COPD. The was was undertaken during OOPR at Imperial College London, supervised by Dr Jennifer Quint. The review concludes that a number of variables contributing to the prediction of all-cause mortality in COPD have … Continue reading

Dr Alex MacKay and other NET trainees publish RCT on Roflumilast

Congratulations to recently CCT-ed North East Thames trainee Dr Alex MacKay who has published an RCT on Roflumilast at acute exacerbations of COPD. You’ll notice other North East Central Thames names on the author list, including Dr Anant Patel, Consultant at the Royal Free Hospital, and Dr Richa Singh, Consultant at the Royal London. The work … Continue reading

Dr James Allinson publishes not one, but three papers!

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr James Allinson who has published not one, but three papers recently. The main article is based on work completed as part of James’ PhD, supervised by Prof Wedzicha.   It looked at 2172 individuals, from a cohort enrolled at birth in March 1946. It found that besides accelerating adult FEV1 … Continue reading

News and opportunities

Breaking news WELCOME TO THE NEW ST3s who will be joining us in October. You will have met several of them on the Pleural training day at Royal Free. We’re excited about them joining the North East Central London Respiratory Family! Say hi at the next training day. Have a look a the ST3 page … Continue reading

Merry Respmas!

We hope you are all enjoying the Christmas period, and have plenty of time to spend with friends and family. Some of us in RespNET have been spending time with our Respiratory family, and have contributed to this Respiratory Futures Trainees film. Can you spot two RespNET trainees and hear the voice of our very own … Continue reading

James Allinson wins BLF Early Career Investigator Award

Congratulations to Dr James Allinson, who was awarded the BLF Early Career Investigator Award at the BTS Winter Meeting 2016. James has been on OOPR, working in Prof Wedzicha’s group at NHLI, Imperial College London. He presented his work in the symposium on Wednesday afternoon. Early-life respiratory tract infection and adult susceptibility to chronic mucus hypersecretion … Continue reading

BTS Winter 2016: The RespNET roundup

December is here, which means infective exacerbations, flu-jabs galore, the search for the perfect lung-themed gift, and of course the BTS Winter meeting! Once again, it’s striking how many familiar names from the NorthEast Thames programme feature in the programme. So, to celebrate all the great research being conducted in our region, below are your RespNET highlights. … Continue reading