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
- Pain Relievers Do Not Cause Asthma, Study Finds - New York Times (blog)
- Experimental asthma drug helps untreatable patients in study - CBS News
- Ginger Could Enhance Effects Of Asthma Medication, Study Finds - Huffington Post
- New Research Identifies Link Between Sub-optimal Asthma Control Across ... - PR Newswire UK (press release)
- Study explores links between asthma, sleep quality and academic performance ... - News-Medical.net
- Green DRIVE bus pull challenge raises money, awareness for youth asthma - The Providence Journal
- Asthma, sleep and poor marks at school: A US study connects the dots - Globe and Mail
- Ginger may relieve asthma symptoms: Study - Indian Express
- Vitamin D helps beat asthma symptoms - research - New Zealand Herald
- Researchers find common childhood asthma unconnected to allergens or ... - EurekAlert (press release)