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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Identifying Characteristics and Patterns of Asthma

Our researchers are working to identify the clinical, physiologic, genetic and molecular characteristics of asthmatics.

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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% 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 6% of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials

  • 123-year history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

Resolute doctors help child thrive despite ongoing medical conditions

Asher is friendly, outgoing, curious, smart and full of energy — everything a 2-year-old should be. His joyful smile is contagious as he gives a fist bump to every nurse and doctor that comes by his hospital room. These doctors and nurses are part of his medical team from National Jewish Health and our colleagues at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC). They are committed to ensuring this bright little boy grows up to be strong and healthy.

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