Pulmonary Conditions We Treat

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children’s lung-related conditions. The following is a list of some of the conditions we treat.

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Narcolepsy

A sleep condition affecting 1 in 2,000 people, characterized by inappropriate sleep patterns and excessive – at times irresistible – daytime sleepiness.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)/Chronic Lung Disease (CLD)

A form of chronic lung disease, affecting most infants who are born more than 10 weeks before their due dates and weigh less than two pounds.

Chronic Cough

A cough lasting for eight weeks or longer. Sometimes accompanied by a stuffy nose, excessive mucus in the throat, shortness of breath, wheezing, or heartburn.

Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Circadian rhythm disorders (circadian rhythm sleep disorders or circadian sleep disorders) are abnormalities in the regular day-night/sleep-wake cycle.

Asthma

A common chronic illness in children, with symptoms such as cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, rapid breathing and chest tightness.

Respiratory Failure

A condition in which the lungs are unable to absorb enough oxygen and expel enough carbon dioxide to maintain the health of the rest of the body’s organs.

Sickle Cell Disease

An inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Intervals of no airflow through the nose and mouth during sleep despite continued attempts to breathe in and out.

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

Also called persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn or persistent fetal circulation syndrome, a serious breathing condition for newborns. Its cause is unknown.

Pneumonia

An inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants.

Insomnia

A condition in which the child has trouble going to sleep or remaining asleep. It is common but not generally considered serious unless it causes issues with daytime functioning.

Pulmonary Hypertension

High blood pressure in the lungs, a disease of the very small blood vessels in the lungs, affecting not only the lungs but the heart as well.