National Jewish Health is a leader in the area of immune deficiency — both in the care of patients and in related research. We have developed many diagnostic tests that are designed to help diagnose immunodeficiency disorders. The effort is ongoing as the genetic basis for many immunodeficiency disorders is being discovered at an increasingly rapid pace.

We run a state-of-the-art intravenous immunogloblin (IVIG) infusion room. This has been a pioneer program that provides an environment and atmosphere more like a home than a hospital or clinic. Our rapid infusion protocol has resulted in success with individuals who come in regularly for their infusions. This minimizes loss of time from work or school and helps foster adherence to regular therapy.

In the area of immune deficiency, we emphasize preventive care and a multidisciplinary approach. Our immunologists, infectious disease specialists, interstitial lung disease experts and gastroenterology colleagues work together to care for patients with complex infections, lung involvement or complication of the GI tract. Our approach has resulted in patients who have a dramatic decrease in infections, fewer systemic complications of their underlying conditions and a good response to early antibiotic therapy when necessary.

 

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Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked #1 or #2 in Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report for 25 consecutive years
  • Ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 5 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials
  • 122-history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

 

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Christian McMackin no longer struggles for air. The youngster came to National Jewish Health in 2016 after his parents, Misti and Chris noticed that their son was coughing, wheezing and having difficulty breathing. After spending a week at the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital, Christian’s family had concrete answers about his condition. Misti continues to be pleased with the care her son receives at National Jewish Health and recommends the hospital to others dealing with asthma.

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