Dr Benjamin Kwan
Conjoint Associate Professor

Dr Benjamin Kwan

MBBS BSc(Med) FRACP

Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (Monash University)

PhD (UNSW)

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine
Phone
+61 (2) 9570 4800
Location
Sutherland Hospital, The Kingsway Caringbah NSW 2229 Australia
  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Kwan BC; Light RW, 2016, 'Effusions Associated with Gynecologic and Obstetric Conditions', in Light RW; Lee G (ed.), Textbook of Pleural Diseases, Third Edition, edn. 3, CRC Press, pp. 427 - 439
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Fitzgerald DB; Sidhu C; Budgeon C; Tan AL; Read CA; Kwan BCH; Smith NA; Fysh ET; Muruganandan S; Saghaie T; Shrestha R; Badiei A; Nguyen P; Burke A; Goddard J; Windsor M; McDonald J; Wright G; Czarnecka K; Sivakumar P; Yasufuku K; Feller-Kopman DJ; Maskell NA; Murray K; Lee YCG, 2022, 'Australasian Malignant PLeural Effusion (AMPLE)-3 trial: study protocol for a multi-centre randomised study comparing indwelling pleural catheter (±talc pleurodesis) versus video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for management of malignant pleural effusion', Trials, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-022-06405-7
    Journal articles | 2022
    Harris P; Harris-Roxas B; Prior J; Morrison N; McIntyre E; Frawley J; Adams J; Bevan W; Haigh F; Freeman E; Hua M; Pry J; Mazumdar S; Cave B; Viliani F; Kwan B, 2022, 'Respiratory pandemics, urban planning and design: A multidisciplinary rapid review of the literature', Cities, vol. 127, pp. 103767, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2022.103767
    Journal articles | 2021
    Aishah A; Tong B; Osman A; Donegan M; Pitcher G; Kwan B; Brown L; Altree T; Adam R; Mukherjee S; Eckert D, 2021, 'P002 Targeted non-CPAP combination therapy resolves obstructive sleep apnoea', SLEEP Advances, vol. 2, pp. A22 - A22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sleepadvances/zpab014.051
    Journal articles | 2021
    Courtney RJ; McRobbie H; Tutka P; Weaver NA; Petrie D; Mendelsohn CP; Shakeshaft A; Talukder S; Macdonald C; Thomas D; Kwan BCH; Walker N; Gartner C; Mattick RP; Paul C; Ferguson SG; Zwar NA; Richmond RL; Doran CM; Boland VC; Hall W; West R; Farrell M, 2021, 'Effect of Cytisine vs Varenicline on Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Clinical Trial', JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 326, pp. 56 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2021.7621
    Journal articles | 2021
    Louie T; Kwan B; Susanto C; Ng A, 2021, 'Respiratory failure, clinical course and community management of COVID-19 patients in a large Australian cohort', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 51, pp. 334 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.15206
    Journal articles | 2021
    McRobbie H; Kwan B, 2021, 'Tobacco use disorder and the lungs', Addiction, vol. 116, pp. 2559 - 2571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.15309
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tong A; Sorrell TC; Black AJ; Caillaud C; Chrzanowski W; Li E; Martinez-Martin D; McEwan A; Wang R; Motion A; Bedoya AC; Huang J; Azizi L; Eggleton BJ; Al-Horani S; Andersen T; Aggett R; Baillie A; Barratt A; Boehm C; Britton P; Brown A; Burger M; Chadban S; Chan E; Chandrashekar NS; Chow C; Clerc G; Douglas C; Fleming S; Fox G; Gilroy N; Gordon L; Haskins N; Ho-Baillie A; Howell M; Hickie I; Hunt N; Hutchings O; Iredell J; Jennings G; Jin C; Kairaitis K; Kavehei O; Kennedy P; Kilham P; Kritharides L; Kwan B; Leon-Saval S; Lindley R; Lynch D; Maguire S; McCluskey A; McKay N; Mifsud G; Morgans J; Palomba S; Pettigrew A; Postnova S; Prinable J; Quinlan C; Rabeau J; Rees M; Richmond K; Rothstein D; Savoie R; Scholes-Robertson N; Seppelt I; Shaw T; Sintchenko V; Snelling T; Teixeira-Pinto A; Tovey E; Tuniz A; Varamini P; Varshney K; Wang AP; Wang K; Wise S; Witherden A; Wright B; Yeung W; Zoellner H, 2021, 'Research priorities for COVID-19 sensor technology', Nature Biotechnology, vol. 39, pp. 144 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41587-021-00816-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tong B; Bull C; Chiang A; Donegan M; Brown E; Kwan B; Eckert D, 2021, '437 Efficacy of a novel oral appliance and the influence of OSA pathophysiological traits on treatment response', Sleep, vol. 44, pp. A173 - A173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsab072.436
