Target populationInfants and pediatric patient up to 18 years of age.
The most frequent diseases among people are:
Bronchiolitis, sinusitis, otitis, pneumonia, childhood asthma, cystic fibrosis, ciliary dyskinesia, tuberculosis, sleep disorders, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, congenital malformations of the respiratory tract, neuromuscular diseases, among others.
The Pediatric Pneumology service includes:
1. Pediatric Pneumology consultation: specialized consultation.
2. A Multidisciplinary team for patients with cystic fibrosis, which includes: specialized consultation in pediatric pulmonology, pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, pulmonary rehabilitation therapy and social work.
3. Pulmonary function tests: pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry, exercise challenge testing, carbon monoxide diffusing capacity, measurement of lung volumes by plethysmography, simple airway resistance test, pre-and post-bronchodilator oscillometry test, specific or non-specific (methacholine) bronchoprovocation tests for allergens, measurement of respiratory muscle strength, ergospirometry or integrated cardiopulmonary exercise test and six-minute walk test.
4. Pulmonary rehabilitation program for chronic respiratory diseases.
5. Pulmonary rehabilitation program for asthmatic patients.
6. Sleep study centers: polysomnogram, titration polysomnogram for medical devices.
7. Pediatric bronchoscopy: bronchoscopy, bronchoalveolar lavage, sampling for ciliary ultra-structural study.
The pneumology service currently has a medical team of two service- and teamwork–oriented, highly professional full-time pediatric pneumologists with several years of continuous work experience.
Cutting-edge technology is at the service of our patients. Also, our university hospital leads research and teaching activities as one of the fundamental mainstays of our mission.