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Health Sciences profile

Professor Lutz Beckert

PositionHead of Department and Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (UOC)
QualificationsMB BS MD(Hamburg) MRCP(UK) FRACP
Research summaryRespiratory physiology and clinical medicine

Research

  • Venous Thrombembolism
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Clinical Audits
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Bronchiectasis
  • Research into Teaching

Publications

Huria, T., Palmer, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., & Pitama, S. (2017). Indigenous health: Designing a clinical orientation program valued by learners. BMC Medical Education, 17, 180. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-1019-8

Reddel, H. K., Beckert, L., Moran, A., Ingham, T., Ampon, R. D., Peters, M. J., & Sawyer, S. M. (2017). Is higher population-level use of ICS/LABA combination associated with better asthma outcomes? Cross-sectional surveys of nationally representative populations in New Zealand and Australia. Respirology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/resp.13123

Han, L., Ha, A., Jennings, L. C., & Beckert, L. (2017). Survey of patients admitted to hospital with laboratory confirmed influenza A virus infection in 2012 and 2014: Lessons for the future. International Journal of Vaccines & Immunization, 3(1). doi: 10.16966/2470-9948.114

Swinburn, B., Vandevijvere, S., on behalf of submitting health professors, including Hornblow, A., Taylor, B., Drummond, B., Murdoch, D., Mangin, D., Sarfati, D., Sellman, D., Sopoaga, F., Thomson, G., Abel, G., Hoek, J., Connor, J., Krebs, J., Mann, J., McCall, J., Broughton, J., Toop, L., Signal, L., Beckert, L., Farella, M., Baker, M., Keall, M., Skeaff, M., Thomson, M., Wilson, N., Chandler, N., Priest, P., Brunton, P., Crampton, P., Gendall, P., Howden-Chapman, P., Taylor, R., Edwards, R., Gauld, R., McGee, R., Mulder, R., Derrett, S., Hales, S., Pullon, S., & Blakely, T. (2017). Proposed new industry code on unhealthy food marketing to children and young people: Will it make a difference? New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1450), 94-101. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Chang, C. L., Wong, C., Beckert, L., Shafuddin, E., Beasley, R., Young, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). β-blockers in exacerbations of COPD: Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial. ERJ Open Research, 3(1), 00090-2016. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00090-2016

Chapter in Book - Other

Beckert, L. (2013). Medicine. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 25-29). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

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Journal - Research Article

Huria, T., Palmer, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., & Pitama, S. (2017). Indigenous health: Designing a clinical orientation program valued by learners. BMC Medical Education, 17, 180. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-1019-8

Han, L., Ha, A., Jennings, L. C., & Beckert, L. (2017). Survey of patients admitted to hospital with laboratory confirmed influenza A virus infection in 2012 and 2014: Lessons for the future. International Journal of Vaccines & Immunization, 3(1). doi: 10.16966/2470-9948.114

Reddel, H. K., Beckert, L., Moran, A., Ingham, T., Ampon, R. D., Peters, M. J., & Sawyer, S. M. (2017). Is higher population-level use of ICS/LABA combination associated with better asthma outcomes? Cross-sectional surveys of nationally representative populations in New Zealand and Australia. Respirology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/resp.13123

Beckert, L., Wiseman, R., Pitama, S., & Landers, A. (2016). What can we learn from patients to improve their non-invasive ventilation experience? 'It was unpleasant; if I was offered it again, I would do what I was told'. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001151

Landers, A., Wiseman, R., Pitama, S., & Beckert, L. (2015). Patient perceptions of severe COPD and transitions towards death: A qualitative study identifying milestones and developing key opportunities. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 25, 15043. doi: 10.1038/npjpcrm.2015.43

Stamp, L. K., Chapman, P. T., Francis, J., Beckert, L., Frampton, C., Watts, R. A., & O'Donnell, J. L. (2015). Association between environmental exposures and granulomatosis with polyangiitis in Canterbury, New Zealand. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 17, 333. doi: 10.1186/s13075-015-0852-6

Baimatova, I., Smith, C., Beckert, L., & Singh, H. (2015). Treatment of octogenarians with lung cancer: A single centre audit of treatments and outcomes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1419). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Buchanan, J., Buckley, C., Jennings, L. C., & Beckert, L. (2014). Lack of effect of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine against influenza A (H3N2) infections in hospitalised patients in winter 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1398). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

O'Reilly-Nugent, A., Kelly, P. T., Stanton, J., Swanney, M. P., Graham, B., & Beckert, L. (2014). Measurement of oxygen concentration delivered via nasal cannulae by tracheal sampling. Respirology, 19, 538-543. doi: 10.1111/resp.12268

