Position:
Assistant Professor
Division:
Respiratory
Education:
BSc University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Major: Biochemistry, Minor: Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology
MSc University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Graduate Studies
MD University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Oral Health Sciences
MPH Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Quantitative Methods
Recent Publications:
  • Johnson SR, Swiston JR, Granton JT. Prognostic factors for survival in systemic sclerosis associated pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Rheumatol 2008;35:1584-1590.
  • Swiston JR, Davidson W, Attridge S, Li G, Brauer M, van Eeden S. Wood smoke exposure induces a pulmonary and systemic inflammatory Response in fire fighters. Eur Respir J 2008;32:1-10.
  • Bahadori K, FitzGerald JM, Levy R, Fera T, Swiston J. Risk Factors and outcomes associated with COPD exacerbations requiring hospitalization. Canadian Respiratory Journal 2009;16:e43-49.
  • Bahadori K, Marra C, Alasaly K, Lynd L, Doyle-Waters MMR, Swiston JR, FitzGerald JM. Economic burden of asthma – a systematic review. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2009;9:24.
  • Janda S, Park K, FitzGerald JM, Etminan M, Swiston JR. Statins in COPD. Chest 2009;136:734-743.
  • McGowan C, Swiston J, Notarius C, Mak S, Morris B, Picton P, Granton J, and Floras J. Discordance between microneurographic and heart rate spectral indices of sympathetic activity in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Heart 2009;95:754-758.
  • Janda S, Quon B, Swiston JR. HIV and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension:  A Systematic Review. HIV Medicine 2010;11:620-634.
  • Janda S, Swiston JR. Diagnostic Accuracy of Pleural Fluid NT-pro-BNP for Pleural Effusions of Cardiac Origin:. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2010;10:58.
  • Janda S, Young A, FitzGerald JM, Etminan M, Swiston JR. The effect of statins on mortality from severe infections and sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Critical Care 2010;25:656e7-656e22.
  • Mehta S, Helmersen D, Provencher S, Hirani N, Rubens FD, De Perrot M, Blostein M, Boutet K, Chandy G, Dennie C, Granton J, Hernandez P, Hirsch AM, Laframboise K, Levy RD, Lien D, Martel S, Shoemaker G, Swiston J, Weinkauf J. Diagnostic evaluation and management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a clinical practice guideline. Can Respir J 2010;17:301-334.
  • Ryerson C, Nayar S, Swiston J, Sin D. Pharmacotherapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Respiratory Research 2010;11:12.
  • Swiston JR, Johnson SR, Granton JT. Factors that prognosticate mortality in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension: a systematic review of the literature. Respiratory Medicine 2010;104:1588-1607.
  • Borrie A, Ostrow D, Levy R, Swiston J. Assessing response to therapy in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension: a consensus survey of Canadian pulmonary hypertension physicians. The Canadian Respiratory Journal 2011;18(4):230-234.
  • Janda S, Shahidi N, Gin K, Swiston J. Diagnostic accuracy of echocardiography for pulmonary hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart 2011;97:612-622.
  • Park K, Ostrow D, Levy R, Swiston J. Transition from intravenous epoprostenol to oral or subcutaneous therapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension: a case series and systematic review. The Canadian Respiratory Journal 2011;18:157-162.