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
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- Asthma inhalers can stunt growth in children, new research finds - The Independent
- Progress in allergic asthma research after ingestion of fruits - Phys.Org
- Six research developments in asthma - Healio
- New research reveals how expectations about odors can influence symptoms of ... - News-Medical.net
- Researchers identify new genes that likely contribute to asthma - News-Medical.net
- Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms - Philly.com
- Obesity and excess weight in childhood may increase asthma risk, study finds - The Guardian
- Nervous system may hold key to treating asthma attacks - Science Now
- Pharmacy-led asthma service helps patients - The Pharmaceutical Journal