Sahrawat, R., Robb, M. P., Kirk, R., & Beckert, L. (2014). Effects of inhaled corticosteroids on voice production in healthy adults. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 39(3), 108-116. doi: 10.3109/14015439.2013.777110

Erskine, N., Daley, V., Stevenson, S., Rhodes, B., & Beckert, L. (2013). Smoking prevalence increases following Canterbury earthquakes. Scientific World Journal, 2013, 596957. doi: 10.1155/2013/596957

Edwards, A. L., Gunningham, S. P., Clare, G. C., Hayman, M. W., Smith, M., Frampton, C. M. A., Robinson, B. A., Troughton, R. W., & Beckert, L. E. L. (2013). Professional killer cell deficiencies and decreased survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Respirology, 18(8), 1271-1277. doi: 10.1111/resp.12152

Yang, J., Stanton, J., Wang, L., Beckert, L., Frampton, C., Burton, D., & Swanney, M. P. (2013). Effect of salbutamol on the measurement of single-breath diffusing capacity. Respirology, 18(8), 1223-1229. doi: 10.1111/resp.12125

Parnaby, C. N., Bailey, W., Balasingham, A., Beckert, L., Eglinton, T., Fife, J., Frizelle, F. A., Jeffery, M., & Watson, A. J. M. (2012). Pulmonary staging in colorectal cancer: A review. Colorectal Disease, 14(6), 660-670. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2011.02601.x

Leow, L. P., Huckabee, M.-L., Anderson, T., & Beckert, L. (2010). The impact of dysphagia on quality of life in ageing and Parkinson's disease as measured by the Swallowing Quality of Life (SWAL-QOL) questionnaire. Dysphagia, 25(3), 216-220. doi: 10.1007/s00455-009-9245-9

Walker, J., Kelly, P., & Beckert, L. (2010). Airline policies for passengers with obstructive sleep apnoea who require in-flight continuous positive airways pressure. Respirology, 15, 556-561. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01716.x

Walker, J., Kelly, P. T., & Beckert, L. (2009). Airline policy for passengers requiring supplemental in-flight oxygen. Respirology, 14(4), 589-594. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01521.x

Salah Kamel, K., Beckert, L. E., & Stringer, M. D. (2009). Novel insights into the elastic and muscular components of the human trachea. Clinical Anatomy, 22(6), 689-697. doi: 10.1002/ca.20841

Kelly, P. T., Swanney, M. P., Seccombe, L. M., Frampton, C., Peters, M. J., & Beckert, L. E. (2009). Predicting the response to air travel in passengers with non-obstructive lung disease: Are the current guidelines appropriate? Respirology, 14(4), 567-573. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01520.x

Kelly, P. T., Swanney, M. P., Stanton, J. D., Frampton, C. M., Peters, M. J., & Beckert, L. E. (2009). Resting and exercise response to altitude in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 80(2), 102-107. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.2434.2009

Than, M. P., Helm, J., Calder, K., Ardagh, M. W., Smith, M., Flaws, D. F., & Beckert, L. (2009). Comparison of high specificity with standard versions of a quantative latex D-dimer test in the assessment of community pulmonary embolism HaemosIL D-dimer HS and Pulmonary Embolism. Thrombosis Research, 124, 230-235. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2008.10.018

Chin, P. K. L., Beckert, L. E. L., Gunningham, S., Edwards, A. L., & Robinson, B. A. (2009). Audit of anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized oncology patients. Internal Medicine Journal, 39(12), 819-825. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01828.x

Kelly, P. T., Swanney, M. P., Stanton, J., Frampton, C., Peters, M. J., & Beckert, L. E. (2009). Supplemental oxygen effect on hypoxemia at moderate altitude in patients with copd. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 80(9), 815-819. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.2550.2009

Aldington, S., Harwood, M., Cox, B., Weatherall, M., Beckert, L., Hansell, A., … Beasley, R., on behalf of the Cannabis and Respiratory Disease Research Group. (2008). Cannabis use and risk of lung cancer: A case-control study. European Respiratory Journal, 31(2), 280-286. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00065707

Kelly, P. T., Swanney, M. P., Seccombe, L. M., Frampton, C., Peters, M. J., & Beckert, L. (2008). Air travel hypoxemia vs the hypoxia inhalation test in passengers with COPD. Chest, 133(4), 920-926. doi: 10.1378/chest.07-1483

Aldington, S., Harwood, M., Cox, B., Weatherall, M., Beckert, L., Hansell, A., … Beasley, R., for the Cannabis and Respiratory Disease Research Group. (2008). Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 138, 374-380. doi: 10.1016/j.otohns.2007.12.002

Kelly, P. T., Hlavac, M., & Beckert, L. E. (2007). Episodic hypoxemia in an airline passenger with chronic respiratory failure on supplemental oxygen. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 78(7), 712-715.

