Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Academic Respiratory Unit carries out research into lung inflammation, which is usually an appropriate and protective response in the lung in many situations. However, if this process occurs inappropriately, is excessive or uncontrolled, lung damage may occur leading to many forms of lung disease.

This process is normally controlled by a network of chemicals known as 'cytokines' and part of our research looks at the way in which these interactions occur and how they may be abnormal in patients with scarring lung disease. The understanding of these regulatory processes will help in the design of effective treatments.

The Academic Respiratory Unit is funded by charitable, private and government organisations and has received funding over the years from the British Lung Foundation, The Sir Jules Thorne Charitable Trust, Action Medical Research, The Wellcome Trust and The Medical Research Council.

We also rely on donations from the public, which helps to employ research staff during gaps in funding and also to supplement our consumable resources.

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    Photo of Rahul Bhatnagar

    Dr Rahul Bhatnagar

    Person: Academic , Honorary and Visiting Academic


    Research Output

    Delivery of Talc for Pleurodesis of Malignant Pleural Effusions-Reply

    Bhatnagar, R. & Maskell, N. A., 12 May 2020, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 323, 18, p. 1855-1856 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate (Academic Journal)

    Going with the flow – diagnosing a lymphocyte rich pleural effusion

    Hyams, C., Jenkins, M., Daly, R. S., Heys, I. & Maskell, N. A., 31 Jan 2020, In : Thorax. 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 59 Downloads (Pure)

    Interventions for the management of malignant pleural effusions: a network meta-analysis

    Dipper, A., Jones, H. E., Bhatnagar, R., Preston, N., Maskell, N. A. & Clive, A. O., 21 Apr 2020, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 310 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Student theses

    Understanding the clinical course and progression of non-malignant pleural disease : implications for future interventions

    Author: Walker, S., 12 May 2020

    Supervisor: Dodd, J. (Supervisor) & Maskell, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)