Adult Pulmonology & Cystic Fibrosis

Overview

Adult Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis Program

Barnabas Health Medical Group’s Pulmonary Function Laboratory offers services for most airway disorders. The lab's staff includes a registered respiratory therapist and a staff that is specially trained to perform procedures and to assist the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases, including:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Offering the Most-Advanced Testing

The respiratory therapist has a major role in the patient's health careteam, working with physicians and nurses in providing evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. The pulmonary lab provides diagnostic testing including:

  • Pulmonary Function Testing, including spirometry (to measure air flow and volume), lung volumes (to determine whether air is trapped in the lungs) and diffusion capacity (to measure the rate of transfer of air, or oxygen, from the lungs to the bloodstream). Physicians may order these tests to determine inhalation and exhalation, flow rates, air trapping and gas transfer.
  • Oximetry Studies determine the percentage of oxygen saturation in patients suffering from shortness of breath. These tests also are ordered to meet guidelines for home oxygen therapy.
  • Bronchoscopy is performed by a board-certified pulmonologist using a state-of-the-art flexible bronchofiberscope. Performed in the Pediatric Day Stay Unit at Monmouth Medical Center, this diagnostic procedure obtains lung tissue samples for analysis and specimens for microbiology testing for infections.
  • Exercise testing to evaluate for the possible presence of exercise induced asthma.
  • NIOX MINO is a machine that measures exhaled nitric oxide. This is a noninvasive marker for inflammatory disorders such as asthma.
  • The Impulse Oxcillometry System (IOS) is used for pediatric patients ages 3-5 years old to measure resistance and obstruction in ventilation disorders.
  • Cystic Fibrosis

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