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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Colin Wong

PositionClinical Senior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsMB ChB(Otago) MD(Nott) FRACP
Research summaryRespiratory Medicine
MembershipsMember of Ministry of Health Tuberculosis Working Group

Member of Department of Labour Asthma Panel

Research

Member of the Respiratory Group, Dunedin School of Medicine. MD thesis from Nottingham on the topic of 'Safety aspects of beta2 agonists'.

Research interest in the therapeutic and adverse effects of inhaled beta2 agonists in the management of asthma. In particular the development of tolerance to regular beta agonist use. Also involved in clinical studies examining the effects of inhaled steroids in asthma.

Current active research:

  • Efficacy of drug delivery by delivery device in the treatment of asthma.
  • Studying reasons why asthma control deteriorates in University students studying at Otago University.
  • Clinical interests in tuberculosis and lung infections, non-invasive ventilatory support.

Publications

McRae, W. M., Flannery, E., Cowan, J. O., McLachlan, C. R., Herbison, G. P., Siebers, R. W. L., Crane, J., & Wong, C. S. (2002). House dust mite allergen levels in University student accommodation in Dunedin. New Zealand Medical Journal, 115(1157), U30. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/115-1157/30

Taylor, D. R., & Wong, C. S. (2000). Inhaled steroids for COPD - where are we now? (Editorial). New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 337-338.

Walls, C., Crane, J., Gillies, A. J., Wilsher, M., & Wong, C. S. (2000). Occupational asthma cases notified to OSH from 1996 to 1999. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 491-492.

Lynch, A., Wong, C. S., Anthony, A., Dobbs, B. R., & Frizelle, F. A. (2000). Bowel dysfunction following spinal cord injury: A description of bowel function in a spinal cord injured population and comparison with age and gender matched controls. Spinal Cord, 38(12), 717-724.

Harrison, A., Calder, L., Karalus, N. C., Martin, P., Kennedy, M., & Wong, C. S. (1999). Tuberculosis in immigrants and visitors. New Zealand Medical Journal, 112, 363-365.

Journal - Research Article

McRae, W. M., Flannery, E., Cowan, J. O., McLachlan, C. R., Herbison, G. P., Siebers, R. W. L., Crane, J., & Wong, C. S. (2002). House dust mite allergen levels in University student accommodation in Dunedin. New Zealand Medical Journal, 115(1157), U30. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/115-1157/30

Taylor, D. R., & Wong, C. S. (2000). Inhaled steroids for COPD - where are we now? (Editorial). New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 337-338.

Lynch, A., Wong, C. S., Anthony, A., Dobbs, B. R., & Frizelle, F. A. (2000). Bowel dysfunction following spinal cord injury: A description of bowel function in a spinal cord injured population and comparison with age and gender matched controls. Spinal Cord, 38(12), 717-724.

Walls, C., Crane, J., Gillies, A. J., Wilsher, M., & Wong, C. S. (2000). Occupational asthma cases notified to OSH from 1996 to 1999. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 491-492.

Harrison, A., Calder, L., Karalus, N. C., Martin, P., Kennedy, M., & Wong, C. S. (1999). Tuberculosis in immigrants and visitors. New Zealand Medical Journal, 112, 363-365.

Hancox, R. J., Cowan, J. O., Flannery, E., Herbison, G. P., McLachlan, C., Wong, C. S., & Taylor, D. R. R. (1999). A randomized trial of inhaled beta-agonist, inhaled corticosteroid and their combination in the treatment of asthma. Thorax, 54, 482-487.

Garrett, J., Williams, S. M., Wong, C. S., & Holdaway, M. D. H. (1998). Treatment of acute asthmatic exacerbations with an increased dose of inhaled steroid. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 79, 12-17.

McRae, W. M., & Wong, C. S. (1998). Endobronchial non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A case report. Respiratory Medicine, 92, 975-977.

Walls, C., Crane, J., Gillies, A. J., Wilsher, M., & Wong, C. S. (1997). Occupational asthma and other non-asbestos occupational respiratory diseases notified between 1993 and 1996. New Zealand Medical Journal, 110(1047), 246-249.

Garrett, J., Williams, S. M., Wong, C. S., & Holdaway, D. (1997). Application of asthma action plans to childhood asthma: a national survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 110(1050), 308-310.

Lee, Y. C., Wong, C. S., & Jeffery, G. M. M. (1997). Endobronchial metastasis from rectal adenocarcinoma. Respiratory Medicine, 91(4), 245-248.

Ayson, M., Rajasingham, S., Wong, C. S., Siebers, R. W. L., Crane, J., & Burgess, C. D. (1996). A pilot study to investigate the pulmonary effects of digoxin in patients with asthma. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109, 36-37.

Wanwimolruk, S., Wong, C. S., & Ho, P. C. (1996). In vitro hepatic metabolism of quinine in cow, pig and sheep. Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2, 295-298.

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