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
- Could There Be An Asthma Cure Within Five Years? - Science Codex
- Soy Supplements Don't Help Asthma Patients: Study - International Business Times
- More asthma research needed for Maori - Radio New Zealand
- Cleaning Products Can Trigger Asthma, Researchers Find - Newsmax
- NIH statement on World Asthma Day 2015 - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)
- Researchers Unveil Correlation Between Asthma, Peanut Allergy In Children - International Business Times
- Asthma: From "Aware" to "Prepared" Saves Lives - Huffington Post
- Experts Discuss Medical Research at UVA Children's Hospital - NBC 29 News
- UC Davis Researchers Propose Statins as an Inhaler Therapy for Asthma ... - Lung Disease News
- A New Use for Statins: Asthma - Newswise (press release)