We are pleased to care for children with:
- Apnea of Prematurity (AOP) – is a cessation of breathing by a premature infant that lasts for more than 20 seconds and/or at any time if it is accompanied by hypoxia (deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues) or bradycardia (abnormally slow heart rate)
- Asthma – is a chronic disease of the airways (windpipes) that makes breathing difficult when parts of a child’s airways become swollen and inflamed, may be clogged with thick mucus, or a child has tight windpipes
- Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) – is a chronic lung condition that affects newborn babies who were either put on a breathing machine (ventilator) after birth, or were born prematurely
- Chronic Cough – is usually defined as a cough lasting more than 3 weeks
- Congenital Malformations of the Lung
- Cystic Fibrosis (CF) – is an inherited disease that affects the lungs, digestive system, sweat glands, and male fertility. It affects the body’s ability to move salt and water in and out of cells. This defect causes the lungs and pancreas to secrete abnormally thick mucus that block passageways and prevents proper function. It is secondary to an abnormal cell receptor called CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator)
- Synagis Prophylaxis – Synagis is an antibody that reduces hospitalizations due to the RSV infection among children at high-risk. It is given in monthly intramuscular injection during the RSV season, which generally lasts from October through March.
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) – is a virus that can cause severe lower respiratory infections (bronchiolitis and pneumonias) in children under the age of two.
- Recurrent Pneumonia
- Sleep Disorders – are a group of syndromes characterized by a disturbance in the patient’s amount of sleep, quality or timing of sleep, or in behaviors or physiological conditions associated with sleep
- Restrictive Lung Disease – is a chronic disorder that causes a decrease in the ability to expand the lung and sometimes makes it harder to get enough oxygen to meet the body’s needs.
- Interstatial Lung Disease – describes a large group of disorders, most of which cause progressive scarring of lung tissue. The scarring eventually affects your ability to breathe and get enough oxygen to your blood stream.
- Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency – a condition in which respiratory function is inadequate to meet the body’s needs when increased activity places extra demands on it.
- Ventilator Dependency – a person who must rely on a ventilator for survival, whether for a short time, intermittent time, or constantly
- Tracheostomy- the surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck to allow for the passage of air.
- Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
- Sleep Studies
- Aerodigestive Clinic