A multi-centre study led by Professor Anne Chang has received a $749,917 Medical Research Future Fund grant to address the need to identify wheeze accurately in children with portable digital technology.
World Bronchiectasis Day is held on 1 July and aims to raise awareness, share knowledge, and discuss ways to reduce the burden of bronchiectasis for patients and their families worldwide. Learn how the Cough and Airways Research group at AusHSI is focused on improving the lung health and quality of life of children with bronchiectasis.
It has now been shown that, if bronchiectasis is picked up early in children, appropriate management can reverse the radiological airway damage in some patients. It is therefore crucial that children are diagnosed early and receive the best medical care.
Many parents have not heard of bronchiectasis until their child has been diagnosed. It is often at this point that parents seek out further information, and our respiratory research group has developed several resources to support families.
Bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory disease which currently has no licensed medication specific to the condition. The BronchiEctasis Trial Testing ERdosteine investigates a bronchiectasis-specific pharmaceutical treatment aiming to improve patient outcomes.
My research uses next generation sequencing technologies to detect gene patterns in blood in children with bronchiectasis. This helps identify which children will have better outcomes and respond best to treatments.
My PhD project explores ways to measure the cost and burden of bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis is a rare, chronic respiratory condition that affects adults and children. Based on my previous experience, it is a neglected condition to which I’m hoping to give a bit more attention!