Items Tagged ‘Pulmonology’

Answers for Asthma

October 20, 2018

Answers for Asthma

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I used to have asthma as a child and had numerous visits to the emergency room,” says Dr. Sande Okelo, associate professor of pediatrics and division chief of UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “As a physician I understood there was a great opportunity out there to help patients lead normal lives. There are great […]

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Tags: asthma, cystic fibrosis, Dr. Sande Okelo, lung disease, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, respiratory problems, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


In Good Hands

October 15, 2018

In Good Hands

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My husband was a carrier for a very rare mutation of cystic fibrosis,” says Stacey Armato, whose son Massimo Armato is now 2 years old and sees Dr. Marlyn Woo at UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “At five days old Massimo had surgery to remove a burst intestine. At 5 weeks old, he had […]

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Tags: cystic fibrosis, Dr. Marlyn Woo, genetic disorder, heritable disease, pneumonia, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


There Is A Plan

October 10, 2018

There Is A Plan

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Having a child with asthma can be frightening,” says Brian, father to 2-year-old Finn, who brought his son to see UCLA pediatric pulmonologist Sande Okelo, MD. “There have been some nights were we were really unsure about what to do. The one really positive aspect of our care at UCLA has been that there is […]

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Tags: asthma, asthma in children, Dr. Sande Okelo, Pediatric Asthma Program, pediatric pulmonology, Pulmonology, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


Food + Love = Patient Care

October 1, 2018

Food + Love = Patient Care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Food is a gateway for a lot of emotions and it’s a way that a lot of families show love,” says Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD, a pediatric and adult dietician for the cystic fibrosis clinic and pulmonology clinic at UCLA Health. “I work with patients who have pulmonology disorders, including cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis patients […]

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Tags: cystic fibrosis, lung disease, pediatric pulmonology, Pulmonology, pulmonology disorders, Suzanne Hollander RD, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


It Will Get Better

September 6, 2018

It Will Get Better

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I think one of the most sensitive and challenging times are when our newborn babies are first diagnosed with cystic fibrosis,” says Sabah Akmal, LSCW,  a pediatric clinical social worker with UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “The parents are overwhelmed when they have a healthy baby, but their baby has been diagnosed with a […]

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Tags: cystic fibrosis, cystic fibrosis in newborns, lung disease, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


Supported by Staff

August 6, 2018

Supported by Staff

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It’s hard to explain, but when you feel so frustrated and worried, and then you have support, it eases the worry a little bit,” says Trang Ngo-Beteta, mother to Theo Beteta, a patient of UCLA pediatric pulmonologist Diana Chen, MD. “All the nurses and doctors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are amazing. They really […]

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Tags: asthma, Dr. Diana Chen, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, respiratory care, sleep medicine, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


Patient is First Priority

July 6, 2018

Patient is First Priority

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Gavin was born with micrognathia, which is a small jaw, and had trouble breathing. So, at 3 weeks old, he was transferred to UCLA Health to have surgery,” says Deanna Steinrad, mother to now 2-year-old Gavin Steinrad, who came in for a visit with Dr. Marlyn Woo at UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. Gavin’s […]

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Tags: lung disease, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, respiratory care, trouble breathing, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


My Lung Transplant Village

April 12, 2018

My Lung Transplant Village

By MexChilanga blancasiebels

I was referred to the pulmonology department at UCLA because I needed higher level of care to treat my follicular bronchiolitis. What in 2013 appeared to be a scary unknown has turned out to be a transformational journey. Over the next three years, my condition deteriorated to the point of needing a double lung transplant, […]

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Tags: double lung transplant, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Ariss DerHovanessian, follicular bronchiolitis, ICU, lung disease, nurses, patient stories, Pulmonology, pulmonology department, transplant coordinator


March 30, 2017

Hope

By jane76 jane76

Hope. A good doctor provides his patient with hope. He uses all his education, knowledge and wisdom along with empathy, listening and kindness skills to provide the best diagnosis and treatment for his patient. But what if you patient has a difficult diagnosis like lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)? What if there are so few of us that […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Joseph Lynch III, LAM, lung, lung disease, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, patient stories, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology


Dr Y. Michael Shino, my bilateral lung transplant pulmonologist

March 28, 2017

Dr Y. Michael Shino, my bilateral lung transplant pulmonologist

By pammy duck pammy duck

It has been almost two years now since my local pulmonologist, Dr A. Munoz from Bakersfield, Calif. referred me to UCLA for a double lung transplant. After my initial shock, I came to UCLA with an open mind about the transplant. The thing is, I am a nurse. As an Operating Room RN, now retired […]

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Tags: bilateral lung transplant, Doctors Day, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. David Ross, Dr. Joann Schaenman, Dr. Michael Shino, lung transplant, patient stories, Pulmonology, transplant pulmonologist, UCLA Transplantation Services