Respiratory Research Unit

Recent publications



  1. JM Tschopp, JM Schnyder, P Astoul, M Noppen, M Froudarakis, CT Bolliger, S Gasparini, GF Tassi, F Rodriguez-Panadero, R Loddenkemper, Y Aelony, JP Janssen. Pleurodesis by talc poudrage under simple medical thoracoscopy: an international opinion. Thorax 2009; 64: 273-274.
  2. CFN Koegelenberg, CT Bolliger, D Plekker, CA Wright, K Brundyn, M Louw, P Schubert, MM van den Heuvel, AH Diacon. Diagnostic yield and safety of ultrasound-assisted biopsies in superior vena cava syndrome. Eur Respir J 2009; 33: 1389-1395.
  3. CT Bolliger. Smoking Cessation should have more emphasis within Tobacco Control? The case for. Health Policy 91 Suppl 1 (2009) S31 - S36.
  4. AM Gross, AH Diacon, MM van den Heuvel, J van Rensburg, D Harris, CT Bolliger. Management of life-threatening haemoptysis in an area of high tuberculosis incidence. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 13(7); 875-880.
  5. A Brunelli, A Charloux, CT Bolliger, G Rocco, J-P Sculier, G Varela, M Licker, MK Ferguson, C Faivre-Finn, RM Huber, EM Clini, T Win, D De Ruysscher, and L Goldman ERS/ESTS clinical guidelines on fitness for radical therapy in lung cancer patients (surgery and chemo-radiotherapy).  on behalf of the European Respiratory Society and European Society of Thoracic Surgeons joint task force on fitness for radical therapy. European Respiratory Journal 2009; 34: 17-41.
  6. P van der Bijl, EM Irusen, CT Bolliger. Pulmonary Echinococcosis.  The Specialist Forum, May 2009. pg 10-15.
  7. EM Irusen, D Plekker. Non-pharmacological management of COPD. CME April 2009 Vol.27 No.4, pg 162-164.
  8. SMH Kannenberg, CFN Koegelenberg, HF Jordaan, CT Bolliger. A Patient with Leonine Facies and Occult Lung Disease.Respiration, published online on 14.10.2009, 08:38:59.
  9. CFN Koegelenberg, CT Bolliger, J Theron, G Walzl, CA Wright, M Louw, AH Diacon. A direct comparison of the diagnostic yield of ultrasound -assisted Abrams and Tru-cut needle biopsies for pleural tuberculosis. Thorax, 2009
  10. AH Diacon, CFN Koegelenberg, P Schubert, M Louw, CT Bolliger. Rapid on-site evaluation of transbronchial aspirates: randomized comparison of two methods. Eur Respir J, 2009.
  11. A Charloux, A Brunelli, CT Bolliger, G Rocco, J-P Sculier, G Varela, M Licker, MK Ferguson, C Faivre-Finn, RM Huber, EP Clini, T Win, D De Ruysscher, L Goldman. Lung function evaluation before surgery in lung cancer patients: how are recent advances put into practice? A survey among members of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and the Thoracic Oncology Section of the European Respiratory Society(ERS). Interact Cardiovasc Thorag Surg.9 (6)2009
  12. S Springmeyer, CT Bolliger, TK Waddell, X Gonzalez, DE Wood. Treatment of heterogeneous emphysema using the spiartion IBV valve. Thorac Surg Clin 19 (2) 2009
  13. A Brunelli, A Charloux, CT Bolliger, G Rocco, J-P Sculier, G Varela, M Licker, MK Ferguson, C Faivre-Finn, RM Huber, EP Clini, T Win, D De Ruysscher, L Goldman.The European Respiratory Society and European Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines for evaluating fitness for radical treatment (surgery and chemoradiotherapy)in patients with lung cancer. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg,36(1)2009.
  14. CT Bolliger. Functional reserve before lung resection: how low can we go? Respiration 78(1) 2009.
  15. D Plekker, CFN Koegelenberg, P Schubert, CT Bolliger. An unusual cause of hoarseness.  Respiration 77,(3) 2009
  16. CT Bolliger. The right direction.  Respiration 77(1) 2009
  17. RW Bettschart, CT Bolliger. Symptomlss aspiration of a dental drill .Respiration 78(3)2009
  18. B Mash, H Rhode, M Pather, G Ainslie, E Irusen, A Bheekie, P Mayers. Quality of asthma care: Western Cape Province, South Africa. SAMJ December 2009, Vol.99, No 12
  19. Conradie M, Koegelenberg CFN, Irusen EM.  The patient profile of paucibacillary tuberculosis in the Western Cape, South Africa.  S Afr Resp J 2009;15(4):135-139
  20. Pecoraro AJK, Louw M, Gross A, Koegelenberg CFN.  An uncommon cause of superior vena cava obstruction.  S Afr Resp J 2009;15(4):147-148
  21. Moses J, Koegelenberg CFN, Brundyn H, Bolliger CT. A cryptic case of brain metastases. S Afr Resp J 2009;15(2):68-71
  22. Davel S, Irusen EM, Hall. Asthma in pregnancy; don't lose control. Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2009; 1: 4-9.
  23. van der Bijl P, Irusen E, Bolliger CT. Pulmonary echinococcosis.  The Specialist Forum 2009; 9(5):10-15.
  24. de Witt P, Irusen EM, Doubell AF. Is the heart half full or half empty? SA Heart J 2009; 6: 120-121.
  25. Bob Mash, Hilary Rhode, Michael Pather, Gillian Ainslie, Irusen EM, Angeni Bheekie, Pat Myers. Quality of Asthma care: Western Cape Province, South Africaca. S Afr Med J 2009; 99: 892-896.
  26. Arendse, Irusen EM An atropine and glycopyrrolate combination reduces mortality in organophosphate poisoning. Human & Experimental Toxicology. Hum Exp Toxicol 2009; 11: 715-720.
  27. Conradie M, Koegelenberg C, Irusen EM. The patient profile of paucibacillary pulmonary tuberculosis in the Western Cape, South Africa. SA Resp J Dec 2009.


  1. CFN Koegelenberg, D Plekker, CT Bolliger. Functional evaluation for treatment. European Respiratory Monograph ERM44-010.3d 2009, 44, pp 1-18.
  2. CFN Koegelenberg, AH Diacon, CT Bolliger. Transthoracic Ultrasound for Chest Wall, Pleura, and the Peripheral Lung. Clinical Chest Ultrasound : From the ICU to the Bronchoscopy Suite. Prog Respir Res. Basel, Karger,2009 vol37, pp22-33
  3. 2009: Images for TUBERCULOSIS - A COMPREHENSIVE CLINICAL TREATISE; Edited  by Alimuddin Zumla, and H. Simon Schaaf
    Chapter 82 & 84: Case studies on pulmonary and other intra-thoracic manifestations  of tuberculosis in adults. Reuter H, Irusen EM.


  1. Clinical Chest Ultrasound. From the ICU to Bronchoscopy Suite. Bolliger CT, Herth FJF, Mayo PH, Miyazawa T, Beamis JF (eds). Prog Respir Res. Basel, Karger, 2009.