Respiratory Research Unit​

Recent publications

Internal Medicine


Journal Articles (subsidised)

  1. Shaw, JA Irusen EM, von  Groote-Bidlingmaier F, Warwick JM Jeremic B, du Toit R, Koegelenberg CFN. Integrated positron emission tomography/computed tomography for evaluation of mediastinal lymph node staging of non-small-cell lung cancer in a tuberculosis-endemic area: A5-yearprospective observational study. S Afr Med J 2015;105(2):145-150. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8357*
  2. Vorster MJ, Bruwer JW, Frank W, Bernasconi M, Koegelenberg CF. The Use of Propofol for Sedation in Medical Thoracoscopy. Respiration. 2015;89(5):435. doi: 10.1159/000371451*
  3. Slebos DJ, Klooster K, Koegelenberg CF, Theron J, Styen D, Valipour A, Mayse M, Bolliger CT. Thorax. 2015;70(5):411-419*
  4. Vorster MJ, Allwood BA, Koegelenberg CF. Transthoracic Ultrasonography for Clinicians. Eurasian J Pulmonol 2015; 17: 1-9
  5. Vorster MJ, Allwood BA, Diacon AH. Koegelenberg CF. Tuberculous pleural effusions: advances and controversies. J Thorac Dis 2015;7(6):981-991 [doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.02.18]*
  6. De Wet DR, Wright CA, Schubert PT, Koegelenberg CF, Louw M, Diacon AH. Mediastinal granulomatous lymphadenitis in a population at risk for HIV and tuberculosis. Diagn Cytopathol. 2015;43(9):696-700 [doi: 10.1002/dc.23280]*
  7. Koegelenberg CF, Allwood B. Gene Xpert in the frontline. S Afr Resp J. 2015;(20):102
  8. Koegelenberg CFN, Balkema CA, Jooste Y, Taljaard JJ, Irusen, EM. Validation of a severity-of-illness score in patients with tuberculosis requiring intensive care unit admission. S Afr Med J 2015;105(5): 389-392. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9148*
  9. Balkema CA, Irusen EM, Taljaard JJ, Zeier MD; Koegelenberg CFN. A prospective study on the outcome of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected patients requiring mechanical ventilation in a high burden setting. QJM 2015 [Epub]; doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcv086*
  10. Koegelenberg CFN, Irusen  EM, von Groote-Bidlingmaier F, Bruwer JW, Batubara EM, Diacon AH. The utility of ultrasound-guided thoracentesis and pleural biopsy in undiagnosed pleural exudates. Thorax 2015;70(10):995-997 [doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206567]*
  11. Fengels H, Koegelenberg CF, Bruwer JW, Wilken E, Batubara E, Swart F, Maree D,  Gonnermann A, Welte T. The effect of pleural drainage on pulmonary function testing in patients with tuberculous pleural effusions: a pilot study. Pleura 2015 [DOI: 10.1177/2373997515592380]
  12. Vorster MJ, Schubert PT, Koegelenberg CF. The Real Value of Endobronchial Ultrasound. S Afr Med 2015;10:876
  13. Pellizzon AS, Koegelenberg CFN, Irusen EM. A 2-year retrospective review of the effect of cigarette smoking status on the histological cell types of lung carcinoma in the Western Cape. S Afr Resp J 2015; 21(2):23-29
  14. Vorster MJ, Theron J, Dheda K, Bruwer JW, Allwood BA, von Groote-Bidlingmaier F, Koegelenberg CFN. Endoscopic lung volume reduction with coils. S Afr Resp J 2015; 21(2):30-32
  15. Koegelenberg CFN, Theron J, Bruwer JW, Allwood BA, Vorster MJ, von Groote-Bidlingmaier F, Dheda K. Endoscopic lung volume reduction in severe emphysema. S Afr Med J 2015;105(9): 721-723 [DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8144]*
  16. Dheda K, Koegelenberg CFN, Esmail A, Irusen EM, Wechsler ME, Niven RM, Bateman ED, Chung KF. Recommendations for the use of bronchial thermoplasty in the management of severe asthma. S Afr Med J 2015;105(9): 726-732 [DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8207]*
  17. Vorster MJ, Koegelenberg CFN. Lung volume reduction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. S Afr Med J 2015;105(9):791 [DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8427]
  18. Koegelenberg CFN, Slebos DJ, Shah PL, Theron J, Dheda K, Allwood BW, Herth FJF. Time for the global rollout of endoscopic lung volume reduction. Respiration 2015 (in press)*
  19. Koegelenberg CFN, Theron J, Dheda K, Bruwer JW, Allwood BW, Vorster MJ, von Groote-Bidlingmaier F, Slebos DJ, Shah PL, Herth FJF. Recommendations for the use of endoscopic lung volume reduction in South Africa: Role in the treatment of emphysema. S Afr Med J 2015;105(10):810-815*
  20. Botha PR, Koegelenberg CF. Risk Factors for Tuberculosis in Patients Receiving Tumour Necrosis Factor-α Blockers: What Do We Really Know? Respiration. 2015;90(3):185-186.*
  21. Barnard DA, Irusen EM, Bruwer JW, Plekker D, Whitelaw A, Deetlefs JD, Koegelenberg CFN. The utility of Xpert MTB/RIF performed on bronchial washings obtained in patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis in a high prevalence setting. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2015;15(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s12890-015-0086-z*
  22. Allwood BA, van Zyl-Smit RN. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in South Africa: Under-recognised and undertreated. S Afr Med J 2015;105(9):785
  23. Allwood BA, Calligaro G. Pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: An African perspective. S Afr Med J 2015;105(9):789
  24. Maree DM. Five tips for good office spirometry. S Afr Med J 2015;105(9):791
  25. Dheda K, Koegelenberg CFN, Esmail A, Irusen EM, Wechsler M, Niven RM, Fan Chung K, Bateman ED. Indications for the use of bronchial thermoplasty in severe asthma. S Afr Med J 2015;105(10): 808-809*
  26. Du Toit R, Shaw JA, Irusen EM, Von Groote-Bidlingmaier F, Warwick JM, Koegelenberg CFN. The Diagnostic Accuracy of Integrated Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Mass Lesions in a Tuberculosis-Endemic Area. S Afr Med J 2015;105(12):  In press*
  27. Porcel JM, Azzopardi M, Koegelenberg CF, Maldonado F, Rahman NM, Lee Y. The diagnosis of pleural effusions. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2015 Oct 8:1-15. [Epub ahead of print]*
  28. Koegelenberg CF, Vorster MJ. Chemical Pleurodesis for Malignant Pleural Effusion: How Far Have We Come in 80 Years? Respiration. 2015 [Epub ahead of print]*
  29. Simon D, Greyling KE, Irusen EM, Rigby J, Taljaard JJ, Koegelenberg CFN. Pneumocystis jiroveci and Cytomegalovirus co-infection in an immunocompromised patient. S Afr Resp J 2015; 21(4) [in press]

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