Improving inhaler technique and adherence: a complex problem in practice:

Bosnic-Anticevic, S.

5 November, 2015

The role of medications in the management of asthma is central to good asthma control, and this is reflected in asthma management guidelines globally. However, when it comes to the management of asthma medicine use in practice, there are significant issues associated with the inappropriate use of inhaled medications.

Research where it is most needed:

Beasley, R.

5 November, 2015

Presentation to Respiratory Conference New Zealand November 2015

The impact of respiratory disease in New Zealand: 2014 update:

Telfar Barnard, L., Baker, M., Pierse, N., & Zhang, J.

4 April, 2015

This report covers six respiratory disease indicators: asthma, bronchiectasis, childhood bronchiolitis and pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and total respiratory disease.

The effect of an electronic monitoring device with audiovisual reminder function on adherence to inhaled corticosteroids and school attendance in children with asthma: a randomised controlled trial.:

Chan, A., Stewart, A., Harrison, J., Camargo, C., Black, P., Mitchell, E.

12 March, 2015

We did a randomised controlled trial in patients aged 6–15 years who attended the regional emergency department in Auckland, New Zealand with an asthma exacerbation and were on regular inhaled corticosteroids.

The Global Asthma Report 2014:

Global Asthma Network

30 October, 2014

The Global Asthma Report 2014 includes strategic and practical recommendations and valuable information for governments, health organisations, health professionals, and people with asthma.

Challenges for Tokelau families with family members with asthma or COPD in maintaining a healthy environment:

Pene, G.

26 August, 2013

We spend more than 75% of our time indoors, so keeping the houses of people with asthma and COPD warm and dry is crucial for maintaining their health.

Quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health:

​ Keall, M.

1 November, 2012

Damp and mould in homes have been established as risk factors for respiratory health. There is a need for a relatively straightforward assessment of the home that quantifies this risk.

Randomised controlled trial of high concentration versus titrated oxygen therapy in severe exacerbations of asthma:

Perrin, K. et al

19 May, 2011

Conclusion: High concentration oxygen therapy causes a clinically significant increase in PtCO2 in patients presenting with severe exacerbations of asthma. A titrated oxygen regime is recommended in the treatment of severe asthma, in which oxygen is administered only to patients with hypoxaemia, in a dose that relieves hypoxaemia without causing hyperoxaemia

Towards better assessment and treatment of exercise induced wheeze:

Taylor, R.

12 December, 2010

In a randomized cross-over trial, cromoglycate, formoterol and montelukast were equally effective in low FENO patients.

Respiratory Research Review Issue 145:

Professor Lutz Beckert

1 March, 2018

Research review with a focus on Asthma