The center is staffed by 2 Pulmonologists, an Allergist, an asthma nurse coordinator, and a Pulmonary Function Technician trained in asthma education. Physicians from Otolaryngology and Gastroenterology also participate in the multidisciplinary approach to patients and, when needed, see patients in the Center.
Particularly appropriate referrals to YCAAD include patients with difficult-to-control asthma, chronic cough, those who are diagnostic dilemmas, and those who may be significantly affected by co-morbid illnesses such as gastroesophageal reflux, sinusitis, vocal-cord dysfunction, and atopy. Physicians at the program develop individualized care plans for all patients, with the goal of forming a working partnership with the referring primary care provider.
Asthma in the News
- Researchers Find New Asthma Trigger - The UCSD Guardian Online
- Research and Markets: Global Asthma Epidemiology and Patient Flow Analysis ... - Business Wire (press release)
- Study Questions Link Between Asthma and City Living - TIME
- UAB Wins Grant to Study Effects of Fungi on Asthma - Infection Control Today
- Drug-development grants focus on sleep apnea, asthma research - HealthCanal.com
- How the US underfunds research for migraines, asthma and depression - Washington Post (blog)
- New 'smart' asthma inhaler brings 'staggering' improvement in kids - TVNZ
- It's not just hot flushes, women's hormones also trigger asthma - Daily Mail
- Cat genes could hold vital clues to treatments for human diseases - The Guardian
- Hayfever drugs raise risk of Alzheimer's disease, say scientists - Telegraph.co.uk