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Inspire Archive 1991-2001

The issues before January 2002 have been scanned.
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Inspire Contents - 2001 Issues

Inspire - Oct 2001 – Volume 3 No.2

  • Message from the Chairman
  • ARTP Staffing Report 2001 B Cooper
  • Transfer Factor Audit T Watts
  • Email Forum Digest K Butterfield
  • Abstract -Pulse Oximetry in a COPD Clinic ZJ Mason, CG Billings, JC Waterhouse, RA Lawson
  • Clinical Physiology Journal Review (Journal of Electrophysiological Technology)

Inspire - May 2001 – Volume 3 No.1

  • National Issues
  • ARTP/BTS Short Course - INterpretation of Lung Function Tests C Gilliland
  • Gas Analyser Linearity Checks Nigel Clayton
  • Exercise Testing in Clinical Practice and Research (Press Release)
  • ARTP Winter Meeting Review S Lowe
  • Abstracts from the Winter Meeting...
    • Health Status in Patients with Idiopathic Hyperventilation is Comparable with Patients with Severe COPD S Jack, L Davis, MG Pearson, PMA Calverley, CJ Warburton
    • Idiopathic Hyperventilation During Wakefullness and Sleep S Lowe, S Jack, CJ Warburton,PMA Calverley
    • An Audit of Reference (Predicted) Values Used in Adult Respiratory Laboratories AJ Moore, AK Butterfield
    • Do Respiratory Function Laboratories Comply with BTS/ARTP Guidelines? AJ Moore, AK Butterfield
    • Non-Invasive Assessement of Gas Excvhange Indices and Ventilatory Response to Exercise Following Heart Transplantation R Carter, OA Al-Rawas, A Stevenson, RD Stevenson, SK Naik, DJ Wheatley 
    • Primary Care Access to Respiratory Assessment in COPD: Pilot Scheme and Follow Up J Van Der Host, R Carter, A Oliver, SW Banham
    • Does Point of Care Capillary Haemoglobin Analysis Improve Interpretation of Gas Transfer Tests? R Anthony, SC Hazard, J Christian, P Dennis, K Dakin, BG Cooper
    • Spirometry - Variability Due To Temperature Correction Algorithms CG Billings, JC Waterhouse, D Fishwick
    • Can a Two Week Trial of CPAP Treatment Return Patients' Perception of Vitality to Taht of the Local Population? JC Waterhouse, JE Brazier, CG Billings, ZJ Mason, D Fishwick
    • An Audit of Lung Function Equipment in the Trent Region BG Cooper, JHD Muirhead, HJ BRiggs, DD Vara, M Jackson, L Knowles, G Martin, F Bradish, JC Waterhouse, L Watson, RE Anthony, C Bradfield, RC Wells, C Roberts, I Caldwell
  • Email Forum Digest K Butterfield
  • ARTP AGM Minutes J Caldwell

Inspire Contents - 2000 Issues

Inspire - Dec 2000 – Volume 2 No.7

  • Press Release Thermo Respiratory Group
  • Email Forum Digest K Butterfield
  • National Issues / Clinical Physiology Statutory Regulation S Hill, A Burge
  • Australia & New Zealand Thoracic Society A Kendrick
  • Bursary Report (Cystic Fibrosis Case Study) J Fallen
  • The Nitrogen Recovery Method of Lung Volume Measurement: A Validation Against Multibreath Helium and Body Plethysmography R Carter, SW Banham, RD Stevenson
  • Special Gases Survey B Cooper

Inspire - July 2000 – Volume 2 No.6

  • Website News K Butterfield
  • AGM Report J Caldwell
  • ARTP Millenium Meeting Report
  • Abstracts from the Winter Meeting...
    • Can a Single Breath Dilution Measurement (Nitrogen Recovery) Give As Good An Estimate of Lung Volume as Multibreath Heliumor Body Plethysmography R Carter, RD Stevenson, A Oliver
    • Assessment for Provision of Nebulisers in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital JC Waterhouse
    • Consideration of Study Design When Assessing Published Effects on Respiratory Health CG Billings
    • Laboratory Assessment of Fitness to Fly in patients with Lung Disease: A Practical Approach AG Robson, TK Hartung, JA Innes
    • Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Technicians Can Do It Too!! HJ MOuld, SC Johnson
    • Is Interupter Airways Resistance (Rtot) Related to Flow Rate? N Eiser, C Phillips, D McLeod
    • Use of the Incremental Shuttle Walking Tests (ISWT) in the Assessment of Patients for Cardiac Transplantation C Newall, M Lewis, RS Bonser, SL Hill
    • Respiratory Symptoms and Lung Function Change in Welders, How Do They Compare to Workplace Exposures? D Fishwick, LM Bradshaw, T Slater, AD Curran, N Pearce
    • Application of Within Breath Forced Oscillometry in Bronchodilator Reversibility Testing MK Johnson, R Carter, RD Stevenson
    • Estimating an Individual's Ability to Work and Play KE Oates,CJ Warburton, DH Davies, MJ Pearson
    • The Role of Inspiratory Capacity (IC) Measurements to Assess Changes in Hyperinflation Post Bronchodilator J Cater, J Harrison, SL Hill
    • Postural Changes and its Influence Upon The Carbon Monoxide Transfer Factor of the Lungs L Hancox, J Harrison, J Carter, SL Hill
    • The Comparison of a Patient Questionnaire to Outcome in the Detection of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome L Mattock, ZJ Pragnell, CG Billings, D Fishwick, JC Waterhouse
    • An Investigation of the Correlation Between Alveolar Volume (Va) and Total Lung Capacity (TLC) JK Lloyd, R Clarke
    • Changes In Health Status During a Two Week Trial of CPAP Treatment ZJ Pragnell L Mattock, CG Billings, D Fishwick, JC Waterhouse
    • Controlled Environmental Exposure to Ammonia in Normal Volunteers - A Pilot Study LM Bradshaw, D Fishwick, AD Curran, C Barber, J Cocker, K Jones, J Farrant
    • The Role of Impulse Ocillometry in The Assessment of Reversibility in Patients with Emphysema Due To Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency J Harrison, J Carter, RA Stockely SL Hill
    • Arterialised Earlobe Blood Gases: Used for Long Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) Prescription J Ashley, CS Thompson, DL Smith
  • Laboratory Assessment of Fitness to Fly in Patients with Lung Disease: A Practical Approach AG Robson TK Hartung JA Innes
  • Review of Recent Articles

