CPET at RSDC

Milli Bongiorno, Australian Alpine Snowboarder, having Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET), at RSDC

Home Based Sleep Study

A valuable test to diagnose sleep apnoea Read More ...

Comprehensive Lung Function Testing

Available at different RSDC branches

New Biologic Treatments

Available for selected patients with asthma at RSDC severe asthma clinics


Respiratory and Sleep Disorder Centre is specialised in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) conditions as well as sleep disorders. RSDC is particularly interested in Sleep Studies, Lung Function Testing and Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET), used for fitness/athlete assessment, preoperative work up and investigation of breathlessness. Our state of the art and brand new equipments along with experienced staffs provide a variety of quality respiratory and sleep diagnostics.

We offer instant respiratory and sleep review and triage patients in a timely manner, including urgent assessment of patients with pulmonary nodules and masses (with quick and easy access to bronchoscopy and PET scans), assessment of pleural diseases (with bedside thoracic ultrasound in the rooms to manage a vast group of patients with different pleural pathologies) and easy access to inpatients and home based sleep studies both in private and public setting.

Our special interests include lung function testing, sleep studies and the management of

   • Lung diseases including COPD, Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Lung Fibrosis, Interestitial Lung Diseases

   • Lung masses and nodules

   • Pleural disease

   • Obstructive sleep aponea and other more complex sleep disorders

We provide quality diagnostic testing including comprehensive respiratory function testing for paediatrics and adults as well as home-based sleep study. Please fill or download RFT request form, Sleep study request form or Medical review referral form.

We look forward to being involved in your patient’s care.


News

News

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) - A multi system disease

Intermittent hypoxemia causes abnormal metabolic response

OSA primarily affects the respiratory system during sleep by compromising upper airway and limiting air and oxygen flow into the lungs. Apnoea is defined as cessation of airflow for ≥ 10 seconds and hypopnoea is defined by a drop of ≥30% in air flow for ≥10 seconds associated with ≥3% oxygen desaturation.

Read More ...

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is performed to evaluate your capacity to exercise. It will assess how well your lungs, heart and muscles tolerate exercise and may assist in finding a cause for unexplained shortness of breath.

Your doctor may refer you to have a lung function testing to assess how well your lungs are working or to investigate respiratory symptoms such as chronic cough or shortness of breath. The following list describes respiratory function test which are commonly performed at our laboratory. Prior to attending your appointment check if you need to do anything to prepare for your test.

A sleep study is a test that is performed to find out how well you sleep and will be useful in evaluating many sleep problems.