Respiratory Research Unit

Recent publications



  1. Chegou NN, Walzl G, Bolliger CT, Diacon AH, van den Heuvel MM.Evaluation of Adapted Whole-Blood Interferon-gamma Release Assays for the Diagnosis of Pleural Tuberculosis. Respiration. 2008;76(2):131-8. Epub 2008 Apr 24 [PubMed  - indexed for MEDLINE]
  2. Koegelenberg CF, Bolliger CT. Assessing regional lung function.Thorac Surg Clin. 2008 Feb;18(1):19-29, v-vi. Review.PMID: 18402198 [PubMed  - indexed for MEDLINE]
  3. Ferguson MK, Lehman AG, Bolliger CT, Brunelli A. The role of diffusing capacity and exercise tests.Thorac Surg Clin. 2008 Feb;18(1):9-17, v. Review.PMID: 18402197 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  4. Koegelenberg CF, Diacon AH, Irani S, Bolliger CT. Stair climbing in the functional assessment of lung resection candidates. Respiration. 2008;75(4):374-9. Epub 2008 Feb 13. PMID: 18272936 [PubMed - in process]
  5. CFN Koegelenberg, AH Diacon, CT Bolliger. Parapneumonic Pleural Effusion and Empyema. Respiration. 2008;75:241-250 
  6. Solide Raumforderung im vorderen Mediastinum. Robert W. Bettschart, Wolfgang Bertschmann, Chris T Bolliger. Schweiz Med Forum 2008; 8 (16): 304-305.
  7. Manuel H U Silos, CT Bolliger. ATS Best of the Web. /sections/clinical-information. Educational Resources for Bronchoscopy.
  8. Lubbe WW, Bolliger CT, Barnard BJ, Diacon AH. Cardiac Arrest following Pneumonectomy. Respiration. 2008;76(2):225-7.
  9. Plekker D, Ellis T, Irusen EM, Bolliger CT, Diacon AH. Clinical and Radiological Grading of Superior Vena Cava Obstruction. Respiration. 2008;76(1):69-75.
  10. Koegelenberg CFN, Diacon AH. Pleural Biopsy for Patients with Suspected Malignant Effusions. Int Pleural Newsletter 2008;6(2):8-9
  11. Parker A, Koegelenberg CFN, Enslin A, JD Erasmus, EM Irusen, CT Bolliger. The Masquerader. S Afr Resp J 2008;14(3):119-121
  12. den Boon S, Verver S, Lombard CJ, Bateman ED, Irusen EM, Enarson DA, Borgdorff MW, Beyers N. Comparison of symptoms and treatment outcomes between actively and passively detected tuberculosis cases: the additional value of active case finding. Epidemiol Infect. 2008 Oct; 136(10):1342-9.
  13. Irusen EM. Editorial-Asthma Control. CME 2008, April: 178-179.
  14. Irusen EM. Asthma: Primary Therapies. CME 2008 April: 180-182.
  15. Kistnasamy, E.J., Robins, T.G., Naidoo, R., Batterman, S., Mentz, G.B., Jack, C., Irusen, E. (2008) The relationship between asthma and ambient air pollutants among primary school students in Durban, South Africa, Int. J. Environment and Health, Vol. 2, Nos. 3/4, pp.365-385.
  16. Irusen EM. Chronic Persistent Asthma- a review of medicines in the step-up approach. SA Fam Pract 2008; 50: 28-36.
  17. Richter DC, Joubert JR, Nell H, Schuurmans MM, Irusen EM. Diagnostic value of post-bronchodilator pulmonary function testing to distinguish between stable, moderate to severe COPD and asthma. International Journal of COPD 2008:3(4) 693-699.


  1. Koegelenberg CFN, Diacon AH, Bolliger CT. Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation. In: Albert RK, Spiro SG, Jet JR (ed). Clinical Respiratory Medicine, 3rd Ed. Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2008;pp 275-283
  2. Koegelenberg CFN, Bolliger CT, Diacon AH. Pleural Ultrasound. In: Light RW, Lee YC (ed). Textbook of Pleural Disease, 2nd Ed. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2008;pp 271-283


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