A recent study of over 6,000 cystic fibrosis patients 12 years through adulthood, and over 4,000 parents, found that depression and anxiety were two to three times more elevated in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and in parents of children with CF. Although depression and anxiety are common in CF, the stigma associated with mental […]
As medical director of the CHOC pediatric sleep program, Dr. Neal Nakra is examining sleep study data to further analyze the relationships between sleep and obesity, metabolic syndrome and other pediatric conditions. Dr. Nakra’s initial interests in sleep medicine deepened during his pulmonary medicine fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, in Connecticut. Already well aware of […]
In this CHOC grand rounds video, Dr. Neal Nakra, pediatric pulmonologist and medical director of CHOC’s pediatric sleep program, addresses the topic of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity in the pediatric population. In addition to discussing the trends in OSA, Dr. Nakra details the relationship between the condition and metabolic syndrome. Data, collected over […]
Noted pediatric pulmonologist Dan M. Cooper, M.D., is acting chair of the University of California, Irvine, Department of Pediatrics.