Pulmonary Research and Innovation :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Pulmonary Research and Innovation

In addition to providing outstanding clinical care, members of the Section of Pulmonary Medicine conduct research and lead clinical trials to improve patient outcomes.

Nationwide Children’s is part of two large, national research networks through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Lung Association.

Pulmonary Clinical Studies

Clinical researchers at Nationwide Children's are committed to identifying new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases, taking research discoveries from the lab to the patient's bedside.

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Sweat Chloride Should Be the First-Line CF Test, but Often Isn’t
A study finds that CFTR mutation analysis is being ordered before (or without) sweat chloride in some cases, potentially leading to missed diagnoses, increased patient anxiety and unnecessary costs.

Why Some Bacterial Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients are Hard to Clear
The discovery of a novel defective pathway in CF immune cells may lead to new targets for drug development.

Is Less Ischemic Time Always Better for Pediatric Lung Transplants?
Studies show an optimal ischemia window for children, and that adult patient survival rate is higher at more experienced centers, despite longer ischemic times.

Hospitals Should Use Genotyping to Monitor Bacterial Infections
A team led by a pulmonologist-researcher found that in a children's hospital, an unexpected pathogen emerges as a common cause of infection.

An Easier Way to Calculate Sinus Disease Severity in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
The new Sheikh-Lind scoring system allows radiologists, pulmonologists and ear, nose and throat specialists to “speak the same language” about CT scans and quickly apply findings to the clinic.

A Graft Ischemic Time “Sweet Spot” in Lung Transplants for Children with CF
Ischemia times of 4 to 6 hours are associated with better long-term survival than both shorter and longer ischemia times.

Specialty Pharmacy for Cystic Fibrosis Improves Access to Medication
In a project started to increase the number of patients taking Orkambi, access and adherence increases for all medications.

Pulmonary Medicine’s Collaboration in a Comprehensive Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
The multi-disciplinary approach eases coordination of care, physician communication and the travel burden on families.

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