Palliative Care in Pediatric Pulmonology

Taylor Baumann, Shailendra Das, Jill Ann Jarrell, Yuriko Nakashima-Paniagua, Edith Adriana Benitez, Maria Carolina Gazzaneo, Natalie Villafranco
2021 Children  
Children with End Stage Lung Disease (ESLD) are part of the growing population of individuals with life-limiting conditions of childhood. These patients present with a diverse set of pulmonary, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and developmental conditions. This paper first examines five cases of children with cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, neuromuscular disease, pulmonary hypertension, and lung transplantation from Texas Children's Hospital. We discuss the expected clinical course
more » ... each condition, then review the integration of primary and specialized palliative care into the management of each diagnosis. This paper then reviews the management of two children with end staged lung disease at Hospital Civil de Guadalajara, providing an additional perspective for approaching palliative care in low-income countries.
doi:10.3390/children8090802 pmid:34572234 fatcat:clrpersxjnaofbago6coazkai4