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Ontario Thoracic Reviews Archive

Ontario Thoracic Reviews (OTR) is the official medical publication of the Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS).

Archived editions dating from 2002 can be found on this page.

Spring 2019 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Extracorporeal Life Support Therapies for Patients with Acute and Chronic Respiratory Failure
Editorial: Dr. Marcelo Cypel
Author: Drs. Abdulrahman Al-Fares and Eddy Fan
Read Volume 31 Issue 1

Autumn 2018 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Opioids in COPD: A “Crisis” For Respirologists
Editorial: Dr. Gaspard Montandon
Author: Dr. Nicholas T Vozoris
Read Volume 30 Issue 2

Spring 2018 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Cannabis and Lung Health
Editorial: Dr. Mark A. Ware
Authors: Dr. Marcel Tunks
Read Volume 30 Issue 1

Fall 2017 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: State of the Art in Diagnostic Testing and Therapeutics
Editorial: Dr. David A. Hall
Authors: Ms. Mei-Ni Belzile & Dr. Sharon D. Dell
Read Volume 29 Issue 2

Spring 2017 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Medical treatment in pulmonary arterial hypertension: practical approaches
Editorial: Dr. John Granton
Authors: Dr. Marco Mura, & Dr. Ragdah Hussain Arif
Read Volume 29 Issue 1

Winter 2016-17 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Lung Protective Mechanical Ventilation – The State of the Art and Future Directions
Editorial: Dr. Laurent J. Brochard
Author: Thomas Piraino
Read Volume 28 Issue 3

Spring 2016 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Lung Hyperinflation in COPD
Editorial: Dr. J. Alberto Neder
Author: Dr. Denis E. O’Donnell
Read Volume 28 Issue 2

Fall 2015 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis
Editorial: Dr. April Price
Author: Dr. Melinda Solomon
Read Volume 28 Issue 1

Summer 2015 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Referring a Patient for Lung Transplant
Editorial: Dr. Lianne Singer
Authors: Dr. Matthew Binnie
Read Volume 27, Issue 23

Spring 2015 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Flexible bronchoscopy intervention for nonmalignant tracheobronchial obstruction
Editorial: Dr. Wael C. Hanna
Authors: Dr. Robert Kyskan and Dr. Kayvan Amjadi
Read Volume 27, Issue 2

Fall 2014 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Personalized Approach to Systemic Therapy in Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer – One Size Does Not Fit All
Editorial: Mike R. Sung, B.Sc. and Dr. Natasha B. Leighl
Authors: Dr. Parneet K. Cheema, Dr. Simon Raphael, Dr. Ronald L. Burkes
Read Volume 27, Number 1

Spring/Summer 2014 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
The Changing Face and Evolving Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Childhood
Editorial: Dr. Indra Narang
Author: Dr. Sherri Katz
Read Volume 26, Number 3

Winter 2013/14 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
The Evolution of Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography
Editorial: Dr. Khalil Sivjee
Authors: Dr. Heidi Roberts and Dr. Ravi Menezes
Read Volume 26, Number 2

Fall 2013 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
New Diagnostics in TB
Editorial: Dr. Elizabeth Rea
Authors: Dr. Jane Batt and Dr. Navjeet Uppal
Read Volume 26, Number 1

Spring/Summer 2013 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Bronchial Thermoplasty: The Evolution of a Revolutionary Procedure
Editorial: Dr. Parameswaran Nair
Author: Dr. Gerard Cox
Read Volume 25, Number 1

Fall 2012 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Respiratory Management of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Editorial: Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick
Authors: Dr. Marie-Eve Bédard and Dr. Douglas McKim
Read Volume 24 Issue 2

Spring/Summer 2012 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: an update
Editorial: Dr. Martin Kolb
Authors: Dr. Shane Shapera and Dr. Puja Sahni
Read Volume 24, Number 1

Fall 2011 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension – A Paradigm Shift
Editorial: Dr. Sanjay Mehta
Authors: Dr. Marc DePerrot and Dr. Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz
Read Volume 23, Number 2

Winter 2010-2011 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Asthma: What’s in a Word?
Editorial: Dr. Kenneth Chapman
Authors: Dr. Frederick Hargreave and Dr. Parameswaran Nair
Read Volume 23, Number 1

Fall 2010 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Outpatient Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions: The Ottawa Experience
Editorial: Dr. Alain Tremblay
Authors: Dr. Alison Graver and Dr. Kayvan Amjadi
Read Volume 22, Number 3

