TSGQ e-News October 2010: Sleep Deprivation and Depression, Cognitive Function after Sleep Deprivation, and Pulmonary Function and Diabetes
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Issue 2: October 2010
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Quote of the Month:
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."
- Irish proverb

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Information for Doctors

Sleep Services
The Wesley Hospital Sleep Disorder Centre
The Wesley Hospital
1800 119 446

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John Flynn Sleep Centre
John Flynn Private Hospital
1800 215 914
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Sunshine Coast Sleep Disorders Centre
Nambour Selangor Private
(07) 5459 7444
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Thoracic Services
The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory
(07) 3870 0858
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The Wesley Pulmonary Hypertension Unit
(07) 3876 9033
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The Wesley Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit 'Breathwise'
(07) 3232 7048
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CPAP Equipment Sales & Rental Enquiries
(07) 3870 1120

Specialist Physicians

Dr Andrew Scott
Ph: (07) 3876 8405
Fax: (07) 3870 3212

Dr John Feenstra
Ph: (07) 3876 9033
Fax: (07) 3871 3222

Find out more about other members of the TSGQ team.

In Other News

TSGQ In Bridge To Brisbane

The 2010 Bridge to Brisbane was run on 29th of August in support of Autism QLD. This year’s run featured the first TSGQ corporate team! read more

Sleep Apnoea and Kidney Disease

People who sleep more or fewer than seven hours a day, including naps, are increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease, a US study shows. read more

Why Real Men and Women Need Their Sleep

A new cancer screening blood test has just been made commercially available in the U.S. and support groups have begun campaigning to make the test available here in Australia. read more

GP Events

Wesley Hospital Clinical Weekend for GPs

As part of our on-going commitment to assisting GPs and their patients, Thoracic & Sleep Group (Qld) will be attending the Wesley Hospital Clinical Weekend. Download the Weekend Program and information pack pdf, or register online.

We Want Your Feedback

Do you have a specific Thoracic or Sleep related question? Want to find out more about how we help our patients? Or do you have some feedback on our services?

Click here to email Carla.

Dear Doctors,

Welcome to the Second Edition of the TSGQ E-Newsletter! This month, you will find information on:

  • Sleep Deprivation and Depression
    Beyond Blue Anxiety and Depression Awareness (ADA) Month - October 2010
  • Cognitive Function after Sleep Deprivation
    Sleep Awareness Week - 3-9 October, 2010
  • Pulmonary Function and Diabetes
    World Spirometry Day - 14 October, 2010

We hope you enjoy this edition and wholeheartedly welcome your feedback. You can email the editor with any feedback or suggestions for both articles and news at editor@tsgq.com.au. - The Editor

Sleep Medicine News

Sleep Deprivation and Depression

Recent studies found those who slept less than five hours a night were three times more likely than normal sleepers to become psychologically distressed in the next year.

Each hour of sleep lost was linked to a 14 per cent increased risk of distress.

Beyond Blue Anxiety and Depression Awareness (ADA) Month October 2010. http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Cognitive Function After Sleep Deprivation

Recent studies indicate Total Sleep Deprivation almost triples the prevalence of lapses in attention. Furthermore, reaction times are slowed by up to 30%.

While executive functioning does not appear to wane after sleep deprivation, the dramatic decline in non-executive functioning dampens global cognitive function.

Sleep Awareness Week 3-9 October, 2010. http://www.sleepoz.org.au

Thoracic News

Pulmonary Function and Diabetes

Recent studies have shown that impaired lung function (a reduced FVC or FEV1) may be a risk factor for the future development of type 2 diabetes.

The average rate of decline in lung function (FEV1) for people with diabetes was 71ml/year compared to that of healthy non-smokers at 25-30ml/year.

World Spirometry Day 14 October, 2010. http://www.lungfoundation.com.au

Come Have Your Lungs Tested At Our State-Of-The-Art Clinic

To celebrate World Spirometry Day, we are welcoming people into our clinic for a FREE lung function test. Alternatively, look out for us in the Wesley Hospital near Medical Imaging where we will be performing Free Spirometry on the 14th October.

Click here to enquire.

Thoracic & Sleep Group News

Find Us On Medical Objects

You can now find us on Medical Objects! You can also download our referral forms straight into your practice software. Find all our referral forms here.

Ask A Scientist

Jade Pittard
B BioMed Sc., Grad Dip Pharm Sc.
Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

Q: I don't sleep well in strange places. How will you be able to perform a sleep study on me if I don't sleep?

A: "How will I be able to sleep with all this equipment on me?" is probably the most common concern we hear in the sleep lab. It is expected that most people will not get a usual night sleep in the lab, however we find the majority end up managing normal sleep efficiencies (of about 70-90%). The sleep lab is also specifically designed to create an environment "inductive to sleep". read more...

The Ask A Thoracic and Sleep Group Scientist Blog is now live!

Read popular patient and doctor Thoracic and Sleep medicine questions answered by our qualified scientists, or submit your own question to our team of scientists.

The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory News


Please contact our office to have a referral pad sent out or download a referral here.


Phone:   (07) 3870 0858
Fax:       (07) 3870 2608
Email:    lung@tsgq.com.au

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