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Respiratory Medicine

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Overview

The Respiratory Medicine and Transitional Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital has a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation and management of children with acute or chronic lung disease or complex respiratory conditions.

The unit also runs weekly cystic fibrosis clinics providing shared care with regional paediatricians and general practitioners whenever possible.

The respiratory function test laboratory provides routine spirometry and plethysmography, an infant lung function service, polysomnographic evaluation of children with suspected sleep apnoea, respiratory muscle testing and also includes an exercise laboratory and facilities for allergy skin tests.

Conditions we treat

  • Acute or chronic lung disease  
  • Complex respiratory conditions 
  • CPAP/BiPAP therapy 
  • Cystic Fibrosis 
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea 
  • Pleural effusion
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