Respiratory Research

Respiratory lab

Respiratory Investigation Unit: 

The Respiratory Investigation Unit studies the mechanical, chemical and psychological mechanisms of respiratory discomfort and activity limitation in patients with cardiorespiratory disease.

RIU researchers study breathing discomfort and activity limitation in patients with a variety of cardiorespiratory diseases (emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, COPD etc.) 

Watch Dr. Denis O’Donnell and his patient talk about COPD and participating in research:  

 

Asthma Research Unit: 

The Asthma Research Unit is part of the KGH Asthma Program. ARU staff collaborate with many researchers at other centres as part of research networks and team grants. ARU research includes:

  • asthma symptom perception and lung mechanics
  • cough variant asthma
  • asthma epidemiology (practice patterns and outcomes research)
  • asthma guidelines implementation and knowledge translation (eg. care maps, electronic care tools and indicators for electronic medical records)
  • asthma management (clinical trials and asthma education)

Read about Dr. Diane Lougheed's asthma and adult cystic fibrosis research

 

The Laboratory of Clinical Exercise Physiology in Chronic Cardiopulmonary Diseases: 

The Laboratory of Clinical Exercise Physiology in Chronic Cardiopulmonary Diseases (LACEP) studies patients with both heart and lung disease, with the goal of better understanding how the various systems within the body work together under the stress of physical exercise.

Watch Dr. Albert Neder talk about studies of patients with both heart and lung disease: