Dr. Ruth Mcdonald practices Pediatric Pulmonology in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Mcdonald treats children who have breathing problems, or a problem with his or her lungs. Pediatric pulmonologists often treat children with chronic cough, difficulty breathing, recurring pneumonia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, apnea, chronic lung disease in premature infants, noisy breathing, and conditions that require special equipment to monitor and/or help with breathing at home.
- Immunostimulatory oligonucleotides attenuate airways remodeling in allergic monkeys.
- Antibiotic sampling from central venous catheters versus peripheral veins.
- Five-fold increase in pediatric parapneumonic empyema since introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
- Postnatal episodic ozone results in persistent attenuation of pulmonary and peripheral blood responses to LPS challenge.
- Persistent rhinitis and epithelial remodeling induced by cyclic ozone exposure in the nasal airways of infant monkeys.
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