Chest

NETosis in Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis is a chronic disabling condition. Patients suffer daily cough, sputum production and recurrent chest infections. However, this remains an ‘orphan’ disease with limited research done. In bronchiectasis there is...

Premature Aging and Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction in COPD Patients: Development of a Cell Line Model

This study will offer an insight into the pathogenesis of skeletal muscle wasting and dysfunction, an increasing problem in the aging COPD population. This could then be translated into studies...

Psychosocial and Physical Factors Influencing Employment of Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

In line with recommendations of the revised MRC guidance on complex interventions, this pilot represents the first step in informing the method and design of a main study; the principal...

Exploratory Focus Group Study to Investigate Teenagers’ Understandings, Awareness and Experiences of E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes have become commonplace and are being aggressively marketed in Scotland, but their likely public health impact is disputed. On one hand, they may be less harmful than cigarettes but...

Is childhood wheezy bronchitis an early determinant of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A longitudinal study

In what promises to be the longest-running research of its kind in the world, this Aberdeen-based team is examining evidence of whether children who have episodes of wheezing illness during...

CHSS Fellowship Award 2013: Can bacterial load define chest infections in bronchiectasis?

An obstructive lung disease, bronchiectasis is a common long-term condition caused by permanent damage to the airways. Patients suffer with recurrent cough, sputum production and frequent infections. Antibiotics can help...

Childhood asthma prevalence in 2014 – how and why has this changed over the past 50 years?

The Aberdeen Schools Asthma Survey (ASA) are repeated surveys over the longest period anywhere in the UK, and among the longest anywhere around the world.  The percentage of children with...

Profiling of extra-cellular vesicle microRNAs to identify novel cardiac injury biomarkers

Currently, diagnosis of a heart attack requires a blood test taken 12 hours after the onset of chest pain.  The researchers will investigate new markers found in the blood, microRNAs,...

Streaming Video to Augment Decision Support for Scottish Ambulance Service Treating COPD and OHCA in Edinburgh

Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) frontline paramedics need to be ready to face whatever medical emergencies may arise in the city of Edinburgh in all environments, day or night, and without...