Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases

Wake Forest Baptist provides a full range of clinical services to patients with respiratory, allergic, and immunologic diseases. It is the only comprehensive center for allergic and respiratory disease in the Southeast and offers the largest number of diagnosis and treatment options in western North Carolina.

Respiratory disease services provided at Wake Forest Baptist are coordinated in the section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases. Many of these services are not readily available at other medical facilities, including clinical trials for leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options for common pulmonary problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute respiratory distress syndrome, asthma and lung cancer), expertise in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, comprehensive management of chronic common and uncommon respiratory diseases, a thoracic oncology program, advanced treatments for occupational pulmonary diseases (such as mesothelioma and asbestosis), and specialty clinics for severe asthma, pulmonary hypertension, sleep disorders, bronchiectasis, and cystic fibrosis.

Critical care services provided at Wake Forest Baptist include expert management of patients with critical illness by physicians board-certified in critical care medicine in conjunction with expert consultants representing the full range of medical and surgical specialties. Patients with severe critical illness are regularly transferred to Wake Forest Baptist for life-sustaining treatments often unavailable at other hospitals. A rigorous safety and quality improvement structure within the medical intensive care unit ensures that each patient receives the best available care during their illness, while dedicated support nurses focus on the comfort and experience of patients and their families.

At the core of this section's expertise is extensive clinical experience and knowledge gained through active research. The section has currently ongoing NIH-funded research programs in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis, and genetic susceptibility to respiratory diseases.

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