Pediatric pulmonology provides a wide range of services including care of children with asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, chronic lung diseases, sleep disordered breathing/sleep apnea, ventilatory muscle weakness, respiratory complications from neuromuscular diseases and children requiring home mechanical ventilation with BIPAP. The service also provides flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy and pulmonary function testing.
- Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing
- Pediatric Sleep Apnea Evaluation Center
- Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic
Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary function testing provides objective information regarding the nature of respiratory diseases and effects of therapy. It includes measurements of airflow and lung volumes and test of airway reactivity. Bronchial challenge testing is commonly performed using methacholine and exercise.
Pediatric Sleep Apnea Evaluation Center
The pediatric sleep laboratory performs polysomnography to evaluate breathing disorders during sleep in children and adolescents. Polysomnography simultaneously records physiologic variables including sleep state, respiration, cardiac rhythm, muscle activity, gas exchange and snoring. For more information on the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic, please click here.
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