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tong B; Osman A; Bull C; Chiang A; Donegan M; Pinczel A; Rawson G; Pitcher G; Brown E; Kwan B; Mukherjee S; Adams R; Eckert D, 2021, 'P149 The role of OSA pathophysiological traits on mandibular advancement treatment response and efficacy of a novel mandibular advancement device', SLEEP Advances, vol. 2, pp. A70 - A70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sleepadvances/zpab014.190
    Journal articles | 2020
    Brown SGA; Ball EL; Perrin K; Asha SE; Braithwaite I; Egerton-Warburton D; Jones PG; Keijzers G; Kinnear FB; Kwan BCH; Lam KV; Lee YCG; Nowitz M; Read CA; Simpson G; Smith JA; Summers QA; Weatherall M; Beasley R, 2020, 'Conservative versus interventional treatment for spontaneous pneumothorax', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 382, pp. 405 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1910775
    Journal articles | 2020
    Denholm JT; Davis J; Paterson D; Roberts J; Morpeth S; Snelling T; Zentner D; Rees M; O'Sullivan M; Price D; Bowen A; Tong SYC; Denholm J; Anderson S; McQuilton Z; Venkatesh B; Hammond N; Jha V; Burston VJ; McMahon J; Charles P; Commons R; O'Brien D; Mahoney A; Sheffield D; Lim LL; Gardiner B; Schulz T; Torresi J; Chean R; Sasadeusz J; Rogers B; Aboltins C; Singh K; Yong M; Lister D; Visvanathan K; Molton J; Tai A; Chalmers R; Martinello M; Wilson P; Gray T; Coghill S; Foo H; Sud A; Williams J; Lwin N; Post J; Van Haal S; Sullivan R; Matthews G; Kwan BCH; Slack A; Shum O; Cochrane B; Dotel R; Gilbey T; Mina M; Su Y; Trethewy C; Hudson B; Chatterji A; Mostert C; New D; Raby E; Hui S; Robinson O; Hart J; Tan SJ; Arellano A; Chambers J; Davis J; Rafiei N; Smith S; Sehu M; Da Silva J; Griffin P; Henderson A; Chaw K; Choong K; Burke A; Heather C; Senanayake S; Boyd M; Rowe E; Anagnostou M; Trad A; Ratcliff A; Dummer J; Bhally H; Giola M; Grimwade K; Chang CLL; Verrall A; Hogg S; Restropo D; Maze M; Ritchie S; Gedye C, 2020, 'The Australasian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT) to assess clinical outcomes in hospitalised patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) treated with lopinavir/ritonavir and/or hydroxychloroquine compared to standard of care: A structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', Trials, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04576-9
    Journal articles | 2020
    Moore I; Wrobel J; Rhodes J; Lin Q; Webster S; Jo H; Troy L; Grainge C; Glaspole I; Corte TJ; Thien F; Kwan B; Jee A; Erskine O; Teoh A; De Boer S; Wilsher M; Gallagher H, 2020, 'Australasian interstitial lung disease registry (AILDR): Objectives, design and rationale of a bi-national prospective database', BMC Pulmonary Medicine, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-020-01297-2
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kwan BCH; Jugé L; Gandevia SC; Bilston LE, 2019, 'Sagittal Measurement of Tongue Movement During Respiration: Comparison Between Ultrasonography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging', Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 45, pp. 921 - 934, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2018.12.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kwan B, 2018, 'Aggressive versus symptom-guided drainage of malignant pleural effusion via indwelling pleural catheters (AMPLE-2): an open-label randomised trial', The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, vol. 6, pp. 671 - 680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(18)30288-1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kwan B; Champion B; Boyages S; Munns CF; Clifton-Bligh R; Luxford C; Crawford B, 2018, 'A novel CASR mutation (p.Glu757Lys) causing autosomal dominant hypocalcaemia type 1', ENDOCRINOLOGY DIABETES AND METABOLISM CASE REPORTS, vol. 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/EDM-18-0107
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kwan BCH; McBain RA; Luu BL; Butler JE; Bilston LE; Gandevia SC, 2018, 'Influence of respiratory mechanics and drive on genioglossus movement under ultrasound imaging', PLoS ONE, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195884
    Journal articles | 2017
    Thomas R; Fysh ETH; Smith NA; Lee P; Kwan BCH; Yap E; Horwood FC; Piccolo F; Lam DCL; Garske LA; Shrestha R; Kosky C; Read CA; Murray K; Lee YCG, 2017, 'Effect of an indwelling pleural catheter vs talc pleurodesis on hospitalization days in patients with malignant pleural effusion: The AMPLE randomized clinical trial', JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 318, pp. 1903 - 1912, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2017.17426
    Journal articles | 2016
    Aslam S; Man J; Behary J; Riskallah J; Ansary S; CH Kwan B, 2016, 'Outcomes and Cost Effectiveness of a Respiratory Coordinated Care Program in Patients with Severe or Very Severe COPD', Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases, vol. 06, pp. 52 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojrd.2016.63008
