Australians report suffering from a chronic respiratory condition
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"I want to make sure my grand kids have a happy and healthy future"Terase
Roley, a dedicated former employee of The Prince Charles Hospital knew of the importance of research and, as a result of his own medical condition ensured that advances in diagnosis and treatments of future patients would continue after his passing.
"Many thanks to The Common Good for their continuous help and support for Lung & Heart research"Maria
Clinicians and Researchers from The Prince Charles Hospital have developed whole lung lavage, a ground-breaking new treatment that provides a glimmer of hope to those suffering with artificial stone silicosis, a deadly lung disease.
Annalicia is now performing a clinical trial to see if dietary fibre can reduce inflammation in lung cells through healthy gut bacteria.
Thousands of people every year find themselves in Intensive Care suffering a life-threatening illness - and many will experience collapsed lungs. There is no definitive way to best restore the lungs after collapse - sometimes it's done using a ventilator, other times they are manually inflated.
Dr James Anderson, a Sleep Fellow at The Prince Charles Hospital, wants to make sure that these most vulnerable people in our community are receiving the care they need.
Certain pathogens are responsible for a large portion of exacerbations in COPD patients - however it is not clear exactly which ones. Professor Ian Yang wants to define the most common pathogens (viral, bacterial or fungal), that affect COPD patients at TPCH, so the correct antibiotics are administered and patients recover from these illnesses faster.
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