Respiratory Support

Respiratory Support

Sleep research at Papworth RSSCThe RSSC has a long history of being at the forefront of research into the use of non-invasive ventilation and its outcomes in a variety of respiratory conditions. We are involved in the development of new technologies and modalities of ventilation to improve treatment. We have an interest in the development of new tests to allow more accurate monitoring of disease severity. The data generated from our studies is presented at national and international meetings to promote best practice and innovation. The results are published in peer reviewed journals to allow the widest possible dissemination of information.

The RSSC participates in local, national and international trials and has a proven track record of delivering high quality results with the support of Papworth Hospitalís highly rated research and development department. The RSSC team have experience of writing research protocols both in isolation and collaboratively and securing the necessary funding and ethical approvals. Research is one of the core features of our day to day practice. We believe that by actively participating in clinical trials we will be able to offer our patients the best possible care and treatments and ensure our clinical practice is of the highest quality.

Recent Publications:

  • Ali M, Smith IE, Gulati A, Shneerson JM. Pre-flight assessment in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Respirology. 2014;19:1229-32.
  • Oscroft NS, Chadwick R, Davies MG, Quinnell TG, Smith IE. Volume assured versus pressure preset non-invasive ventilation for compensated ventilatory failure in COPD. Respir Med. 2014 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Banerjee S.K, Davies M, G, Sharples L, Smith I.E. The role of facemask spirometry in motor neuron disease. Thorax 2013;68:385-386.
  • Chadwick R, Nadig V, Oscroft NS, Shneerson JM, Smith IE: Weaning from prolonged invasive ventilation in motor neurone disease: analysis of outcomes and survival. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011; 82: 643-645
  • Oscroft NS, Ali M, Gulati A, Davies MG, Quinnell TG, Shneerson JM, Smith IE. Randomised crossover study of volume assured and pressure preset noninvasive ventilation in stable COPD.  COPD. 2010; 7:398-403
  • Oscroft NS, Quinnell TG, Shneerson JM, Smith IE.  Long-term non-invasive ventilation to manage persistent ventilatory failure after COPD exacerbation. Respirology. 2010;15:818-22.
  • Bandyopadhyay D, Oscroft NS, Shneerson JM, Smith IE. Is there an alternative to pre-flight hypoxic challenge testing in scoliotic patients? Respir Med. 2010;104:1566-70.
  • Oscroft N, Quinnell TG, Shneerson JM, Smith IE The effects of withdrawing long-term nocturnal non-invasive ventilation in COPD patients. J of COPD  2010; 7: 111-116
  • Quinnell TG, Pilsworth S, Shneerson JM, Smith IE. Prolonged invasive ventilation following acute ventilatory failure in COPD: weaning results, survival, and the role of non-invasive ventilation. Chest  2006; 129: 133-9