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Dr Richard T.R. Laing

MB ChB(Otago) FRACP

Email richard.laing@cdhb.govt.nz

Respiratory services
Christchurch Hospital
Private bag 4710
Christchurch
New Zealand

Current Roles

  • Respiratory / General Physician, Christchurch Hospital
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Christchurch School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Member Canterbury Respiratory Research Group

Research Interests

  • Pneumonia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • COPD

Top 7 Publications

  • Laing R, Coles C, Chambers S, Frampton C, Jennings L, Karalus N, Mills G, Town I. Community-acquired pneumonia: determinants of length of hospital stay. Internal Medicine (Accepted for publication).
  • Murdoch DR, Laing RTR, Cook JM. The NOW S. pneumoniae Urinary Antigen Test positivity rate 6 weeks after pneumonia onset and among patients with COPD. Clin Inf Dis 2003; 37: 153-4.
  • Murdoch DR, Anderson TP, Beynon KA, Chuac A, Fleming AM, Laing RTR, Town GI, Mills GD, Chambers ST, Jennings JC. Evaluation of a PCR assay of Streptococcus pneumoniae in respiratory samples from adults with community-acquired pneumonia. J Clin Micro 2003; 41: 63-66.
  • Lim WS, van der Eerden M, Laing R, Boersma WG, Karalus N, Town GI, Macfarlane JT. International study of severity assessment in community-acquired pneumonia (ISAAC). Thorax 2003; 58: 372-382.
  • Murdoch DR, Laing RTR, Mills GD, Karalus NC, Town GI, Mirrett S, Reller LB. Evaluation of a Rapid Immunochromatographic Test for the Detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen in Urine Samples from Adults with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. J Clin Micro 2001; 39(10): 3495-8.
  • Laing R, Slater W, Coles C, Chambers S, Frampton C, Jackson R, Jennings L, Karalus N, Mills G, Murdoch D, Town I. Community acquired pneumonia Christchurch and Waikato 1999-2000; Microbiology and epidemiology. New Zealand Medical Journal 2001;114:488-492.
  • Dowson C, Laing R, Barraclough R, Town I, Mulder R, Norris K, Drennan C. The use of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary.

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Publications

Chang, C. L., Mills, G. D., Karalus, N. C., Jennings, L. C., Laing, R., Murdoch, D. R., Chambers, S. T., … Hancox, R. J. (2013). Biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction and mortality from community-acquired pneumonia in adults. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e62612. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062612

McLachlan, C. Y. L., Beach, R., Laing, R., Frazer, G., Lunt, H., & Cawood, T. J. (2011). Could glucose self-monitoring become the preferred tool for screening and monitoring glucose control in cystic fibrosis? Practical Diabetes International, 28(4), 173-176. doi: 10.1002/pdi.1587

Scott-Thomas, A. J., Syhre, M., Pattemore, P. K., Epton, M., Laing, R., Pearson, J., & Chambers, S. T. (2010). 2-Aminoacetophenone as a potential breath biomarker for Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the cystic fibrosis lung. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 10, 56. doi: 10.1186/1471-2466-10-56

Jennings, L. C., Anderson, T. P., Beynon, K. A., Chua, A., Laing, R. T. R., Werno, A. M., … Chambers, S. T., & Murdoch, D. R. (2008). Incidence and characteristics of viral community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Thorax, 63(1), 42-48. doi: 10.1136/thx.2006.075077

Chambers, S., Laing, R., Murdoch, D., Frampton, C., Jennings, L., Karalus, N., … Town, I. (2006). Māori have a much higher incidence of community-acquired pneumonia and pneumococcal pneumonia than non-Māori: Findings from two New Zealand hospitals. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1234). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1234/1978/content.pdf

Authored Book - Other

Beard, M. E. J., Town, G. I., Ardagh, M. W., Begg, E. J., Chambers, S., Jeffery, G. M., & Laing, R. T. R. (2000). Management Guidelines for Common Medical Conditions (8th ed.). Christchurch, New Zealand: Internal Medicine Services, Canterbury Health, 284p.

