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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

UCLH

Updated in Feb 2019 University College London Hospital was opened in 2005. Services offered at UCLH include accident & emergency, hyper-acute stroke unit, cancer care, critical care, endocrinology, general surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, general medicine, general neurology, rheumatology, orthopaedics, paediatric & adolescents, and urology. The latest CQC rating was overall “good“. The hospital has a growing focus on … Continue reading

Dr James Brown co-authors paper on new type of IGRA

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr James Brown who has co-authored a paper with Dr Marc Lipman and others in the European Respiratory Journal. The article “First evaluation of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus performance in contact screening” evaluated for the first time the performance of a new type of interferon-γ release assay, QuantiFERON-TB Plus (QFT-Plus), which includes an additional antigen … Continue reading

Ian Stone publishes trial in AJRCCM

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr Ian Stone who is first author of a paper in the blue journal, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He reports a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over RCT investigating the effect of lung deflation on cardiovascular structure and function using cardiac magnetic resonance. As we know, COPD is associated with significant … Continue reading

Richard Turner publishes review on a systematic approach to cough

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr Richard Turner, who has co-authored a review article in Primary Care Respiratory Medicine from the Nature group with Prof Graham Bothamley. They report a retrospective cohort study which examined the investigations necessary and the final diagnoses of people with chronic (>8wks) cough referred to a specialist cough clinic. They conclude “Most cases of chronic cough … Continue reading

New publications from RespNET trainees

North East Thames trainees are a prolific lot! The start of 2016 has seen a number of publications from trainees, and it’s great to see such a diversity of interests and research methods represented. If you are interested in writing, or research in general, why not speak to one of these trainees at the next … Continue reading

Mamta Ruparel publishes editorial in Thorax on Lung Cancer screening

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee and research fellow at the Lungs for Living Research Centre at UCL, Mamta Ruparel, who has co-authored an Editorial in Thorax with Prof Sam Janes. They argue that the UK health system serves its patients with lung cancer poorly, with a 13% 5-year survival attributed largely to late-stage presentation. Approximately 70% of … Continue reading

James Allinson publishes paper in AJRCCM

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee, James Allinson, first author of a paper in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He and his co-authors analysed data on chronic mucus hypersecretion, smoking and lung function prospectively collected by the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, a nationally representative British cohort followed since birth in 1946. … Continue reading

News and opportunities

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you all had at least some time off to indulge in christmas carols, fights over which is the best christmas film and mulled everything. We hope 2016 brings you all you wish for and more. Training The next NET Training day is on 29th February at Princess Alexandra, Harlow . Ideas … Continue reading

Training and Research opportunities

UCLP recently held an introduction evening for new ST3s across different specialties. There were some useful sessions with themes that may interest non-new SpRs (avoiding the term ‘old’ for anyone sensitive…). Here are some brief highlights, along with a reminder of some new training opportunities, and some recently released funded research posts in groups with … Continue reading

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