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Professor Lutz Beckert

Professor, Department of Medicine
Senior Lecturer, MIHI

Lutz Beckert
MD(Hamburg) FRACP MRCP(UK) FCCP

Email lutz.beckert@cdhb.health.nz

Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
P.O. Box 4345
Christchurch
New Zealand

Current roles

  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Respiratory Physician
  • Sleep Physician

Research interests

  • Venous Thrombembolism
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Clinical Audits
  • Pleural Disease
  • Reseach into Teaching

MIHI

Contributes to:

  • 4th Year Block Course marae stay

Professor Beckert is the convenor of the Introductory Fortnight and joins the Māori Health team on the Block Course at the Marae visits, where his strength lies in organising icebreaker activities and fun games. His teaching interests are in cultural safety, learning methodology and professional development.

Together with Professor Suetonia Palmer, Professor Beckhert is the co-convenor of the Clinical Orientation week. Lutz also teaches into the CardioRespiratory – CVPD module.

Together with the MIHI team, Professor Beckert and Suetonia are also teaching Haoura Māori. The indigenous and non-indigenous teaching team has created a culturally safe environment for Māori, which keeps Māori patient/whānau/communities’ voices at the centre of the kaupapa. It provides a shared language for those involved in medical education and health services. This has implication for both teaching and clinical practice, and has resulted in the development of a cohesive and respectful team environment enabling teaching, clinical services and research.

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Publications

Beckert, L., Brockway, B., Simpson, G., Southcott, A. M., Lee, Y. C. G., Rahman, N., … Idell, S. (2019). Phase I trial of the single-chain urokinase intrapleural LTI-01 in complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyema. JCI Insight, 4(10), e127470. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.127470

Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Huria, T., Palmer, S., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Patu, M., Lacey, C., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2019). The role of social accountable medical education in addressing health inequity in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1659379

Alamri, Y., Currie, W., Magner, K., Al-Busaidi, I. S., Wilkinson, T. J., & Beckert, L. (2019). Publication rates of, and attitudes toward, summer research projects: 10-year experience from a single institution in New Zealand. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 10, 263-271. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S198789

Lamba, M., Pickering, J., Than, M., Iles, S., & Beckert, L. (2019). Long-term outcomes in patients with pulmonary embolism: Results from a longitudinal cohort study. Internal Medicine Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/imj.14409

Rennie, S., Rudland, J., Grainger, R., Wilkinson, T., & Beckert, L. (2019). Supporting clinician teachers of medical students: Viewpoints of effective practices. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference. (pp. 110-111). Renmark, Australia: ANZAHPE. [Abstract]

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

Beckert, L., Brockway, B., Simpson, G., Southcott, A. M., Lee, Y. C. G., Rahman, N., … Idell, S. (2019). Phase I trial of the single-chain urokinase intrapleural LTI-01 in complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyema. JCI Insight, 4(10), e127470. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.127470

Lamba, M., Pickering, J., Than, M., Iles, S., & Beckert, L. (2019). Long-term outcomes in patients with pulmonary embolism: Results from a longitudinal cohort study. Internal Medicine Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/imj.14409

Alamri, Y., Currie, W., Magner, K., Al-Busaidi, I. S., Wilkinson, T. J., & Beckert, L. (2019). Publication rates of, and attitudes toward, summer research projects: 10-year experience from a single institution in New Zealand. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 10, 263-271. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S198789

Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Huria, T., Palmer, S., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Patu, M., Lacey, C., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2019). The role of social accountable medical education in addressing health inequity in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1659379

Huria, T., Palmer, S., Beckert, L., Williman, J., & Pitama, S. (2018). Inequity in dialysis related practices and outcomes in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A Kaupapa Māori analysis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 17, 27. doi: 10.1186/s12939-018-0737-9

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, 22(8), 1570-1578. doi: 10.1111/resp.13123

Walsh, S. L. F., Maher, T. M., Kolb, M., Poletti, V., Nusser, R., Richeldi, L., … on behalf of the IPF Project Consortium, including Beckert, L. (2017). Diagnostic accuracy of a clinical diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: An international case–cohort study. European Respiratory Journal, 50(2), 1700936. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00936-2017

Pitama, S. G., Bennett, S. T., Waitoki, W., Haitana, T. N., Valentine, H., Pahina, J., … Beckert, L., Palmer, S. C., Huria, T. M., Lacey, C. J., & McLachlan, A. (2017). A proposed hauora Māori clinical guide for psychologists: Using the Hui Process and Meihana Model in clinical assessment and formulation. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(3), 7-19.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

King, Jr, T. E., Bradford, W. Z., Castro-Bernardini, S., Fagan, E. A., Glaspole, I., Glassberg, M. K., … for the ASCEND Study Group, including Beckert, L. E. L. (2014). A phase 3 trial of pirfenidone in patients with idiopatic pulmonary fibrosis. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(22), 2083-2092. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1402582

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

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

Ghofrani, H.-A., Galiè, N., Grimminger, F., Grünig, E., Humbert, M., Jing, Z.-C., … for the PATENT-1 Study Group, including Beckert, L. (2013). Riociguat for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. New England Journal of Medicine, 369(4), 330-340. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1209655

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

Leow, L. P., Beckert, L., Anderson, T., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2012). Changes in chemosensitivity and mechanosensitivity in aging and Parkinson's disease. Dysphagia, 27(1), 106-114. doi: 10.1007/s00455-011-9347-z

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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., 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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