Pulmonology

January 2, 2019

Asthma Not Keeping Him Off the Court

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had a hard time keeping up or playing basketball, I was limited a lot by asthma,” says 18-year-old Cyrus Johnson, a senior in high school who came to the pulmonary clinic at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I’ve been dealing with asthma since I was 4 or 5 years old. Right now I’m on […]

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Tags: asthma, Dr. Sande Okelo, featured, pulmonary clinic, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


December 17, 2018

Heart, lung transplant recipients and families gather to celebrate gift of life

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Sean Keoni Craig never could have imagined he would be a guest at the UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant holiday party held in early December. After all, it was only in September that the Hawaii resident traveled to California to celebrate his 52nd birthday at Disneyland. Before he made it to the amusement park, however, […]

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Tags: Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Joseph Lynch III, heart and lung transplantation, heart transplant, lung transplant, organ donor


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


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


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


June 22, 2018

Breathing Easier

By Cooper47 pausesandmoments

It was my great good fortune to get an appointment to be seen by Dr. Biren Kamdar, who patiently and cordially had me describe my breathing difficulties. He also picked up on my anxieties, in a way that reduced them. There was nothing quick or superficial in his review. Just the opposite, in fact. Dr. […]

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Tags: breathing difficulties, Dr. Biren Kamdar, patient stories, radiologist


Ask the Doctors - Will living near a freeway increase the risk of asthma?

May 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Will living near a freeway increase the risk of asthma?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: We live near a freeway with a lot of traffic.  Do I need to be worried about my kids developing asthma? This is a valid question.  Cars release a number of small particles into the air that can irritate the lungs.  This particulate matter, in addition to nitric oxide and black carbon, has […]

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Tags: air pollution, Ask the Doctors, asthma, Dr. Robert Ashley, emergency room visits, freeway, pollution, traffic


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, 2018

“AND AWAY WE GO….” BETTER DAYS ARE AHEAD

By Heaven marykjames3

One evening, my husband and I decided to take a road trip, hoping to find relief. We set out on a long journey, driving over 2000.miles (Chicago to LA).. Praying that UCLA doctors will be able to shed some light on my condition. Little did we know…. the UCLA team of doctors have done just […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Anthony Heaney, Dr. David Scott, Dr. Isaac Yang, Dr. Mollie Johnston, Dr. Wong Kim, Hypopractinemia, mirgraine, neurosurgery, patient stories, pituitary adenomas