This division serves the needs of patients with potential or established disorders of the respiratory system. Provision of care includes diagnosis and management of acute and chronic conditions in the outpatient as well as inpatient setting at Children's Hospital of Illinois and University Clinics. Such conditions may include allergic rhinitis, asthma, chronic cough, exercise intolerance, dyspnea, noisy breathing, pneumonia, complicated pneumonia, recurrent pneumonia, or structural lung disease. Diagnostic modalities include flexible fiber-optic bronchoscopy, pulmonary function testing for children through adolescence and radiographic imaging studies.
Specialty clinics are committed to serving the health care needs of patients who benefit from a comprehensive visit, such as Home Ventilator Program and Cystic Fibrosis Clinic. These visits include physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, and social workers specially trained in treating and coordinating care for children with these specific health care needs.