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
- $4M grant to improve asthma care for So Cal Latino youth - Science Codex
- Vista Latina: $4 million grant to fund Imperial Valley asthma research project - Imperial Valley Press
- Grant Funds Asthma Research in Lowell - UMass Lowell (press release)
- Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says - Health.com
- Researchers find potential target for drug to treat allergic asthma - Medical Xpress
- Premature birth could up asthma risk in childhood - India.Com Health
- Contract Research Organization WCCT Global Announces Successful ... - DigitalJournal.com
- Interferon Research Offers New Hope for Asthma Drugs - Drug Discovery & Development
- Pittsburgh part of study to research treatments for black asthma patients - Tribune-Review
- People's Pharmacy: Some research suggests infection may cause asthma - Online Athens