Kelly, P. T., Swanney, M. P., Frampton, C., Seccombe, L. M., Peters, M. J., & Beckert, L. E. (2006). Normobaric hypoxia inhalation test vs. response to airline flight in healthy passengers. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 77(11), 1143-1147.

Anderson, S. D., Wong, R., Bennett, M., & Beckert, L. (2006). The World as it is: Summary of knowledge and thinking about asthma and diving since 1993. Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine, 36(1), 12-18.

Chin, P., Hurrell, M., McGregor, D., & Beckert, L. (2006). The role of CT pulmonary angiography in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism admitted to general medicine. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1237). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1237/2052/content.pdf

O'Connell, O., & Beckert, L. (2006). Asthmatics: too drunk to drive: The time curve of exhaled ethanol levels after use of Salamol in normal subjects. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1244). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1244/2282/content.pdf

Kelly, M. G., Frizelle, F. A., Thornley, P. T., Beckert, L., Epton, M., & Lynch, A. C. (2006). Inflammatory bowel disease and the lung: Is there a link between surgery and bronchiectasis? International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 21(8), 754-757.

Swanney, M. P., Beckert, L. E., Frampton, C. M., Wallace, L. A., Jensen, R. L., & Crapo, R. O. (2004). Validity of the American Thoracic Society and other spirometric algorithms using FVC and forced expiratory volume at 6 s for predicting a reduced total lung capacity. Chest, 126(6), 1861-1866.

Iles, S., Le Heron, C. J., Davies, G., Turner, J. G., & Beckert, L. E. L. (2004). ECG score predicts those with the greatest percentage of perfusion defects due to acute pulmonary thromboembolic disease. Chest, 125(5), 1651-1656.

Gill, E., Tuck, A., Lee, D. W. G., Beckert, L., for a Multicultural Task Group, including Corwin, P., Frizelle, F., & Nair, N. (2004). Tutorial dynamics and participation in small groups: A student perspective in a multicultural setting. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1205). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1205/1142/content.pdf

Davies, G., Gibson, A.-M., Swanney, M. P., Murray, D., & Beckert, L. (2003). Understanding of pulse oximetry among hospital staff. New Zealand Medical Journal, 116(1168). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/116-1168/297/content.pdf

Beckert, L. E. L., Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (2003). A needs-based study and examination skills course improves students' performance. Medical Education, 37, 424-428.

Iles, S., Hodges, A. M., Darley, J. R., Frampton, C. M., Epton, M. J., Beckert, L. E. L., & Town, G. I. (2003). Clinical experience and pre-test probability scores in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. QJM, 96, 211-215.

Sparks, B., Bartle, A., & Beckert, L. E. L. (2002). Assessment of snorers in primary care: Straight path to treatment. New Zealand Medical Journal, 115(1155), 269-271.

Swanney, M., Jensen, R. L., Crichton, D. A., Beckert, L. E. L., Cardno, L. A., & Crapo, R. O. (2000). FEV6 is an acceptable surrogate for FVC in the spirometric diagnosis of airway obstruction and restriction. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 162, 917-919.

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Journal - Research Other

Swinburn, B., Vandevijvere, S., on behalf of submitting health professors, including Hornblow, A., Taylor, B., Drummond, B., Murdoch, D., Mangin, D., Sarfati, D., Sellman, D., Sopoaga, F., Thomson, G., Abel, G., Hoek, J., Connor, J., Krebs, J., Mann, J., McCall, J., Broughton, J., Toop, L., Signal, L., Beckert, L., Farella, M., Baker, M., Keall, M., Skeaff, M., Thomson, M., Wilson, N., Chandler, N., Priest, P., Brunton, P., Crampton, P., Gendall, P., Howden-Chapman, P., Taylor, R., Edwards, R., Gauld, R., McGee, R., Mulder, R., Derrett, S., Hales, S., Pullon, S., & Blakely, T. (2017). Proposed new industry code on unhealthy food marketing to children and young people: Will it make a difference? New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1450), 94-101. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Chang, C. L., Wong, C., Beckert, L., Shafuddin, E., Beasley, R., Young, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). β-blockers in exacerbations of COPD: Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial. ERJ Open Research, 3(1), 00090-2016. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00090-2016

Beckert, L., & Liu, Y.-T. (2016). A cure for asthma. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1445), 8-10. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Beckert, L., & Rahman, A. (2015). Pneumonia and venous thromboembolism: Is the evidence catching up with the guidelines? Respirology, 20(5), 695-696. doi: 10.1111/resp.12544