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Journal - Research Article

Chang, C. L., Mills, G. D., Karalus, N. C., Jennings, L. C., Laing, R., Murdoch, D. R., Chambers, S. T., … Hancox, R. J. (2013). Biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction and mortality from community-acquired pneumonia in adults. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e62612. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062612

McLachlan, C. Y. L., Beach, R., Laing, R., Frazer, G., Lunt, H., & Cawood, T. J. (2011). Could glucose self-monitoring become the preferred tool for screening and monitoring glucose control in cystic fibrosis? Practical Diabetes International, 28(4), 173-176. doi: 10.1002/pdi.1587

Scott-Thomas, A. J., Syhre, M., Pattemore, P. K., Epton, M., Laing, R., Pearson, J., & Chambers, S. T. (2010). 2-Aminoacetophenone as a potential breath biomarker for Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the cystic fibrosis lung. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 10, 56. doi: 10.1186/1471-2466-10-56

Jennings, L. C., Anderson, T. P., Beynon, K. A., Chua, A., Laing, R. T. R., Werno, A. M., … Chambers, S. T., & Murdoch, D. R. (2008). Incidence and characteristics of viral community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Thorax, 63(1), 42-48. doi: 10.1136/thx.2006.075077

Chambers, S., Laing, R., Murdoch, D., Frampton, C., Jennings, L., Karalus, N., … Town, I. (2006). Māori have a much higher incidence of community-acquired pneumonia and pneumococcal pneumonia than non-Māori: Findings from two New Zealand hospitals. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1234). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1234/1978/content.pdf

Beynon, K. A., Young, S. A., Laing, R. T. R., Harrison, T. G., Anderson, T. P., & Murdoch, D. R. (2005). Bordetella pertussis in adult pneumonia patients. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(4), 639-641.

Laing, R., Coles, C., Chambers, S. T., Frampton, C., Jennings, L., Karalus, N., … Town, G. I. (2004). Community-acquired pneumonia: Influence of management practices on length of hospital stay. Internal Medicine Journal, 34, 91-97.

Lim, W. S., van der Eerden, M. M., Laing, R. T. R., Boersma, W. G., Karalus, N. C., Town, G. I., … Macfarlane, J. T. (2003). Defining community acquired pneumonia severity on presentation to hospital: An international derivation and validation study. Thorax, 58, 377-382.

Murdoch, D. R., Laing, R. T. R., & Cook, J. M. (2003). The NOW S. pneumoniae urinary antigen test positivity rate 6 weeks after pneumonia onset and among patients with COPD [Letter to the editor]. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 37, 153-154.

Laing, R., Slater, W., Coles, C., Chambers, S., Frampton, C. M., Jackson, R., Jennings, L. C., … Murdoch, D. R., & Town, G. I. (2001). Community-acquired pneumonia in Christchurch and Waikato 1999-2000: Microbiology and epidemiology. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 488-492.

Murdoch, D. R., Laing, R. T. R., Mills, G. D., Karalus, N. C., Town, G. I., Mirrett, S., & Reller, L. B. (2001). Evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic test for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen in urine samples from adults with community acquired pneumonia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 39(10), 3495-3498.

Dowson, C., Laing, R., Barraclough, R. M., Town, G. I., Mulder, R. T., Norris, K., & Drennan, C. J. (2001). The use of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A pilot study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 447-449.

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Journal - Research Other

Mills, G. D., & Laing, R. (2006). Severe community acquired pneumonia [Editorial]. BMJ, 333, 1181-1182. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39050.672639.80

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Laing, R., Coles, C., McWha, J., Karalus, N., Chambers, S., Jennings, L. C., … Town, G. I. (2000). Development of molecular diagnosis in community acquired pneumonia (CAP). Respirology, 5(Supplement), (pp. A11). Melbourne. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Beynon, K. A., Anderson, T. P., Laing, R. T. R., Harrison, T. G., Young, S. A., & Murdoch, D. R. (2003, September). Evidence of Bordetella pertussis infection in adults admitted to hospital with community-acquired pneumonia during a pertussis outbreak. Poster session presented at the International Society of Chemotherapy Community Acquired Pneumonia Conference, Ontario, Canada.

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