New trends in pediatric pulmonology: our experience
Until a few years ago, pediatric pulmonology was one of the most static branches of pediatrics. In recent years, the description of new pathological entities affecting the lung and airways, the identification of new disease biomarkers, the use of new respiratory function tests suitable not only for collaborating but also for non-collaborating children, the enhancement of respiratory endoscopy, the advent of new therapies such as biological drugs and genetic modulators have made pediatric pulmonology one of the most dynamic branches of pediatric medicine.
The objective of this article will be to explore the new fields of pediatric pulmonology by making a parallelism with the evolutions that our center had to follow in order to adapt to the new healthcare and research standards. These same standards of care are needed by patients, their families, and need to be known by primary care pediatricians. In addition, health policy must take into account these upgrades in pediatric pulmonology to provide the best quality of care to all patients and uniformly throughout the country.
Pediatric pulmonology today represents one of the most dynamic branches of pediatrics with many innovations that centers must adapt to in order to keep up with the times.
Received: Jan 1, 2023
Accepted: Jan 24, 2023
Published: Mar 1, 2023