Pediatric pulmonologists offer a full range of clinical services and diagnostic assessments, including sleep studies, bronchoscopy, and complete pulmonary function and exercise testing. They study the efficacy of standard treatments to determine optimal therapies and medications for the treatment of children’s breathing disorders.
Brenner Children’s offers specialty clinics for children with asthma, a multidisciplinary clinic for children with sleep disorders, and a nationally accredited adult and pediatric Cystic Fibrosis care and research center. Members of the section serve on State and National professional boards, editorial boards of multiple medical journals, and a large number of research and clinical committees.
Sleep Disorders Clinic
The Sleep Disorders Clinic at Wake Forest Baptist
specializes in the evaluation and treatment of problems related to abnormal
sleep or excessive daytime sleepiness. Our diagnostic and patient care services
are available to patients of all ages and are provided in collaboration with
the patient’s primary physician.
Nationally accredited by the American Sleep Disorders
Association, the Sleep Disorders Clinic can evaluate conditions such as
insomnia, narcolepsy, seasonal affective disorder, and common parasomnias such
as sleepwalking, nightmares, restless leg syndrome and nocturnal seizures.
Specialty areas include pediatric pneumograms to assess breathing problems in
infants, PH monitoring to assess sleep disorders related to gastro-esophageal
reflux, and sleep apnea disorders.
Our multi-disciplinary staff includes experts in cardiology, neurology,
orthodontics, otolaryngology, psychiatry, pulmonary, as well as
polysomnographic technologists and nursing specialists. Physicians at the
Clinic can provide physical examinations as well as diagnostic tests including
nocturnal polysomnographic studies (NPSG) and nap studies or multiple sleep
latency tests (MSLT). Staff members also collaborate with experts in
neuropsychology, urology, neonatology, pediatrics, clinical psychology and
Research in Pediatric Pulmonology
Current research is focused on understanding how asthma develops and changes over time, and how to treat it more effectively in children. Wake Forest Baptist Health is now involved in many large studies of asthma in children, involving other leading institutions across the US, and funded by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers are currently seeking children, ages 1-18 with asthma, recurrent wheezing, or reactive airways disease to participate in these studies.
All of the studies currently taking place at Wake Forest Baptist Health, are using medications which are already approved and widely used in children; the focus is to determine which ones are most effective.
For more information contact Cheryl Wilmoth, study coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-716-8559. You may also submit your contact information for children less than 5 years old.