    Journal articles | 2016
    Azzopardi M; Thomas R; Muruganandan S; Lam DCL; Garske LA; Kwan BCH; Rashid Ali MRS; Nguyen PT; Yap E; Horwood FC; Ritchie AJ; Bint M; Tobin CL; Shrestha R; Piccolo F; De Chaneet CC; Creaney J; Newton RU; Hendrie D; Murray K; Read CA; Feller-Kopman D; Maskell NA; Gary Lee YC, 2016, 'Protocol of the Australasian Malignant Pleural Effusion-2 (AMPLE-2) trial: A multicentre randomised study of aggressive versus symptom-guided drainage via indwelling pleural catheters', BMJ Open, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011480
    Journal articles | 2016
    Brown SGA; Ball EL; Perrin K; Read CA; Asha SE; Beasley R; Egerton-Warburton D; Jones PG; Keijzers G; Kinnear FB; Kwan BCH; Lee YCG; Smith JA; Summers QA; Simpson G, 2016, 'Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of invasive versus conservative management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax', BMJ Open, vol. 6, pp. e011826, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/BMJOPEN-2016-011826
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kwan B, 2015, 'Protocol of the Australasian Malignant Pleural Effusion (AMPLE) trial: a multicentre randomised study comparing indwelling pleural catheter versus talc pleurodesis, Correction', BMJ Open, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006757corr1
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kwan BC; Butler JE; Hudson AL; McKenzie DK; Bilston LE; Gandevia SC, 2015, 'Corrigendum', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 118, pp. 1330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.zdg-1448.corr.2015
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wang LW; Kwan BCH; Glanville AR, 2015, 'Regional differences in ventilation-perfusion ratio may help explain the differential diagnosis in interstitial lung disease', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 45, pp. 365 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.12694
    Journal articles | 2014
    Fysh ETH; Thomas R; Read CA; Lam BCH; Yap E; Horwood FC; Lee P; Piccolo F; Shrestha R; Garske LA; Lam DCL; Rosenstengel A; Bint M; Murray K; Smith NA; Lee YCG, 2014, 'Protocol of the Australasian Malignant Pleural Effusion (AMPLE) trial: a multicentre randomised study comparing indwelling pleural catheter versus talc pleurodesis', BMJ OPEN, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006757
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kwan BCH; Butler JE; Hudson AL; McKenzie DK; Bilston LE; Gandevia SC, 2014, 'A novel ultrasound technique to measure genioglossus movement in vivo', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 117, pp. 556 - 562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01257.2013
    Journal articles | 2013
    Kwan BC; Goh C, 2013, 'Managing Cough in Adults: Is there a Serious Underlying Cause?', Modern Medicine South Africa, vol. 13, pp. 39 - 46, http://www.modernmedia.co.za/modernmedicine/?p=391
    Journal articles | 2010
    Kwan BCH; Yu Y; Goldberg H, 2010, 'A case of tuberculosis in a pregnant woman and review of current literature.', Obstet Med, vol. 3, pp. 161 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2010.100008
    Journal articles | 2010
    Yu S; Kwan B; Thomas PS, 2010, 'Nebuliser solution bottle cap presenting as a foreign body in the subglottic airway', Eur Respir Rev, vol. 19, pp. 257 - 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/09059180.00003210
    Journal articles | 2009
    2009, 'Abstracts for the 6th Congress of Asian Sleep Research Society', Sleep and Biological Rhythms, vol. 7, pp. A1 - A49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-8425.2009.00426.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Desai A; Kwan B, 2009, 'Excessive sleepiness of non-sleep-apnoea origin', Australian Doctor, vol. 15 May 2009, pp. 25 - 32
    Journal articles | 2009
    Kwan B; Samawareema U; Goldberg H, 2009, 'A case of intestinal tuberculosis and schistosomiasis presenting like Crohn’s disease', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. Online
    Journal articles | 2009
    Kwan BCH; Samaraweera U; Goldberg H, 2009, 'Intestinal tuberculosis and schistosomiasis presenting like Crohn's disease', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02099.x
  • Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Aishah A; Tong B; Osman A; Donegan M; Pitcher G; Kwan B; Brown L; Altree T; Adams R; Mukherjee S; Eckert D, 2022, 'TARGETED COMBINATION THERAPY BASED ON ENDOTYPES RESOLVES OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA', in SLEEP MEDICINE, ELSEVIER, Vol. 100, pp. S279 - S279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2022.05.753
    Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Aishah A; Tong BK; Osman AM; Donegan M; Pitcher G; Kwan B; Brown L; Altree T; Adams R; Mukherjee S; Eckert DJ, 2022, 'Endotype Targeted, Combination Therapy Resolves Obstructive Sleep Apnea', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, AMER THORACIC SOC, Vol. 205, presented at American Thoracic Society 2022 International Conference, May 13-18, 2022 - San Francisco, CA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2022.205.1_meetingabstracts.a2569
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Moore I; Wrobel J; Jackson D; Mackintosh J; Glaspole I; Grainge C; Wilsher ML; Thien F; Chambers D; Goh N; Edwards A; Gallagher H; Kwan B; Veitch E; Keir G; Corte TJ; on behalf of the AILDR Steering Committee , 2022, 'Australia and New Zealand Interstitial Lung Disease Registry (ANZ ILD) 2021 Update - Progress During the Pandemic', in C36. HOT TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, American Thoracic Society, presented at American Thoracic Society 2022 International Conference, May 13-18, 2022 - San Francisco, CA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2022.205.1_meetingabstracts.a3994
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Jiang O; Chang V; Kwan B, 2021, 'DISCHARGE CHECKLISTS AND THEIR ROLE IN COPD PATIENT MANAGEMENT', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 26, pp. 146 - 146, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000644657800273&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Moore I; Wrobel J; Lin Q; Webster S; Jo H; Troy LK; Grainge C; Glaspole I; Thien F; Kwan B; Jee AS; Erskine O; Teoh AK; De Boer S; Wilsher ML; Gallagher H; Corte TJ, 2020, 'Real World Interstitial Lung Disease Experience - Data from the Australasian Interstitial Lung Disease Registry (AILDR)', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, AMER THORACIC SOC, ELECTR NETWORK, presented at Virtual International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, ELECTR NETWORK, 05 August 2020 - 10 August 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2020.201.1_meetingabstracts.a3351
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Kwan B; Juge L; Bilston L; Gandevia S, 2017, 'SAGITTAL MEASUREMENT OF GENIOGLOSSUS MOVEMENT DURING RESPIRATION: COMPARISON BETWEEN ULTRASONOGRAPHY AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING', in SLEEP MEDICINE, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Vol. 40, pp. E175 - E175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2017.11.512
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Lee YG; Fysh ETH; Thomas R; Smith NA; Lee P; Kwan BCH; Yap E; Horwood FC; Piccolo F; Lam DCL; Garske LA; Shrestha R; Kosky C; Read CA; Murray K, 2016, 'Australasian Malignant Pleural Effusion (ample) Trial: A Multicentre Randomised Study Comparing Indwelling Pleural Catheter Versus Talc Pleurodesis', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, AMER THORACIC SOC, CA, San Francisco, presented at International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society (ATS), CA, San Francisco, 13 May 2016 - 18 May 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000390749607745&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Gandevia SC; Kwan BC; Butler JE; Hudson AL; Bilston LE, 2011, 'Ultrasound Imaging Of Genioglossus Muscle Movement During Quiet Breathing', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, AMER THORACIC SOC, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000208770306290&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

RACP / ResMed Foundation Research Scholarship 2011

AstraZeneca externally sponsored grant (2019) - A pilot study of a comprehensive Chinese language based introductory pulmonary rehabilitation program in Australia

Seed Grant Funding from the RSEOH CAG COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Initiative (2020) on: “A COVID-19 Supportive Care Team to improve symptom management and quality of goals of care discussion to improve patient care, family experience and resource allocation during COVID-19: a Pilot Study at Sutherland Hospital"

 

Current projects in  Respiratory Supportive Care model, Smoking cessation, Malignant pleural effusion, Sleep disordered breathing, Pulmonary rehabilitation, technology in medicine

My Teaching

co-Director of Physician Education, Sutherland Hospital (2017 onwards)

Network Director of Physician Education, St George and Sutherland Basic Physician Training Network (2011 - 2017)