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Conditions Treated

Cook Children's Pulmonology team evaluates, treats and develops management plans for lung and respiratory diagnoses, including:

  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Apnea or a lapse in breathing
  • Respiratory failure/insufficiency (including insufficiency caused by neuromuscular disease)
  • Obstructive airway problems
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Congenital deformities

Cook Children's Sleep Center in Fort Worth offers help for children with abnormal sleep conditions:

  • Apnea of infancy
  • Sleep apnea (obstructive and central)
  • Periodic limb movements
  • REM behavior disorder (RBD)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nocturnal seizures

A regularly scheduled pulmonary clinic visit provides patient and family education, assessments and follow-up care.

Services include:

  • Pulmonary function assessment
  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Aerosol therapy

Children with acute and chronic respiratory complications and in need of ventilators or other breathing assistance are cared for in Cook Children Medical Center's Transitional Care Unit. Clinicians there prepare children and their families for the transition from hospital to home.