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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Combination Therapy for Pediatric Asthma Patients

Our researchers are studying an investigational combination of medications, one used to treat asthma in adults and the other not yet approved to treat adult asthma, to determine if it can improve symptoms and lung function in asthma patients age 5 to 17.

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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 as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 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 6 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to more than 300 active clinical trials
  • 121-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

 

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Breath control is something every performer must master. For dancers, good breathing technique can add not only to endurance, but also to fluidity and grace. It can add power to an actor’s speech. Breath control is especially important and challenging for 18-year old Kendrick Trujillo, who suffers from severe asthma and allergies. Thanks to his multidisciplinary team at National Jewish Health, Trujillo has mastered breath control well enough to pursue dance and theatre studies as he heads off to college.

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