Pulmonary Medicine in the department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonary

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine deals with the breath of life in all its aspects: control of breathing; sleep disorders; obstruction to airflow in the common diseases of upper and lower airways such as croup, bronchiolitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia; restriction to lung function from disorders affecting the chest wall, the musculature, the nervous system, or lung tissue itself; congenital anomalies; accidents such as inhalation of foreign bodies, hydrocarbons, or toxic gases; secondary effects of non-pulmonary system disorders such as gastrointestinal reflux, myopathy, or cardiac dysfunction; disease of the upper respiratory tract including rhinitis and sinusitis; and so on. In many cases, diagnoses are not immediately apparent, and an efficient approach to the differential consideration of causation with procedures such as pulmonary function testing, bronchoprovocation, exercise testing, various imaging methods, in vitro evaluation of immune competence and allergic sensitization, and flexible fiberoptic videobronchoscopy, is important.

Center for Excellence
The Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology unites three major programs -- Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, and Critical Care Medicine -- to create a multidisciplinary synergy that takes advantage of Stanford's world-class expertise in biology, chemistry and other fields. The Center is committed to broaden its strong base of general pediatric pulmonary medicine and to enhance its ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations. More »

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