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Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis

  • Pulmonary function testing in infants and older children
  • Nitric oxide testing
  • Bronchial challenge
  • Sleep studies (polysomnography)
  • Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • Sweat testing and genetic testing
  • Comprehensive diagnostic imaging modalities
  • Biopsy of the cilia
  • Biopsy of the lung
  • Allergy testing
  • Testing to assess lung function in children

Treatment

The Pediatric Pulmonary team provides extensive therapies for treating respiratory diseases and disorders, these include:

  • Airway clearance devices
  • Bronchoscopic lavage
  • Medications including bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory agents
  • Surfactant replacement therapy
  • Home ventilator management
  • Special feeding and nutrition
  • Exercise and rehabilitation plans to maximize lung function
  • Comprehensive asthma care including asthma education

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is a department of Maine Medical Center