Spring/Summer 2010 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Knowledge Translation: Delivering the Benefits of Respiratory Research to Our Patients
Editorial: Dr. Robert Hyland
Author: Dr. Samir Gupta
Read Volume 22, Number 2

Winter 2010 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
The ABCs of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Editorial: Dr. Richard Leung
Authors: Dr. Kathleen Ferguson and Dr. Heather Racz
Read PDF Volume 22, Number 1

Fall 2009 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Work-related Lung Disease – Linking Your Patients’ Respiratory Illnesses with their Occupational Exposures
Editorial: Dr. D. Linn Holness
Author: Dr. Joan Saary
Read PDF Volume 21, Number 3

Spring/Summer 2009 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Challenges of TB control in less affluent countries around the world and the impact on Canada
Editorial: Dr. Jae Yang
Author: Dr. Kamyar Soghrati
Read PDF Volume 21, Number 2 

Winter 2009 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Rhinitis and Asthma: the “One Airway, One Disease” Paradigm and the Importance of a Combined Approach to Treatment
Editorial: Dr. Paul Keith
Authors:  Dr. Chet Wong and Dr. Stephen Betschel
Read PDF Volume 21, Number 1 

Fall 2008 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Bronchiectasis, an orphan disease or a disease orphaned by science
Editorial: Dr. Elizabeth Tullis
Author: Dr. David Hall
Read PDF Volume 20, Number 3

Spring/Summer 2008 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
The Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: A Common Pulmonary Complication of Liver Disease.
Editorial: Dr. Marie Faughnan
Author: Dr. Samir Gupta
Read PDF Volume 20, Number 2

Winter 2008 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Tobacco Control and Nicotine Addiction
Editorial: Dr. Anthony Graham
Author: Dr. Andrew McIvor
Read PDF Volume 20, Number 1

Fall 2007 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
New Paradigms in Asthma Pharmacotherapy
Editorial: Dr. Meyer Balter
Author: Dr. Matthew Stanbrook
Read PDF Volume 19, Number 3

Spring/Summer 2007 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Evaluation Before Acquisition: a hospital approach to technology decision making
Editorial: Dr. Robert Hyland
Author: Dr. Maurice McGregor
Read PDF Volume 19, Number 2  

Winter 2007 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Improving Health Outcomes and Quality Management
Editorial: Dr. Jean Bourbeau
Author: Dr. Andrew McIvor
Read PDF Volume 19, Number 1

Fall 2006 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Small Vessel Vasculitis and the Pulmonary-Renal Syndrome
Editorial: Dr. Simon Carette
Author: Dr. Christine D’Arsigny
Read PDF Volume 18, Number 3

Spring/Summer 2006 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure: Moving from Evidence to Practice
Editorial: Dr. Stephen Lapinski
Author: Dr. Taznim Sinuff
Read PDF Volume 18, Number 2

Winter 2005 – 2006 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
Editorial: Dr. Charles Chan
Author: Dr. Martin Kolb
Read PDF Volume 18, Number 1

Fall 2005 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines – From Paper to Pavement
Editorial: Dr. Diane Lougheed
Author: Dr. Chris Licskai
Read PDF Volume 17, Number 3

Spring/Summer 2005 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Pulmonary Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
Editorial: Dr. Monica Avendano
Author: Dr. Ted Marras
Read PDF Volume 17, Number 2

Fall 2004 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Outwitting bacterial pulmonary infections in patients with cystic fibrosis
Editorial: Dr Elizabeth Tullis
Author: Dr. Shawn Aaron
Read PDF Volume 16, Number 3

Spring / Summer 2004 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Lung Transplantation: What’s New in 2004
Editorial: Dr. Robert Levy
Author: Dr. Lianne Singer
Read PDF Volume 16, Number 2

Winter 2004 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Editorial: Dr. Monica Avendano
Authors: Dr. Frances Jamieson and Dr. Jae Yang
Uncovering a TB Outbreak Using DNA Fingerprinting
Read PDF Volume 16, Number 1

Fall 2003 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
The Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Connection: The Concept of One Airway
Editorial: Dr. Victor Hoffstein
Author: Dr. Wade Watson
Read PDF Volume 15, Number 3

Winter 2002 – 2003 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Incremental Exercise Testing: Limiting Factors and Symptoms
Editorial: Dr. Denis O’Donnell
Author: Dr. Kieran J. Killian
Read PDF Volume 15, Number 1

Fall 2002 Ontario Thoracic Reviews
Corticosteroid Therapy in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Editorial: Dr. Roger Goldstein
Authors: Dr. Matthew Stanbrook and Dr. Jeffrey Singh
Read PDF Volume 14, Number 3