Tan, P., Taylor, G., Thiessen, R., & Beckert, L. (2014). Pseudotumours and IgG4-related disease: A case report. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1395). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Beckert, L., & Moran, A. (2014). Asthma management in the Asia–Pacific region. Respirology, 19(1), 1-2. doi: 10.1111/resp.12215

Pretto, J. J., Roebuck, T., Beckert, L., & Hamilton, G. (2014). Clinical use of pulse oximetry: Official guidelines from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Respirology, 19(1), 38-46. doi: 10.1111/resp.12204

Chang, C. L., Hancox, R. J., & Beckert, L. (2013). Reading between the COPD audits: Have current GOLD standards lost their lustre? New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1378). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Maze, M., & Beckert, L. (2013). Active tuberculosis (TB) with a negative interferon gamma release assay: Failure of this test to rule out TB. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1373). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Tan, P., Lee, C., & Beckert, L. (2012). Biological glue for persistent airleak: A case report. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1359). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Beckert, L. (2011). [Review of the book Cleveland Clinic's current clinical medicine]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1345). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1345/4956/content.pdf

Lacey, C., Huria, T., Beckert, L., Gillies, M., & Pitama, S. (2011). The Hui Process: A framework to enhance the doctor–patient relationship with Māori [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1347). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1347/5003/content.pdf

Pitama, S., Huria, T., Beckert, L., & Lacey, C. (2011). Assessing the assessment: Cultural competence and understandings of pain [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1328). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1328/4499/content.pdf

Hamilton, N., & Beckert, L. (2010). Dr Nathan Tucker's Asthma Specific: A treatment for asthma preceding inhaled steroids and beta-agonists [Clinical correspondence]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1323). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1323/4364/content.pdf

Kennedy, B., & Beckert, L. (2010). A case of acupuncture-induced pneumothorax [Clinical correspondence]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1320). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1320/4258/content.pdf

Kong, V., Beckert, L., & Awunor-Renner, C. (2009). A case of beta lactam-induced visual hallucination [Clinical Correspondence]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1298). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1298/3689/content.pdf

Shute, A., & Beckert, L. (2009). Induced sputum or bronchoscopy in the detection of pulmonary tuberculosis? [Clinical correspondence]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1305). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1305/3856/content.pdf

Chen, H. K., Jardine, D., & Beckert, L. (2009). Orthopnoea and arm weakness. Thorax, 64(12), 1031. doi: 10.1136/thx.2009.121632

Wilson, K., Widdowson, M., Swanney, M., Meyer, R., Singh, H., & Beckert, L. (2008). Chronic dyspnea and wheezing in a 46-year-old nonsmoker. Chest, 133, 1034-1037. doi: 10.1378/chest.07-1847

Duncan, E., & Beckert, L. (2008). Lung metastases in adenocarcinoma [Medical image]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1287). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1287/3417/content.pdf

Stamp, L., Beckert, L., Lambie, N., MacDonald, S., & Meates-Dennis, M. (2008). Pulmonary haemorrhage in a 13-year-old girl: An unusual presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 44(12), 743-745. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01418.x

Waller, H., Porter, R., Ritz, S., & Beckert, L. (2007). Late occurrence of clozapine-associated polyserositis [Letter to the editor]. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 10, 147-148.

Beckert, L., & Meyer, R. (2007). World No Tobacco Day (31 May 2007): Did anybody notice? [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1256). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1256/2585/content.pdf

Beckert, L., & Edwards, A. (2007). Salamol: Was it worth it? [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1267). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1267/2875/content.pdf

Anderson, S. D., Wong, R., Bennett, M., & Beckert, L. (2006). [Reply to the letter from Dr Graham Simpson in respect to the discussion paper on diving]. Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine, 36(1), 20-22.

O'Connell, O., Rhodes, B., Shaw, G., & Beckert, L. (2005). Heathrow to ICU direct [Case report]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1212). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1212/1377/content.pdf

Hlavac, M., Cook, J., Ojala, R., Town, I., & Beckert, L. (2005). Latex-enhanced immunoassay D-dimer and blood gases can exclude pulmonary embolism in low-risk patients presenting to an acute care setting. Chest, 128(4), 2183-2189.

Park, D., & Beckert, L. (2004). Familial primary pulmonary hypertension [Case report]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1196). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1196/936/content.pdf

Anderson, S. D., Wong, R., Bennett, M., & Beckert, L. (2001). Summary of knowledge and thinking about asthma and diving since 1993. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand Newsletter, 14, 61-68.

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