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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

Inspire a future Respiratory trainee

  Do you know a medical student or junior doctor who might be interested in Respiratory medicine? Not sure what you can you do to encourage and inspire them to join our fantastic speciality? Here are a few ideas: Let them know about ‘Respiratory medicine: Student and trainee taster evening’ event on the 17th October … 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 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

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

Dr Jess Potter writes for the Guardian on tackling TB on a global scale

Congratulations to Dr Jess Potter, who is not only conducting research into TB here in London as part of her MRC fellowship, but is also doing amazing work to grab the public’s attention and get TB in the news. She recently wrote for the Guardian following a visit to Cambodia. Whilst in Cambodia Jess saw the impact of … 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