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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Cysteamine Appears to Help Clear Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria from Cystic Fibrosis Patients’ Cells
The drug could help eradicate members of the B. cepacia complex and other bacteria in CF.

Is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Safe for Children With Cystic Fibrosis?
A national study has found that the procedure poses no additional risk to this vulnerable population.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Issues in Children
Sleep-disordered breathing affects the heart, but cardiovascular complications can also affect sleep.

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.

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