Dr. Jessica Erin Pittman MD
Pulmonologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Pulmonology1 Childrens Pl Suite C Saint Louis MO, 63110
Dr. Jessica Pittman practices Pediatric Pulmonology in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Pittman 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.
Education and Training
Washington Center / School of Medicine 2004
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine 2004
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Early lung disease in young children with primary ciliary dyskinesia.
- Spirometry in biracial children: how adequate are race-based reference equations?
- Improvement in pulmonary function following antibiotics in infants with cystic fibrosis.
- Variability of a closed, rebreathing setup for multiple breath wash-out testing in children.
- Cystic fibrosis: NHLBI Workshop on the Primary Prevention of Chronic Lung Diseases.
- Decline in Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 Second in Cystic Fibrosis--Watch the Pendulum Swing.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (copd)
- Cystic Fibrosis (cf)
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- What Is an Antitussive?
A cough is described as a sudden explosive exhalation of air. It is basically a body's defense mechanism to protect and clear the airways from inhaled foreign materials. People may also voluntarily or spontaneously cough. Coughs often vary and may be characterized by productive (chesty or wet) or...
- What Causes Croup?
Croup is a common respiratory problem prevailing in young children that tends to develop in the fall or winter. It describes a deep and barking cough that is caused by an upper respiratory infection that blocks a child's ability to breathe. Its characteristic symptom is harsh coughing...
- How to Know if It’s Croup or Whoop
Croup is often characterized by a barking cough sound, which resembles the sound produced by seals. This childhood condition is often caused by a virus that often starts from the nose or mouth, and goes down to the vocal cords and windpipe. The affected areas become inflamed, swollen, and sore that...
- What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, inherited disorder, which affects the secretory glands producing mucus and sweat. Fluids secreted by the glands are usually thin. In this disease, the secretions become thick and sticky and block all passageways and ducts, particularly of the lungs and...
- Causes and Treatments for a Barking Cough
What is a barking cough?The medical term for a barking cough is croup, which is a viral condition that causes swelling of the upper airways of children, especially those who are younger than 5 years old. It is also described as the inflammation of the larynx and the trachea in children.There are a...
- What Is Bronkaid?
Generic Name: Ephedrine and GuaifenesinBrand Name: Primatene Asthma, BronkaidIntroduction Bronkaid is known for treating the symptoms of asthma. It works by thinning the mucus, so it can be eliminated from the body through coughing. Bronkaid consists of two active ingredients:...
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