Inspire - Feb 2000 – Volume 2 No.5

  • ARTP Scottish Forum - A New Initiative G Butcher
  • Executive Update J Lloyd
  • Spirometry Training Issues R Harkawat
  • Review of Recent Articles

Inspire Contents - 1999 Issues

Inspire - Sept 1999 – Volume 2 No.4

  • Update on Statutory Regulation of Practice SL Hill
  • Oxygen Saturation - The Highs and the Lows L Watson
  • The Realtionship Bewteen Changes in FEV1 and SGaw Following Bronchodilator Administration and its Implication for Assessing Bronchodilator Response in Patients with Airflow Obstrcution R Carter, SW Banham
  • Measurement Matters (1) S Revill
  • Review of Recent Articles
  • Competency In Drug Administration

Inspire - Apr 1999 – Volume 2 No.3

  • Quick Road Test: CPAP Machines BG Cooper
  • Practical Notes: A Point Worth Noting! R Harkawat, L Murray
  • AGM Minutes CJ Benson
  • Bursary Report - BTS Winter Meeting 1998 K Dakin
  • Bursary Report - ARTP Winter Meeting 1998 R Clarke
  • Assessment of Patients with Hyperventilation Syndrome M Bucknall
  • Review of Recent Articles

Inspire - Jan 1999 – Volume 2 No.2

  • Methacholine Challenge Testing J Harrison, J Carter
  • Professional Issue Update SL Hll
  • Do They Mean Us? L Watson
  • Quick Road Test: Bi Level PAP Machines BG Cooper
  • Audit of Disinfection of Respiratory  Function Equipment in Trent Region D Muirhead
  • Review of Recent Articles

Inspire Contents - 1998 Issues

Inspire - Sept 1998 – Volume 2 No.1

  • ARTP Bursary Questionnaire Results J Benson
  • An Evaluation of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing R Carter MK Sridhar, SW Banham
  • The Assessment of Reversible Airways Obstruction in COPD - Is There a Need For Body Plethysmography? S Wimpress
  • Book Reviews 
  • Review of Recent Articles

Inspire - Mar 1998 – Volume 1 No.10

  • Profile of a Department - Kings Mill Centre
  • Chairman's AGM Report 1997/98 SL Hill
  • Chairman's Letter to the Membership BG Cooper
  • ARTP 25th Conference Pictures
  • A View form the BTS Winter Meeting S Charlesworth
  • The Relationship Between Changes in FEV1 and Sgaw Following Bronchodilator Administration R Carter, SW Banham
  • Review of Recent Articles
  • Clinical Exercise Testing With refernece to Lung Diseases: Indications, Standardization and Interpretation Strategies. An appraisal of ERS Task Force Article ERJ 1997;10: 2662-2689 (Roca & Whipp) S Revill, A Kendrick

Inspire Contents - 1997 Issues

Inspire - Aug 1997 – Volume 1 No.9

  • 1997 ATS Conference - San Francisco  S Wimpress
  • Pilot ARTP Respiratory Services Survey by Questionnaire BG Cooper
  • Review of Recent Articles
  • A Vaildation of the Morgan Transflow System for the Measurement of the Single Breath Transfer Factor R Carter
  • Letters

Inspire - Feb 1997 – Volume 1 No.8

  • Chairman's AGM Report 1995/96 SL Hill
  • Variation of Bronchodilator Response With Age EC Smith
  • Assessment of Severity of Impairment in Lung Function Testing - Comparison of Stanfdardised Residuals and Percent Predicted L Phillips, LWatson, WJM Kinear
  • Long Term Oxygen Therapy IJ Cliff
  • CPAP The Truth L Phillips
  • ARTP Winter Meeting Nov 1996 
  • A Method for Measuring SNIP (Sniff Nasal Inspiratory Pressure) Using the PK Morgan pmax Monitor - "SNIPs for a Snip" L Watson
  • Review of Recent Articles

Inspire Contents - 1996 Issues

Inspire - Aug 1996 – Volume 1 No.7

  • Perth '96 AH Kendrick
  • Winter BTS J Ashley
  • Results of Training Funds and Meetings Questionnaire
  • Book Review - Interfacing the IBM PC to Medical Equipment
  • Letters (Name Change?)
  • Review of Recent Articles

Inspire - Feb 1996 – Volume 1 No.6

  • Report on the Winter ARTP Meeting C Thomas
  • Environmental Carbon Monoxide Pollution Levels and the Carbon Monoxide Single Breath Transfer Test - A Perspective L Phillips
  • Review of Recent Articles

Inspire Contents - 1991 to 1995 Issues


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