Pediatric Lung Disorders
If your child has a lung disease, you will find care for it close to home. Experts in our Pediatric Pulmonary, Asthma and Sleep Services and Cystic Fibrosis Center treat infants, children and adolescents for a wide variety of lung conditions including:
- Congenital lung disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Developmental pulmonary problems associated with premature birth
- Respiratory disorders
- Sleep disorders
UMass Memorial Health Care is leading a pediatric asthma initiative aimed at helping high-risk asthmatic children in the Worcester community to cut down on school absences and frequent hospital visits. Watch our video to learn more about the difference we are making in our community.
Our Lung Disorders Services
We treat a wide range of pediatric lung disorders, including:
- Evaluation of asthma symptoms, lung function measurement and identification of triggers for asthma
- Patient and parent education on environmental control measures to avoid or eliminate factors that trigger asthma symptoms or flare-ups
- Advice on recommended activities for patients with exercise-induced asthma
- Medication therapy for long-term asthma management
- Diagnosis and treatment of congenital lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis
- Sleep studies to assist in the relief of symptoms associated with sleep disorders
- Case management for the support of medically complex and technologically dependent children in the home
Cystic Fibrosis Care Nationally Recognized
You can find comfort in knowing that our UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center is nationally recognized for its work with patients with cystic fibrosis. In fact, we treat more cystic fibrosis patients than any other facility in Central and Western Massachusetts. Our center also serves as a clinical research site to advance the understanding and treatment of this incurable disease.
Working With Schools
When your child is ready to return to school, we work with schools through Central Massachusetts MASSTART, which integrates medically complex children into the school system. The program is one of the five statewide resource centers for the integration of the technology dependent child into schools.
The National Association of Pediatric Home and Community Care was founded by members of the center, and it sponsors a national conference on the integration of medically complex, chronically ill infants and children into the community.